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New School Band Supported By Fusion

The President Kennedy School Band was officially launched this week by the Head of Music Mr Channer and our Business in the Community partner, Coventry based, Fusion Contact Centre Services.

The President Kennedy School Band was officially launched this week by the Head of Music Mr Channer and our Business in the Community partner, Coventry based, Fusion Contact Centre Services.

Mr Channer has been working on forming a school band for some time but when Fusion agreed to donate nearly £6000 to buy the instruments the school required the dream became a reality.

Fusion Contact Centre Services is part of the insurance conglomerate called the BGL Group, most famous for their brand compare-the-market.com and their well known adverts featuring meercats! Fusion Contact Centre Services is based in 3 UK locations including Mile Lane, Coventry and employs 1300 staff and was introduced to the school by Business in the Community, a business led charity focused on promoting responsible business practice. Members work with communities, including schools, where they can make a real difference.

Fusion has worked with President Kennedy School on a number of projects over the last year including classroom refurbishments, careers events, business education projects and have donated sought after meercat toys for school raffles.

Thanks to Fusion’s generosity the school has been able to purchase a tuba, flutes, trumpets, clarinets, euphoniums and trombones which students can learn to play in school and then take home to practice. Over 60 students have signed up for the band and are already getting to grips with their new instruments. Mrs Sarah May, from Fusion said “Fusion has an excellent working relationship with President Kennedy School and we are delighted to see how our assistance is improving the educational opportunities for so many students.”

Mr Channer commented “when the instruments started to arrive, the students were so excited. They look so beautiful once they are out of their boxes and being used. We need to put in lots of practice to make sure they start making a beautiful sound!”                           

It is planned that the school band will perform at a number of school events including the School Community Day which will be held on 21st July this year.

Year 7 tuba player Matthew Tilt said “This is the first time I have had a chance to play a musical instrument and learning the tuba as part of a band is great fun. The instruments are a fantastic gift to the school. We are very lucky.”