As of yet we have no funding secured to enable us to continue into 2019. However we are already getting requests to play at May fayres, charity and school fundraising events, street festivals, weddings, carnivals across the country and community Christmas concerts. We have had to put our confirmation of all these events on hold until we secure funding for our essential costs. Our essential costs are tutor fees, room hire, van hire, uniforms, insurance and instrument maintenance.
Help us continue for another year so that we can say *YES* to these events and bring a range of audiences the sunny sounds of steelpan.
Revellers Steelband is Luton's only community steelband. We are a non-profit organisation with all money earned being put back into the running of the band. We range in age from 18 to 65+. Some of us have been in the band since we were children with others only been learning steelpan for around 2 years.
HOW THIS MONEY WILL MAKE A DIFFERENCE
This money will:
• Enable the band to operate for another 12 months meaning that band members, none of whom are formally trained or professional musicians, can carry on with their learning and performing together in a fun and social environment.
• During the 12 months we will also run beginners' workshops to give adults and children the opportunity to learn steelpan as a group, connect with their Caribbean heritage and eventually come and join the band.
• The money will make a difference to those planning their events for 2019 as we can say YES and bring a Caribbean and summery vibe to their audiences.