Who we are
We're a community-based brass band, based in York, UK - with players of mixed ages and abilities.
What we do
The band is a community resource, offering local people the opportunity of learning and playing in a friendly brass band environment, where free tuition is available - along with the free loan of an instrument if required.
Cool and damp weather doesn't stop us enjoying some Christmas busking !
The future of our brass band is looking good, as we work towards being able to perform our normal engagements once again.
BUT - we do need to plug a temporary financial gap that has resulted from the loss of our regular income during lockdown.
YOUR DONATION WILL BE A GREAT HELP IN GETTING THINGS BACK TO NORMAL
We need to continue with our activities. Without them, the opportunity for youngsters and others in the local community to learn to play a musical instrument, may disappear.
How to donate
You can donate (anonymously if you wish) using the donation buttons up there on the right. Apart from the fixed amount buttons (£10 / £20 / £30 / £50), donations of any amount, from £1 upwards, will be most welcome. The box to the left of the 'DONATE' button can be used for this - simply type in your amount, to replace the figure 20 that's already displayed, and then click the Donate button)
The band welcomes absolute beginners - and others, with a little more experience - and, whether they be youngsters or adults, our aim is to help them take their first steps on the road to becoming competent musicians (and with lots of fun along the way !)
That first spark of interest . . .
. . . and some time later - he's now a fully-fledged member of the band !
Youngsters are welcomed
Happy Band !
When players reach a basic standard, they can enjoy performing with the band at its concerts and local engagements. And as they gain more experience they will also have the option of moving up to a more senior band.
The Band - enjoying performing in the summer sun
Our Musical Director Kyle Sherwin
The "Brass Bands At Christmas" campaign
Our appeal for donations is part of the 'BrassBandsAtChristmas' campaign launched by Brass Bands England, in conjunction with Crowdfunder, to assist brass bands with their recovery from the effects of the lockdown period.
Thank you for your generosity
A very Happy Christmas to you
York R I Development Band is a constituent part of York RI - a Charitable Incorporated Organisation, Registration number 1165513