Swinton's #BrassBandsAtChristmas 2022

by Alice Tasane in Malton, North Yorkshire, United Kingdom

We did it
On 23rd December 2022 we successfully raised £1,605 ( + est. £138.75 Gift Aid ) with 40 supporters in 35 days

Our aim this year is firstly to provide the training band with an outdoor jacket for their concerts and to help with increasing energy costs

by Alice Tasane in Malton, North Yorkshire, United Kingdom

About the Training Band

At Swinton we are passionate about enabling anyone who wants to learn to play a brass instrument to do so regardless of age or background, hence we offer free tuition and instrument loan and have no subscription fees. We have two very active groups who not only rehearse and practice together but also perform out in the community.

Our groups accommodate all ages so whether you have children who want to learn or you are an adult who wants to learn or return to playing after a long break we can cater for you.

Our sessions are entirely run by enthusiastic volunteers from our Senior Band who have all been dbs checked. We teach you how to read music as well as how to play a brass instrument.

Here are some of our beginners and training band members 


In 2020 we designed and produced the Training Bands own logo to give them their own identity. They now all have a polo shirt for when performing together. This year we would like to be able to make it a warmer experience for them while still being identifiable, so would like to be able to provide all Training band with their own outdoor jackets! If you would like to contribute to buying a jacket you could do this via our rewards section. 

Main Band

The main band practice twice a week in our own bandroom, because we own the bandroom we have the upkeep of the building as well as day to day bills to continue playing. Over the past few years we haven't been able to perform as much as usual to raise the amount of funds we previously had been and with energy bills rising this is a concern. The band has been around for 86 years and we hope with the support of the community to be around for many, many more.

Here is the Main Band performing at a Wedding during the summer


This year as a thank you to the community for your support we would like the invite you to our Free Concert A Festival of Joy on the 11th December, details of how to get your free tickets below.



This project offers rewards in return for your donation. Please select a reward below.

£25 or more

25 of 30 claimed

Training band jacket

This reward will enable us to buy 1 jacket for a member of the training band

£3 or more

69 of 100 claimed

Virtual Santa Race

2 Tickets for County Stand @ York Races Dante Festival on Wednesday 17 May 2023 Santa Race will be done LIVE on our facebook page as soon as it is full. Winner will be contacted after only 100 santas available This is a race done via an online platform, you will be allocated a number when you purchase this reward between 1-100. 100 santas will then race and the winner is who crosses the finish line first.

£10 or more

0 of 4 claimed

Choose a Carol

Choose a carol of your choice at our Festival of Joy on 11th December St Peter's Church Norton 2pm OR Amotherby Church 12th December 7pm

£10 or more

Personal Birthday Video

Personalised birthday video including photos of who it is to.

£10 or more

Merry Christmas video

Personalised Merry Christmas video-playing We wish you a Merry Christmas and including photos of your choice.

£20 or more

0 of 1 claimed

Conduct a carol

Conduct a carol of your choice at our Festival of Joy on 11th December St Peter's Church Norton 2pm

£30 or more

4 of 5 claimed

15 minute carolling session

15 minute Christmas carolling session at your location of choice within a 10 mile radius of Malton

£50 or more

4 of 5 claimed

30 minute Caroling session

30 minute Caroling session within a 10 mile radius of Malton

£30 or more

1 of 1 claimed

A Themed Birthday Cake

A Birthday Cake made with 3 to 4 layers of sponge cake and iced to a theme of your choice. (This can be delivered locally or you will need to collect)

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