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Thursday, September 05, 2013

Support the Petition to save the BBC Big Band from cuts.

Seems as though the BBC Big Band is subject to the  cuts - is nothing sacred these days?
If you object to the BBC's treatment of the BBC Big Band please sign the petition. go to it from here.
For god's sake they are a national institution! This shouldn't be allowed. - Below is the letter to Jeff Smith "Head of Music at not everyone's favourite auntie."
Lance.
The BBC Big Band is a national institution and has been for the last 48 years - they have been the inspiration for musicians all over the world and are the epitome of a world class band. The radio programme "Big band special" is being cut and the maida vale sessions are being cut to 20% of what they currently do!! A cut of 80%. We are petitioning that these cuts do not go ahead. 

 

3 comments :

Jude (on f/b) said...

I've signed.

Steve Andrews (on f/b) said...

I've signed, Lance. Hope everyone else does, too.

Liz said...

me too
Liz

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