West Michigan New Horizon s Music Ensembles Scores Big Grant
West Michigan New Horizons Music Ensembles and I are extremely pleased to announce that we are the recipients of a grant from the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs. It is a very exciting time for the organization as we begin to dream about ways to use the funds! Any grant bestowed on an organization comes with a list of allowable expenses and guidelines for use. We applied for and received an Operational Grant which can be used for honoraria, artist fees, equipment rental, and costs related to strategic planning, just to list a few. Our board is considering a number of initiatives, including commissioning a new piece of music for band written by Michigan composer Catherine McMichael, hiring some interns to assist with conducting and marketing, and hosting a series of master classes by local musicians of note. The grant period is from October 1, 2017 through September 30, 2018. The amount we received was $17,500. We wish all of you a terrific season of music-making!