The band are very pleased to announce their association with Artist Rob Gobel from Kilham in the East Riding of Yorkshire. Rob has produced a mixed media image of the band playing at the Crescent Gardens bandstand Filey at their concert in September 2015. Rob has beautifully captured the feel of a summer bandstand concert in this wonderful setting and very generously donated the copyright of the image to the band for use in fundraising. We have produced a signed limited edition fine art print, which will be available from the band website along with a range of unsigned prints greetings cards and gift items. The original work will be on display at the bands summer concerts and Rob will be attending some of these events and is doing some other sketches of the band through the season.
The Band would like to officially give thanks to KCOM for their kind support via their Community Grants Scheme which has enabled us to purchase a brand new set of music stands.The Band currently compete in the Second Section of the North of England region and are proud to have represented the North of England at the National Brass Band Championships of Great Britain on several occasions, most recently in 2013 and 2014. However without an official sponsor we rely heavily on donations, the money raised by playing at engagements and the on-going support of players, friends and families.
In August 2015 the Band’s treasurer, Miss Chris Dunn, set about applying for funding from local companies to help ensure that the audiences across Hull, The East Riding and the surrounding area have more of a professional experience when attending one of the bands performances.
The Band where delighted to hear in September that they had been successful in securing £500 towards the purchase of new music stands. Without the support of KCOMs Community Grant we would not have been able to purchase a new set of stands, which cost over £800 in total.
The Band welcomed the delivery of their new, much sturdier, music stands in December.
The Band’s chairman, Mr David Vivian reports that the stands have “already proved to be of great benefit to the professional presentation of the Band and have most recently been used whilst recording the Band’s CD ‘Marching Onwards’”
We are keen to welcome contact with anyone who feels they may be able to support the Band. If you or your company feel that you are able to help please contact the us via email: firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.