*
banner

Credit crunch hits Silk Brass

Silk Brass lose sponsorship from AstraZeneca after a decade of support.

Silk Brass
 

Silk Brass has announced that from 2009 they will no longer receive support from their main sponsor, AstraZeneca.

Decade of support

The band has enjoyed support from the multinational pharmaceutical company since its early days in 1997, but in the present economic climate AstraZeneca has rethought its global community support policy, and as a consequence has decided to concentrate on supporting medical and scientific projects only — this means that funding for all arts groups has unfortunately been stopped.

Grateful

Barry Worth, Silk’s Chairman told 4BR: "We’re extremely grateful for all the support AstraZeneca has given us and we’re very proud to have been associated with such a prestigious company."

Barry added: "Their support has helped us to become the band we are today and has allowed us to do so much work to help other local and national charities and voluntary groups. We were aware that lots of other local groups had had their AstraZeneca support withdrawn so it wasn’t really a surprise when we got the news."

We were aware that lots of other local groups had had their AstraZeneca support withdrawn so it wasn’t really a surprise when we got the newsChairman Barry Worth

Far from down

The Silk players are far from despondent though, as Barry went on to explain: "The Davenport Arms at Marton is continuing as our music sponsor for a second year, which is fantastic, plus, we’re still really busy and because of our great local following our concerts are always full. At the end of the day we all love what we’re doing and losing this support won’t change that."

Silk Brass are now on the look out for a new main sponsor, whose name will feature alongside the Band’s at regular local, national and potentially international concerts and contests.

Become a supporter and help make our future secure.

4barsrest continues to be a proudly independent voice. There are no paywalls to overcome to be able to enjoy what we do to keep our journalism at the heart of the brass banding world. Support us with a one-off donation or subscribe from just £2.50 per month.

Support us    


Cheltenham

Result: 2021 National Championships of Great Britain: Section 1

September 18 • Kingdom Brass and Ian Porthouse are triumphant as they claim First Section honours


Cheltenham

Result: 2021 National Championships of Great Britain: Section 3

September 18 • The return of competitive banding in the UK after the enforced Covid 19 break sees Tewitt Silver first past the finishing post at Cheltenham Racecourse.


cd

2022 Area test pieces announced

September 18 • Works by Wilfred Heaton, Gilbert Vinter, Goff Richards, Gordon Langford and Stephan Hodel will test the qualification credentials of bands next year if they want to get to London and Cheltenham.


Steve Sykes

Adjudicator Covid-19 test result impacts National Final

September 17 • Steve Sykes will not adjudicate at the Section 1 National Final this weekend due to a positive Covid-19 test result.


Contest: Lower Section National Finals

Saturday 18 September • The Centaur, Cheltenham Race Course, Prestbury, Cheltenham GL40 4SH


Contest: Lower Section National Finals

Sunday 19 September • The Centaur, Cheltenham Racecourse, Prestbury, Cheltenham, GL40 4SH


Bodmin Town Band - Bodmin Town Band in concert

Friday 24 September • St Petroc's Church, Priory Road, Bodmin PL31 2DT


Regent Hall Concerts - RAF Central Band Brass Ensemble & Seraphim Consort

Thursday 30 September • Regent Hall (The Salvation Army). 275 Oxford Street. London. WC1 2 DJ WC1 2 DJ


Regent Hall Concerts - Fulham Band

Friday 1 October • Regent Hall (The Salvation Army). 275 Oxford Street. London. WC1 2 DJ WC1 2 DJ


Bollington Brass Band

September 16 • Looking for a new challenge? We are currently recruiting a Solo Cornet, E Flat Bass, Tuned and or Kit Percussionist. Friendly 1st section North West. Sensible contest and concert program throughout the year. Currently rehearsing Thursdays 8-10pm.


Chinnor Silver

September 15 • We are looking to strengthen the band and require PERCUSSION CORNET AND 2ND TROMBONE PLAYERS.. Rehearsals are on a wednesday in our own bandroom.. Good atmosphere in this ambitious friendly band so give us a call.. Concerts and contests planned


Ashton under Lyne Band

September 15 • SOPRANO CORNET: We are looking for a confident and competent player to join our experienced cornet bench. Rehearsals are on Monday nights 8-10pm and we have a sensible and good quality forthcoming concert and contest schedule.


Ian Porthouse


Cornet soloist, clinician, conductor and adjudicator


               

 © 2021 4barsrest.com Ltd