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£1,460raised of £600 target by 60 supporters

    Weʼve raised £1,460 to raise money for the new Joe Temperley Scholarship, to help members of the Fife Youth Jazz Orchestra.

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    Funded on Saturday, 24th December 2016

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    We are delighted to announce the creation of the Joe Temperley Scholarship, in memory of the great baritone saxophone maestro from Lochgelly who was a central part of Fife Youth Jazz Orchestra's 40 year history. The scholarship came about due to the generosity of past and present players and friends of FYJO donating for a gift for Richard Michael, the band's director, to say thank you for 40 years of dedication and enthusiasm and inspiring literally hundreds of young people. Once the target was quickly met however, people continued to generously donate. What to do with the rest? A scholarship in Joe's name seemed the perfect answer, and will honour his memory and provide meaningful financial assistance to current band members. This may be in the form of help with fees for the Richard Michael Summer Jazz course, music college audition fees, or the cost of some lessons with a high profile jazz musician.
    FYJO celebrated their 40th Anniversary at the Lochgelly Centre with a day of workshops to which former players (both those who are now professional musicians and those who chose a slightly more sensible career-path) came back in great number, and culminated in a concert featuring FYJOs 1, 2 and FYJO "The Oldies". Richard was presented with a 40 year old bottle of Glenfarclas and the news of the scholarship, and just about managed to hold it together! It was a truly wonderful and fitting celebration of a diamond in the crown of British jazz and music education.



    • Hilary Michael1 year ago
      Hilary Michael

      Hilary Michael

      1 year ago

      Huge huge huge thanks to you all. The 40 year old Glenfarclas went down a storm! The new Joe Temperley Scholarship is shaping up nicely too! Info about it is above in the story section. Spread the word...

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    • Joan Macdonald

      Joan Macdonald

      Dec 11, 2016


    • Ian Crighton

      Ian Crighton

      Dec 7, 2016

      I am delighted to be able to support people who want to play live jazz. Mair power tae yer elbic (elbow)


    • Ivor Widdison

      Ivor Widdison

      Dec 7, 2016

      Sorry to be late to the party: a great cause. Warmest good wishes, Hilary xx


    • T S P Scotney

      T S P Scotney

      Dec 6, 2016

      You do a fantastic job!


    • Rachel Allen

      Rachel Allen

      Dec 4, 2016


    • Sarah Vas

      Sarah Vas

      Dec 3, 2016

      Hi Hilary Hope your cause goes well and you raise the needed anount This donation is from Olaf up in the sky Old musicians never die they just decompose ! Much love from me & the boys to you all


    • Heather McCabe

      Heather McCabe

      Nov 29, 2016

      All young musicians should have the opportunities we did. With thanks to Richard Michael, and in memory of our beloved Uncle Joe Temperley.

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