About the Project
After investing lots of time and energy into getting our name made across the brass banding community, we now need a uniform that reflects our status. Our current 20 year old uniform is getting very tired, damaged and worn and needs replacing. We don't have enough uniforms for all the band to wear in different sizes and so frequently many of the band have to wear plain black jackets. Appearances are very important and we want to maintain our standing in our local community and when we compete in the annual Brass Band Championships of Great Britain. We regularly attract new players from a wide catchment area in Stockport and hope that with a new uniform we will appear more professional and will attract some of our local talented teenagers and help keep brass banding alive in the future.
About the Charity
The Marple Band was set up to foster the musical & social aspirations of its members and to provide entertainment for the public. We seek to enjoy playing high quality brass band music & to maintain & enhance the band’s relationship in the community. We play for free: Marple Remembrance Day, Last post - 2 Fire Stations. Marple Carnival, Food Festival, Xmas Carolling, Barcheser Old Peoples Home, churches. £1500 raised for Macmillan. We play Whit Friday Contest promoting traditional brass banding - promoting our cultural heritage. Music inspires positivity & a feel good factor. Super feedback at local events & donations prove that people like us a lot. Through playing instruments many members have felt they have something positive to offer and its had a significant impact on their health.