Please...Help us get to Brass in Concert!

Discussion in 'The Adjudicators' Comments' started by DublinBass, Dec 11, 2015.

  1. DublinBass

    DublinBass Supporting Member

    Last Month at the U.S. Open Brass Band Championships, the Dublin Silver Band (Ohio, USA) earned us first place along with the title of 'Most Entertaining' for the 6th out of 8 years. As a result of our first place finish, we have been invited to be the North American representative at Brass in Concert in Gateshead, England in November of 2016.

    While most of the band can afford their trip overseas (which will include a few concerts as well), we could really use some help for those still at university and inbetween work. If you would like to contribute to our campaign, you may follow the link below to our gofundme page...even 5 or 10 quid adds quickly up when we have the support so many friends and supporters.
  2. bassinthebathroom

    bassinthebathroom Active Member

    Just tell the contest you're not going any more. Sure they'll cover your costs... (if you encounter any issues, just cite precedent)...
  3. tallyman

    tallyman Member

    Take a tip from the big hitters, you could set up a Kickstarter appeal. It worked wonders for Cory when they wanted money for a trip across the pond, the lure of the ill-fitting red jacket and all that. But if you want to pan handle like the pros take a tip from Grimethorpe and get on the BBC, shameless but effective.You could take inspiration from both and get World of Brass to put their hand in their skyrocket, just be aware that some of the other bands are prone to getting out of their prams when option three is chosen. Best of luck, hopefully see you in Gateshead.
  4. DublinBass

    DublinBass Supporting Member

    Thanks for the advice gentlemen. I think Fountain City and Central Florida went the WoB/BBC route, but we certainly don't have the history or reputation they do. It appears our primary plan (lining up as many well-paying gigs as possible) is still our best option.
  5. PeterBale

    PeterBale Moderator Staff Member

    What about the possibility of shared concerts with UK bands once you're over here?
  6. DublinBass

    DublinBass Supporting Member

    We've got two tentatively lined up already.

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