Not for profit but for brass bands England

Rachel Veitch-Straw, National Liaison Officer at Brass Bands England in Barnsley.
Rachel Veitch-Straw, National Liaison Officer at Brass Bands England in Barnsley.
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Brass bands across the country are being urged to take the 21st century by storm with the support of a Barnsley-based business.

Brass Bands England is a not-for-profit company which provides support services to hundreds of bands across the country and is committed to raising their profile.

The registered charity has recently overhauled its business to ensure it is on a sound footing with new branding, website and a four-year strategy for growth.

This has been achieved with the support of Enterprising Barnsley, a European-funded programme delivered by Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council.

The music industry specialists now look forward to spearheading a renaissance in England.

Brass Bands England liaison and development officer Rachel Veitch-Straw said: “Around 100,000 people are involved in brass banding in England and the music is a valued part of our social and cultural landscape – but is often taken for granted.

“We have set ourselves clear aims to increase public awareness and appreciation of brass bands and to give the bands themselves professional support.”