Support Blackburn & Darwen Band

by Blackburn & Darwen Band in Darwen, England, United Kingdom

We did it
On 7th January 2021 we successfully raised £3,006 ( + est. £635.25 Gift Aid ) with 43 supporters in 50 days

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

by Blackburn & Darwen Band in Darwen, England, United Kingdom

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. 

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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.

 

About 

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.

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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.

#SaveOurBrassBands

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

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£5 or more

£5 donation

Thank you for supporting the Blackburn & Darwen Band.

£5 or more

Happy Birthday

For a £5 donation, one of our lovely players will play Happy Birthday that can be shared on facebook or emailed to you for a friend or relative or even yourself!

£5 or more

Favourite Carol

For a £5 donation why not request your favourite carol? A duet of players will perform and share the link on Facebook or email it to you.

£30 or more

Choice of Music

For a £30 donation, you can select some pieces towards our next live concert!

£50 or more

2 of 6 claimed

The Carols Come to You

A group of players to play 15 minutes of Carols in the street outside your home. This reward is subject to lockdown restrictions and playing restrictions will be restricted to Blackburn & Darwen and surrounding areas. We will contact you to arrange a mutually convenient time on Sunday 6th, 13th or 20th December. So that we can contact you please make sure you supply your email address and also a postal address where you would like us to play.

£50 or more

0 of 4 claimed

The Carols Come to You - Sunday 6th December

A group of players to play 15 minutes of Carols in the street outside your home. This reward is subject to lockdown restrictions and playing restrictions will be restricted to Blackburn & Darwen and surrounding areas. We will contact you to arrange a mutually convenient time on Sunday 6th December. So that we can contact you please make sure you supply your email address and also a postal address where you would like us to play.

£50 or more

1 of 4 claimed

The Carols Come to you - Sunday 13th December

A group of players to play 15 minutes of Carols in the street outside your home. This reward is subject to lockdown restrictions and playing restrictions will be restricted to Blackburn & Darwen and surrounding areas. We will contact you to arrange a mutually convenient time on Sunday 13th December. So that we can contact you please make sure you supply your email address and also a postal address where you would like us to play.

£50 or more

1 of 1 claimed

The carols come to you - Wed 23rd December 11:30am

A group of players to play 15 minutes of Carols in the street outside your home. This reward is subject to lockdown restrictions and playing restrictions will be restricted to Blackburn & Darwen and surrounding areas. This is our last available slot before Christmas. So that we can contact you please make sure you supply your email address and also a postal address where you would like us to play.

£50 or more

1 of 1 claimed

The Carols come to you - Wed 23rd December 12pm

A group of players to play 15 minutes of Carols in the street outside your home. This reward is subject to lockdown restrictions and playing restrictions will be restricted to Blackburn & Darwen and surrounding areas. So that we can contact you please make sure you supply your email address and also a postal address where you would like us to play.

£50 or more

1 of 1 claimed

The Carols come to you - Wed 23rd December 12pm

Sudell Close, Darwen A group of players to play 15 minutes of Carols in the street outside your home. This reward is subject to lockdown restrictions and playing restrictions will be restricted to Blackburn & Darwen and surrounding areas. So that we can contact you please make sure you supply your email address and also a postal address where you would like us to play.

£100 or more

1 of 1 claimed

The carols come to you - Sun 20th December 1:45pm

30 minutes of all your favourite Christmas tunes played by the one and only Blackburn & Darwen Band!

£250 or more

1 of 1 claimed

£250 45 minutes Christmas carols/tunes

Longton - Peter Smith Saturday 12th December 2020 6pm.

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