Letter of the week - Music service cut is a tragedy

Letter of the week - Music service cut is a tragedy

In a week in which the Warwick Commission and the BBC’s ‘Get Creative’ campaign have highlighted the scandalous collapse of arts education in state schools, Wiltshire Council’s move to close down its music service (‘Fears for music in schools’, February 19) appears inept, ill-informed, uncaring and philistine. The small-mindedness of this policy is highlighted by the relatively small savings involved (the music service is mainly self-funding) which equate roughly to the salaries of the two top officers at County Hall, or about 50p per year for every Wiltshire resident.

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