Backstage Brass 'bringing Christmas to you...'

by Backstage Brass in Pontefract, England, United Kingdom

We did it
On 8th January 2021 we successfully raised £235 with 10 supporters in 56 days

Backstage Brass is part of a national initiative launched by Brass Bands England to save the many UK brass bands who are struggling.

by Backstage Brass in Pontefract, England, United Kingdom

Backstage Brass is part of a national initiative launched by Brass Bands England to save the many UK brass bands who are struggling to survive through the COVID-19 pandemic. Brass bands are a core of their local community, and many risk disappearing altogether without your help. 

Why Do We Need Your Help?

Founded in 2018, we have worked hard to gain an excellent reputation across the UK, developing a versatile calendar of events.

However, this year we have missed out on several opportunities to entertain our ever-growing following, resulting in a loss of vital earnings previously earmarked for new equipment required to support and enhance our live shows. Unfortunately, our scheduled 2020 debut album recording has also been postponed, as well as the delivery of youth development workshops in our local community...all as a result of Covid restrictions.

We need your help to get us back on track and hit the ground running in 2021!


About Our Project

Backstage Brass 'bringing Christmas to you...'

  • Do you normally attend concerts or carol services over the festive period?
  • Would you like to treat a friend or loved one to a special, unique gift?
  • How about pulling together to bring Christmas spirit to your street?
  • Could you surprise your customers, employees or work colleagues?

What better way than with a mini-concert from a professional brass your door?

We will be performing in various locations on different dates (subject to Covid-19 restrictions), details of which will be advertised through local community social media platforms.


About Backstage Brass

Backstage Brass is a six-piece Brass Band (2 x Trumpets, 2 x Trombones, Tuba/Sousaphone and Drum-Kit), performing a huge range of repertoire in a variety of styles to suit almost any event; from weddings to festivals, private parties to corporate functions...and, of course, bandstand gigs and traditional concert recitals.

The Backstage Brass sound is inspired by the British Brass Band tradition and the New Orleans Brass Band style, resulting in the perfect mix of entertainment and quality music making.


About Save Our Brass Bands

Brass bands exist in every corner of the UK, with over 30,000 people of all ages and standards taking part in weekly activity – rehearsing, performing and providing entertainment for their local community.

But we risk losing this forever.

Brass Bands saw their main source of income disappear in an instant when they ceased being able to perform in March in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. 

Months later, we still don’t know when normal performances will be able to take place. A significant loss in income over the Summer months, paired with necessary expenditure needed to make rehearsal spaces Covid compliant means that many Brass Bands are in a perilous financial situation.

Without urgent support, we could lose our nation’s amazing Brass Bands. Please help us to make sure they survive this crisis and will be there to be enjoyed by future generations.


Please donate, share this page widely and do what you can to help us to make sure our Brass Bands survive this crisis.

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