The Driffield Silver Band

by Driffield Silver Band in Driffield, England, United Kingdom


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+ est. £7.50
£1,000 target 30 days left
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Flexible funding – this project will receive all pledges made by 15th February 2021 at 9:43pm

Driffield Silver Band is part of a national initiative launched by Brass Bands England to save as many UK brass bands who are struggling.

by Driffield Silver Band in Driffield, England, United Kingdom

Driffield Silver 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. 

Help save one of the oldest brass bands in East Yorkshire. Driffield Silver Band are fund raising to help cover costs of rent and insurance {{add an image of your band}}


Why are we crowdfunding?

Every band is facing a tough time and Driffield Band is no exception.  During 2020 and into at least the first six months of 2021 the band has not nor will be able to raise any income.  There are still some fixed running costs to be met and we are hoping to dry clean our uniforms as they have been in storage for so long.  Covid has unfortunately thinned our membership due to personal circumstances around shielding and some players having other commitments and, although we are keen to return to rehearsals and concerts, we may need to rely on outside players to help us out until our recruiting drive swells our numbers again.  This will incur a cost to the band.  We have gone through this before but at that time paid concerts were readily available and it wasn’t long before the band once again became a great contributor to events in Driffield and the Wolds.  We are looking forward to this being the case again very soon.


About Driffield Silver Band

Driffield Silver Band has been entertaining the community since 1837.  The band does not currently compete but does offer free access to all in the community who have a desire to play.  New players are mentored by current band members and the band is available for not only paid concerts but also various charity fundraisers.   Previous fundraising concerts have been in aid of the British Heart Foundation, the Royal British Legion and Marie Curie.  The band also support local church functions and services in Driffield and nearby villages.   This year our only performance has been to play socially distanced Christmas Carols to our local Care Home in Nafferton on Christmas Eve.  The residents and the six players involved enjoyed the event immensely.

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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.


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


This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£20 or more

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For all donations over £20 the band will send you a free gift

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