Ireland Colliery Chesterfield Brass Band is part of a national initiative launched by Brass Bands England to save the many UK brass bands who are struggling to survive through the COVID-19 pandemic. Brass bands are a core of their local community, and many risk disappearing altogether without your help. 

Ireland Colliery Chesterfield Brass Band and Junior Band are trying to raise funds to help keep our bands running. We need to find income not only for general running costs, but to make our band room COVID safe. We would normally be preparing for our busiest time of the year now when we earn most of our revenue.

Crowdfunder, Brass Bands England and baritone player, Melanie Sykes, have teamed up to launch #SaveOurBrassBands, a new national campaign to save hundreds of UK Brass Bands struggling to survive the Covid-19 pandemic.

Before Covid-19 hit, communities would come together to enjoy Brass Band performances in towns and cities across the country. But Brass Bands have seen their main source of income disappear in an instant when they had to stop putting on performances in March in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. A significant loss in income over the Summer months, paired with necessary expenditure needed to make rehearsal spaces Covid compliant means that many Brass Bands are in a perilous financial situation.

Without urgent support, we could lose our nation’s talented Brass Bands. Please help us to make sure our bands survive this crisis and will be there to be enjoyed by future generations.

You can read more about how to support us through this movement on our Support Us page.