The Friends of Meltham and Meltham Mills Band was formed a few years ago on the success of the Supporters Club which ran for many years, and continues to play a very important part in maintaining the band's future. The band do not have a sponsor and players work hard throughout the year at their own expense to raise the funds needed to run the band through playing in concerts and contests, as well as other fundraising initiatives.
Running a brass band is costly, with music costing upwards from £45 per piece, uniforms approaching £500 each and instruments costing between £2,000 and £6,000 each - don't forget - there are 25 brass instruments in a band!
The financial support the Friends give the band assists in its financial planning year to year sometimes for a specific need, and sometimes for more general costs such as the cost of hiring coaches, or towards hall costs for more prestigious concerts for example, in 2010 the funds generated though The Friends replaced one of the euphonium instruments at a cost of over £3000.
The Friends of Meltham and Meltham Mills Band are proud to support the band, particularly as it progresses into the Championship Section - and hope we can interest you in becoming a Friend too!
For a suggested minimum donation of £10 per year, you will receive the following -
- a Spring and Autumn newsletter
- Automatic entry into an annual Christmas prize draw, with cash prizes
- Discount on our Christmas concert tickets, and you can pre-order your tickets so you don't miss out