Early this year the Henley Bridge Rotary Club were treated to two solo performances by local children who attend the Henley Music School run by local resident Laura Reineke. Thomas Harding aged 10 years played the saxophone and Mae Reineke aged 15 years played the violin. Laura then spoke to the Rotary Club about the work of the Music School and showed a short film which captured the fun and hard work teachers and students put in to make the School such a success. The Rotary Club were so impressed by the hard work and enthusiasm of teachers and pupils that they decided to award the Music School two bursary’s of £600.00 to allow two children to learn an instrument.
A cheque for £1,200 was presented last Sunday, 15 May at the Music School’s regular Sunday rehearsal. This money will ensure that children who want to learn to play an instrument will be given the opportunity. Henley Music School’s Head Teacher, Laura said, “This very kind donation will be used to support two children who otherwise wouldn’t be able to afford lessons. She continued, “Our ethos is that every child should have the opportunity to play and love music regardless of age, ability, means or background. We are delighted and very grateful to the Rotary for their support.”