Civic hall piano to keep hitting the high notes thanks to generous donation

Picture Caption: (L-R)- Melvin Besbrode and Steven Leeming from Besbrode Pianos Leeds, meet the Lord Mayor of Leeds Cllr David Congreve and the Lady Mayoress Janet Harper JP during their visit to collect the piano cover.

A Leeds company has stepped in this month to help keep a grand piano in a historic civic building in tip-top condition.

After the previous cover for the piano in Leeds Civic Hall’s banqueting suite, which hosts a range of events throughout the year had fallen into a state of disrepair, Holbeck-based ‘Besbrode Pianos Leeds’, approached the Lord Mayor of Leeds Cllr David Congreve to discuss how they might be able to help.

A brand new piano cover has now subsequently being provided free of charge by the company, and the Lord Mayor Cllr Congreve along with the Lady Mayoress Janet Harper JP, paid a special visit to their headquarters to collect the item and offer a personal thank you. A good cover keeps dust from the piano and helps the sound board looking fresh, whilst preventing any scratches or scrapes to the exterior.

The Lord Mayor of Leeds, Councillor David Congreve said:

"I would like to offer a big thank you to Besbrode Pianos Leeds for offering to replace the cover of the piano in the civic hall, which had undoubtedly seen better days.

"This new cover will play an important part in keeping the piano looking and sounding great in the banqueting suite, which throughout the year hosts hundreds of different events."

Steven Leeming, Besbrode Pianos Leeds said:

"In our day-to-day job we work with a lot of different people and clients, but it was a real honour for us to be able to help out the Lord Mayor with a new cover when we heard one was needed for the piano at the civic hall."

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