Blackburn & Darwen Band 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.
Due to the current covid restrictions the band is unable to generate any income to pay our running costs eg. rent for our rehearsal space and storage, costs of instrument and public liability insurance.
Why are we crowdfunding?
Our brass band risks continued survival because of the lack of income necessary to keep the band functioning.
Your donations will be used to pay ongoing costs as previously mentioned and allow us to book venues for future events when covid restrictions are lifted.
Blackburn & Darwen Band
The Blackburn & Darwen organisation is one of the oldest bands in the country. Our organisation consists of a Senior Band, a thriving junior band and a starter band, which benefits local children in our area. All 3 bands entertain audiences all around the Blackburn & Darwen district.
2020 would have been our 180th anniversary and we had planned lots of celebratory concerts and a tour of France. Sadly these have all been postponed.
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.