facebook twitter rss vimeo shop label support us

*
banner

No joke — as punchlines raise fantastic funds for Brass for Africa

Dave Robb's great joke book has raised smiles as well as much needed funds for the Brass for Africa charity.

Joke Book
  Dave Robb's joke book has raised the serious sum of £1,200 for the Brass for Africa charity

Making brass band players laugh is always a difficult task — but the success of David Robb's 'Dave's Dad-Jokes!' book has been such that it has raised the serious sum of £1,200 for the Brass for Africa charity.

The book was supported by Band Supplies Ltd and the Scottish Brass Band Association and went on sale late last year at the SBBA Festival of Brass in Perth.

Success

Such has been the success that it has already passed David's target, with over 600 books sold, and plans to get a special children's joke book published in the next few months.

Speaking to 4BR this morning Dave said that he was amazed by the response. "It's been incredible, and my thanks go to everyone who has supported charity by buying the book. I hope the jokes put a smile on people's faces."

He added: "Brass for Africa does such a wonderful job that I want to keep supporting it with a new book with plenty of great children's jokes. The one's I've had already from some the children I teach have been brilliant!"

Did you hear about the one-man band player who bought himself a pair of new leg cymbals for Christmas? He had to take them back as they clashed with his trousers...Dave Robb

Joke for the day

And just to make sure everyone keep smiling Dave gave 4BR his exclusive joke for the day.

"Did you hear about the one-man band player who bought himself a pair of new leg cymbals for Christmas?

He had to take them back as they clashed with his trousers..."

Get a copy

You can still get your hands on Dave's brilliant joke book by contacting him on:

Support us for less than a cup of coffee...

4BR wants to ensure that the brass band movement remains vibrant and relevant. We also want to be able to question, challenge and critically examine those who run and play in it, producing high quality journalism that informs as well as entertains our readers.

So if like us you value a strong, independent perspective on the brass band world - then why not consider becoming a supporter and help make our future and that of a burgeoning brass band movement more secure.

So one less cappuccino then?

Support us    



Minshall

Minshall leads Lancs youth north of the wall...

May 23 • Helen Minshall will be leading the Lancashire Youth Band north of Hadrian's Wall this weekend to enjoy concerts and a workshop day in her home area of Ayrshire.


Macmaiilan

Dronfield to help boost Macmillan support funds

May 23 • The Dronfield Genquip Band will be donning their black ties to help a great charitable cause.


Garry Halas

Hallas connection ends at East Riding

May 23 • The musical partnership between Garry Hallas and East Riding of Yorkshire Band has come to an end.


Skelton

North Skelton set for 50th celebrations

May 23 • The North Skelton Band will be hosting a special Brass Festival to help celebrate its 50th anniversary.


Foden's Band - St Michaels & All Angels Church

Saturday 25 May • Egerton Road, Ashton on Ribble, Preston PR2 1AJ


St Pinnock Brass Band - Rock Choir Cornwall

Sunday 26 May • Sterts Theatre, . Sterts, . Liskeard, . PL14 5AZ PL14 5AZ


Contest: All England International Masters

Sunday 26 May • The Lighthouse Theatre, Kettering Conference Centre, Thurston Drive NN15 6PB


Lewes, Glynde and Beddingham Brass Band - Eastbourne Bandstand - 1812 concert

Wednesday 29 May • Bandstand, Grand Parade, Eastbourne BN21 3AD


Black Dyke Band - George Lawton Hall, Mossley

Thursday 30 May • George Lawton Hall, Stamford St, Mossley, Ashton-under-Lyne OL5 0HR


Horbury Victoria Band

May 22 • Horbury Victoria Band.. Preparing in good time for section one next year require Solo Euphonium and Front Row Cornet.. A not too busy, friendly and happy band. Rehearsal Wednesday 8pm


Hathersage Band

May 22 • BBb Bass to join in our music making under MD Andy Furmidge. Hathersage Brass Band is a non-contesting band whose friendly members enjoy performing at Village Galas and Fetes as well as several Christmas concerts.


Hathersage Band

May 22 • Back Row Cornet to join in our music making under MD Andy Furmidge. Hathersage Brass Band is a non-contesting band whose friendly members enjoy performing at Village Galas and Fetes as well as several Christmas concerts.


David A. Stowell


Conductor and composer