Support Old Silkstone Brass Band this Christmas

by Old Silkstone Brass Band in Barnsley, South Yorkshire, United Kingdom

Support Old Silkstone Brass Band this Christmas

Total raised £268

raised so far

+ est. £51.25 Gift Aid



OSB are raising money this Christmas to buy a new outdoor storage facility for our instruments as our current one is in state of disrepair.

by Old Silkstone Brass Band in Barnsley, South Yorkshire, United Kingdom

We're still collecting donations

On the 14th January 2022 we'd raised £268 with 11 supporters in 42 days. But as every pound matters, we're continuing to collect donations from supporters.

Old Silkstone Band is part of a national initiative launched by Brass Bands England to help support UK brass bands this festive season following the Covid-19 pandemic, as well as providing a chance for more people to enjoy brass bands this Christmas. #BrassBandsAtChristmas

Why are we crowdfunding?

Old Silkstone Band are asking for donations to buy a new outdoor storage facility for our equipment and also the repairs to instruments. Our current storage container is in a state of disrepair and unfortunately this means the instruments and other equipment in the storage facility are starting to get damage from water etc 

As we don't own our own band room there is no other space for us to store the equipment from the storage container due to it being a shared space with many other community groups.

Although the band were lucky enough to be able to do some concerts throughout the Summer, this money went towards the running costs of the band and there has been no spare money to be used towards either repairing the storage facility or buying a new one.

We are going to be out from the end of November and throughout December playing Christmas Carols and entertaining you, the public - and you continue to donate generously to show your appreciation for our efforts, despite your own hardships.


About Old Silkstone Band Established in 1861, Old Silkstone Band has been providing music within the Parish of Silkstone for nearly 160 years and is at the heart of the local community. Our aim is to maintain the traditions of brass band music by promoting musicianship and provide opportunities for all ages and abilities to engage with the band to further develop their musical talents through performance within the community and beyond. We are a ‘not for profit’, self funded band and we look forward to providing music for many more years to come.


 How can you help? 

  • Please donate or take a look at our fantastic range of rewards
  • Share our Crowdfunding page with your friends/family on social media or by email
  • Create your own fundraising page and set yourself a fundraising challenge such as a virtual coffee morning or something crazy like a bike ride in fancy dress!



Here are some pictures of our wonderful rewards we have to offer.

Band CDs - 4 to choose from



Please donate, share this page widely and do what you can to help us to make sure our Brass Band is here for many more years to come.


This project offered rewards

£3 or more

Supporters Wall

Anyone who pledges can have their name on our supporters wall. This will then be shared on our social media platforms as a thank you for your support.

£5 or more

Food and Drink Hamper

We will hold a raffle, tickets are £5 each. All the tickets will be put in to an online raffle wheel and will be drawn live on our Facebook page to win the food and drink hamper. This could be a fabulous edition to enjoy over Christmas or to save for the New Year. This will be drawn on the 23rd December.

£5 or more

Christmas Musical Reward

Donate £5 or more and request your favourite Christmas carol and Christmas message shared on Facebook or emailed to you for a friend or relative or even yourself - played a group of our fabulous players.

£10 or more

CD Reward

A band CD. There is a choice of 4 to choose from.

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