by Les Johnson in York, England, United Kingdom

We did it
On 16th January 2022 we successfully raised £1,505 with 41 supporters in 63 days

£2,000 is needed by our brass band, to replace some of the income we lost during lockdown. With your help our future can remain bright.

by Les Johnson in York, England, United Kingdom

National Emergencies Trust Local Action Fund

We’re taking part in the National Emergencies Trust Local Action Fund. Donations to our project will be matched by the fund up to the value of £250 to help us overcome the effects of the pandemic.

Please note only one donation per supporter will be matched by the National Emergencies Trust Local Action Fund.


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 !


Public performances

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

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