Music bursary launched in name of former St Ives headteacher Tony Burgess

13:00 27 February 2014

Tony Burgess

Tony Burgess

Archant

As a headteacher he helped inspire generations of children in St Ives.

And Tony Burgess’ legacy will continue to help inspire future generations of children thanks a music bursary that has been set up in his name.

The popular former head of Westfield School, who was also a governor of St Ivo as well as one of the leading campaigners who helped save the town’s Corn Exchange and get it refurbished and re-opened, died aged 66 in September 2012.

His fellow campaigners – who are now part of the friends of the Corn Exchange group, ACE – have already named one of the venue’s rooms in his honour and are now launching the search to find the first recipients of the Tony Burgess Music Bursary Fund.

A spokesman said: “Tony, who was the first chairman of ACE, had a great love of music and as a keen amateur musician he was an inspiration to the students he met and taught, and encouraged them to make the most of their musical talent.

“It is with pride therefore that ACE – Friends of St Ives Corn Exchange – announce the establishment of a music bursary in his name. The aim of the bursary is to help and encourage young musicians between the ages of seven and 18 years to develop their musical talents.”

The main criteria for the selection of applications are musical potential and financial need.

Applicants need to live in St Ives or surrounding villages, and must complete an application form and submit it along with the required documentation before the closing date of March 31. A second round closes on September 30.

Awards will vary at the discretion of the bursary committee and, as the fund is limited, not every request will be able to be met.

INFORMATION: For an application form, write to: The Administrator, The Tony Burgess Music Bursary Fund, c/o 10 Rookery Close, St Ives PE27 5FX. You can also call 01480 467094.

0 comments

More news stories

06:24
Huntingdonshire Regional College offers part-time courses in hair and beauty

With the new academic year fast approaching, Huntingdonshire Regional College can help you to progress your career with a range of part-time adult courses.

Yesterday, 10:11
Jack Ledsham has outgrown his current power wheelchair

The mother of a disabled teenager from St Neots is appealing to the public to help her raise the money to buy a new powered wheelchair.

Yesterday, 07:30
The specially adapted bikes which are becoming increasinly popular at Hinchingbrooke County Park.

Rangers at Hinchingbrooke Country Park are looking to recruit maintenance volunteers to help look after a set of specially adapted bikes.

Yesterday, 07:14
Left to right: Peter Menczer, clerk and trustee; Mia Davis, resident; Mike Baker, chairman and trustee; Angela Watts, resident, and Chris McCrae, architect.

The refurbishment work completed on the Huntingdon Almshouses in 2011 has won the Almshouse Associations Patrons Award.

With the new academic year fast approaching, Huntingdonshire Regional College can help you to progress your career with a range of part-time adult courses.

Read more

Most read stories

Most commented stories

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Hunts Post e-edition today E-edition