The East Riding of Yorkshire 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.
We're wanting to generate funding and support to be able to continue our work within our community. We have missed entertaining our friends, family and supporters throughout 2020 and 2021 and want our full return in 2022 to bring in more support for the Brass Band movement.
Our Band has grown from strength to strength over the past years and we don't want to see all our hard work gone to waste by this pandemic, we want to keep providing our local community with entertainment for years to come as well as keep providing teaching and keep the brass banding community very much alive.
Supporters can get involved by making a donation to the Band, by becoming a Patron of the Band or by pledging on a reward.
Why are we crowdfunding?
We have not been able to host any concerts or community events at our Bandroom during 2020 and for the majority of 2021, every one of our normal calendared events which raise funds for the Band were cancelled in 2020 and we have had just three concerts so far in 2021. Last year we lost all our usual Christmas fundraising opportunities and so far this year lots of places still aren't allowing groups to play. This is all due to Covid19. Unfortunately our expenses, such as rent and utility bills have continued through this time.
Your donations will be used to ensure the Band continues to offer concerts and community events at our Bandroom throughout 2022 and for many years to come.
About the East Riding of Yorkshire Band
The East Riding of Yorkshire Band is a Brass Band situated in East Yorkshire whilst the majority of our players live within a 20 minute drive from the Bandroom we are pleased to have players from all over the East Riding of Yorkshire and beyond within our Band.
We currently rehearse at our own band room in Hessle which we run as a community building, hosting many events such as craft fairs and charity fundraisers. We also hire out this space for community use and for use by other organised groups.
The Band plays at many events around the area, including indoor and outdoor concerts, events and shows. We are available for engagements at any location in the East Riding and surrounding area.
Recently we have enjoyed huge contesting success with placing 2nd in our section for the North of England Brass Band Regional Championships and are reigning champions of the Pogson Bray contest which takes place annually in Elland, West Yorkshire.
About Brass Bands At Christmas
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 2020 in response to the Covid-19 pandemic.
18 months later, we still don’t know when normal performances will be able to take place. A significant loss in income over the past 18 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.