Funding Boost for Eikanger
Eikanger Bjorsvik receives a one million Krone boost (around £115,000), for the third consecutive year, from businessman and philanthropist Trond Mohn. The 77 year old, who lives in Bergen was the owner and chief executive of Frank Mohn AS, a multi-national portfolio of oil, gas and marine companies.
The donation will be used to assist the band in securing its longer term aims of youth development in the region. This has already seen them take over the running and organisation of Hordaland Ungdomsbrassband (HUBB), as well as develop its other initiatives (as above) such as its existing youth holiday programme, EBML Talent project and local school links.
Spokesperson Viggo Bjørge commented, “We are once again very grateful for this support and the generosity that accompanies it. Trond Mohn and Eikanger-Bjørsvik share the vision that those at the very top must gain extra inspiration and motivation by being engaged in the teaching of the next generation of players. The funds will be invested in the band's musical development and planning for the future through our different youth led initiatives.”
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