Chapeltown Silver Prize Band at Christmas 2021

by Chapeltown Silver Prize Band in Sheffield, South Yorkshire, United Kingdom

Chapeltown Silver Prize Band at Christmas 2021
We did it
On 29th December 2021 we successfully raised £750 with 25 supporters in 42 days

Christmas is traditionally a time when brass bands fundraise, the money raised helps cover our running costs until our summer concerts begin

by Chapeltown Silver Prize Band in Sheffield, South Yorkshire, United Kingdom

New stretch target

Extra funding will be added to our instrument and equipment replacement project. 


Chapeltown Silver Prize Band are part of a national initiative launched by Brass Bands England in conjunction with Crowdfunder, to help support UK brass bands this festive season following the Covid-19 pandemic. This also provides a chance for more people to enjoy a brass band this Christmas. #BrassBandsAtChristmas

During the Coronavirus pandemic, all our engagements for 2020 and early 2021 were cancelled, this resulted in the loss of our main source of income, whilst we still had our ongoing running costs such as insurance and storage at our regular rehearsal facility.

Once restrictions eased, we were able to get back rehearsing in a COVID safe environment, but this required additional expenditure to temporarily move to a larger venue that allowed us the space to maintain social distance and the purchasing of sanitising consumables and PPE to ensure the safety of all our members. We were very fortunate to receive some support from the local community, our Patrons and additional grant funding from Ecclesfield Parish Council, the Co-op local community fund and our local Asda and Jack's supermarkets through their token giving schemes. 

During December 2020, when Government guidelines allowed, we were able to perform outside in small groups. Christmas is traditionally a time when we, like many other brass bands are busy fundraising and the money we raise over the festive period helps to cover our running costs until our summer programme begins. Last year we provided a Crowdfunding reward of 'Carols on your Street' these rewards were very well received by the members of our local community who purchased them and demand far exceeded availability. One of the rewards was purchased by a company, who asked us to perform outside a Nursing home, we approached a local Nursing home and a small group played on their car park, we also performed outside a residential apartment block that is occupied by more senior members of our community.

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About Chapeltown Silver Prize Band

Chapeltown Silver Prize Band, now based in High Green, North Sheffield, was formed during the 1870s and have always had our roots planted firmly in the community whose name we carry.

Pre COVID-19 the band was extremely active in the local community, performing self-promoted formal concerts at the Newton Hall, Chapeltown four times a year and performing, annually, on the bandstand in the park. On behalf of the Royal British Legion, we would lead the village Remembrance Day service and parade and participate in the community carols in the Memorial Gardens and The Wagon & Horses (Wetherspoons) each December. Despite there not being a parade in our community this year, some of our members, still paid their respects by playing the last post at St Saviour’s Church and laying a wreath at the ceremony at the Cenotaph. We hope that by November 2022 we will be able to return to the Remembrance Day services and parade that our community had in the past.

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We are a family orientated band, with the players’ ages ranging from 15 to 70+. We are a self-funding band with our income coming from fees from engagements and fundraising, alongside generous donations from the local community and the loyal support of members of our patronage scheme. We are one of only a handful of bands playing at this level that survives without any form of commercial sponsorship. 

Local members of the community and our supporters all come together to attend our events, including those who are disabled or normally live in care homes. Live music can be therapeutic, and we believe musical events are a vital part of any community. We feel that following the easing of Covid-19 restrictions, our supporters and local members of the community will be in greater need of the therapeutic benefits that live music can provide, especially the elderly, who may have been so isolated during the last 18 Months. We feel this could increase demand for our services and will benefit the health and wellbeing of both our players and members of our community.

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How can you help? 

  • Please make a donation if you are able to, or take a look at our fantastic range of rewards and consider purchasing one.
  • Please spread the word and share our Crowdfunding page with your friends/family either on social media or by email or word of mouth. 

All the members of the band really do appreciate any support you are able to give. As a non-profit organisation, all the money we raise from fees for engagements, donations and fundraising projects like this is re-invested into the band to ensure its future.

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation

£2 or more

20 of 20 claimed

Lucky draw for £25 M&S voucher

Enter the draw by making a donation of £2 and select this reward by midnight on 26/12/2020. One lucky winner will be drawn on the 27/12/2020 at 10am and will be contacted via email. Alternatively, please send a Postcard with your name and contact details to the following address by 26/12/2020 Mr A Hodgkinson, 41 Broadway, Swanwick, Alfreton, Derbyshire DE55 1AJ

£10 or more

1 of 200 claimed

Band CD Reward

Anyone who pledges £10 or more to our project and selects this reward, will receive a professionally produced CD of the band.

£25 or more

0 of 1 claimed

Music dedication at our 22nd April 2022 concert

Donate £25 and select this reward and the band will dedicate a piece of music played at one of our Newton Hall concerts in 2022 to the recipient (this reward includes 2 tickets to the concert). The piece will be chosen by our Musical Director to suit the theme of the programme and the recipient. PLEASE NOTE this reward is for a specific concert at the Newton hall Chapeltown, Sheffield on Friday 22nd April 2022 7:30pm

£25 or more

0 of 1 claimed

Music dedication at our 24th June 2022 concert

Donate £25 and select this reward and the band will dedicate a piece of music played at one of our Newton Hall concerts in 2022 to the recipient (this reward includes 2 tickets to the concert). The piece will be chosen by our Musical Director to suit the theme of the programme and the recipient. PLEASE NOTE this reward is for a specific concert at the Newton hall Chapeltown, Sheffield on Friday 24th June 2022 7:30pm

£25 or more

0 of 1 claimed

Music dedication at our 21st October 2022 concert

Donate £25 and select this reward and the band will dedicate a piece of music played at one of our Newton Hall concerts in 2022 to the recipient (this reward includes 2 tickets to the concert). The piece will be chosen by our Musical Director to suit the theme of the programme and the recipient. PLEASE NOTE this reward is for a specific concert at the Newton hall Chapeltown, Sheffield on Friday 21st October 2022 7:30pm

£25 or more

0 of 1 claimed

Music dedication at our 9th December 2022 concert

Donate £25 and select this reward and the band will dedicate a piece of music played at one of our Newton Hall concerts in 2022 to the recipient (this reward includes 2 tickets to the concert). The piece will be chosen by our Musical Director to suit the theme of the programme and the recipient. PLEASE NOTE this reward is for a specific concert at the Newton hall Chapeltown, Sheffield on Friday 9th December 2022 7:30pm.

£400 or more

0 of 1 claimed

Full band concert

Book the band to play at an event you are hosting in 2022. A 2 hour full band concert (including an interval). Availability and logistics to be discussed. PLEASE NOTE this reward is for within a 30 mile radius of the S35 area. Anyone requiring further information regarding availability, please feel free to contact the project before selecting this reward.

£50 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Carols on your Street Tuesday 7th December 6:30pm

Get into the Christmas spirit with a small group of our band (5-8 players) entertaining you and your family on your street. We will play 15 minutes of Carols/Seasonal music on your doorstep/street on Tuesday 7th December at 6:30pm, in the Chapeltown, Ecclesfield, Grenoside or High Green area only. PLEASE NOTE, this is for a set date/time. Subject to COVID guidelines. This reward must be booked by Sunday 5th December 7pm.

£50 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Carols on your Street Thursday 9th December 6:30pm

Get into the Christmas spirit with a small group of our band (5-8 players) entertaining you and your family on your street. We will play 15 minutes of Carols/Seasonal music on your doorstep/street on Thursday 9th December at 6:30pm, in the Chapeltown, Ecclesfield, Grenoside or High Green area only. PLEASE NOTE, this is for a set date/time. Subject to COVID guidelines. This reward must be booked by Tuesday 7th December 7pm.

£50 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Carols on your Street Thursday 9th December 7:30pm

Get into the Christmas spirit with a small group of our band (5-8 players) entertaining you and your family on your street. We will play 15 minutes of Carols/Seasonal music on your doorstep/street on Thursday 9th December at 7:30pm, in the Chapeltown, Ecclesfield, Grenoside or High Green area only. PLEASE NOTE, this is for a set date/time. Subject to COVID guidelines. This reward must be booked by Tuesday 7th December 7pm.

£50 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Carols on your Street Monday 13th December 6:30pm

Get into the Christmas spirit with a small group of our band (5-8 players) entertaining you and your family on your street. We will play 15 minutes of Carols/Seasonal music on your doorstep/street on Monday 13th December at 6:30pm, in the Chapeltown, Ecclesfield, Grenoside or High Green area only. PLEASE NOTE, this is for a set date/time. Subject to COVID guidelines. This reward must be booked by Saturday 11th December 7pm.

£50 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Carols on your Street Monday 13th December 7:30pm

Get into the Christmas spirit with a small group of our band (5-8 players) entertaining you and your family on your street. We will play 15 minutes of Carols/Seasonal music on your doorstep/street on Monday 13th December at 7:30pm, in the Chapeltown, Ecclesfield, Grenoside or High Green area only. PLEASE NOTE, this is for a set date/time. Subject to COVID guidelines. This reward must be booked by Saturday 11th December 7pm.

£50 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Carols on your Street Friday 17th December 6:30pm

Get into the Christmas spirit with a small group of our band (5-8 players) entertaining you and your family on your street. We will play 15 minutes of Carols/Seasonal music on your doorstep/street on Friday 17th December at 6:30pm, in the Chapeltown, Ecclesfield, Grenoside or High Green area only. PLEASE NOTE, this is for a set date/time. Subject to COVID guidelines. This reward must be booked by Wednesday 15th December 7pm.

£50 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Carols on your Street Tuesday 21st December 6:30pm

Get into the Christmas spirit with a small group of our band (5-8 players) entertaining you and your family on your street. We will play 15 minutes of Carols/Seasonal music on your doorstep/street on Tuesday 21st December at 6:30pm, in the Chapeltown, Ecclesfield, Grenoside or High Green area only. PLEASE NOTE, this is for a set date/time. Subject to COVID guidelines. This reward must be booked by Sunday 19th December 7pm.

£50 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Carols on your Street Tuesday 21st December 7:30pm

Get into the Christmas spirit with a small group of our band (5-8 players) entertaining you and your family on your street. We will play 15 minutes of Carols/Seasonal music on your doorstep/street on Tuesday 21st December at 7:30pm, in the Chapeltown, Ecclesfield, Grenoside or High Green area only. PLEASE NOTE, this is for a set date/time. Subject to COVID guidelines. This reward must be booked by Sunday 19th December 7pm.

£50 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Carols on your Street Thursday 23rd December 6:30p

Get into the Christmas spirit with a small group of our band (5-8 players) entertaining you and your family on your street. We will play 15 minutes of Carols/Seasonal music on your doorstep/street on Thursday 23rd December at 6:30pm, in the Chapeltown, Ecclesfield, Grenoside or High Green area only. PLEASE NOTE, this is for a set date/time. Subject to COVID guidelines. This reward must be booked by Tuesday 21st December 7pm.

£50 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Carols on your Street Thursday 23rd December 7:30p

Get into the Christmas spirit with a small group of our band (5-8 players) entertaining you and your family on your street. We will play 15 minutes of Carols/Seasonal music on your doorstep/street on Thursday 23rd December at 7:30pm, in the Chapeltown, Ecclesfield, Grenoside or High Green area only. PLEASE NOTE, this is for a set date/time. Subject to COVID guidelines. This reward must be booked by Tuesday 21st December 7pm.

£50 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Carols on your Street Friday 17th December 7:30pm

Get into the Christmas spirit with a small group of our band (5-8 players) entertaining you and your family on your street. We will play 15 minutes of Carols/Seasonal music on your doorstep/street on Friday 17th December at 7:30pm, in the Chapeltown, Ecclesfield, Grenoside or High Green area only. PLEASE NOTE, this is for a set date/time. Subject to COVID guidelines. This reward must be booked by Wednesday 15th December 7pm.

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