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Letter - Council for Music in Schools

From the Collection of Victorian Bands' League 2/157 Hyde Street Yarraville Victoria

Description
Typed letter on old paper
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Object Registration
0038
Keywords
the university of melbourne, conservatorium of music, council for music in schools, c. mullen, j. sutton crow
Historical information
This letter from 1939 makes reference to an article written by Mr C. Mullen, the then Head of School Education (Victoria) in the "Lantern". The Chairman of the Council for Music in Schools congratulates Mr Mullen on his success. This is no doubt due to the implementation of school instrumental programs across the state due to the money from the Gillies Bequest. Many schools in Victoria started up school brass bands, fife & drum bands or orchestras as a result of this bequest.
When Made
1939
Significance
This letter is a rare item in our collection. While not directly related to banding history, there is a contextual element in that C. Mullen presided over an expansion of school instrumental programs which included brass bands.
Last updated
11 Aug 2018 at 12:24PM