About this cause
Founded in the 1870s, our purpose is to pursue musical excellence by encouraging local talent. As a self-funded organisation, our income comes from fees from engagements, fundraising, raffles, CD sales, grants, donations, and the support of our patrons. We are active in the local community, performing concerts and interacting with people of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities.
How this cause brings people in the community together
We feel that once Covid-19 restrictions ease, local members of the community will be in greater need of the therapeutic benefits that live music can provide, especially the elderly, who may have been so isolated during the current restrictions. We feel this could increase demand for our services and will benefit the health and wellbeing of both our players and members of our community.