Barnsley MP nominates town orchestra for national award

Barnsley MP Michael Dugher has nominated the Barnsley Youth Jazz Orchestra for a national award for getting young people in the town involved in music.

Mr Dugher has put the group forward for the Jazz Education Award in the Parliamentary Jazz Awards, which recognise organisations that raise the standard of jazz education in the UK.

The orchestra, which is based at Netherwood Advanced Learning Centre, is a not-for-profit service that provides young people with music tuition at a discounted rate, loans students musical instruments and helps them to achieve formally music qualifications.

Mr Dugher said: “The Barnsley Youth Jazz Orchestra has an impressive track record in getting local young talent involved in jazz music.”