View Full Version : Brass Band Aid - can your band help?

Roger Thorne
06.06.2005, 23:08
Hi folks - you are all aware by now that tMP has been one of the many organisations within the world of banding to put its support behind the excellent Brass Band Aid venture. The time has now come to use the unique interactive element of tMP to help take this project forward.

The Brass Band Aid concept is on its way to being much more than the excellent CD recording you've all read about so far . . . to put it simply, Brass Band Aid is a unique venture to raise as much cash and awareness for the problem of World Poverty through the medium we all love so much - Brass Banding.

There are many exciting developments on the way, but for now, we have been asked by Bob Thompson to put forward the following request:


Brass Band Aid have been approached by one of Oxfam's regional co-ordinators with the
view to having a Brass Band play at Leeds railway station as a train containing two coaches full
of Oxfam staff and supporters depart for the Make Poverty History event in Scotland
on Saturday, July 2nd.

This performance has been promised quite a bit of media coverage,
and there may be travel expenses available.

There is one catch however, the band is required to play at 6.30am because the train departs
for Scotland at 7.00am!


We appreciate that this is short notice, but would encourage you all to ask your Band Secretaries if your band is available to undertake this engagement.

If you can help please contact Bob Thompson (http://www.themouthpiece.com/vb/member.php?userid=1238)

Many Thanks,

(on behalf of the tMP Team)


07.06.2005, 12:32
Would this be a perfect opportunity for a tMP scratch band?

Bob Thompson
09.06.2005, 15:00
Does anyone have contact telephone numbers for any Brass Bands in the Leeds area. If so, could you pass them on to me please, time is of the essence.
Many thanks

Salvo Bando
09.06.2006, 11:50
Hi if you can clarify the date is it a saturday or is it a sunday?
there is a band called the salvation army yorkshire division youth band and we are very much interested in taking part.

Salvo Bando
09.06.2006, 11:53
just realised this happened last year

09.06.2006, 12:18
Lol don't worry about that Grant, you always were a bit behind! Welcome to tMP!

09.06.2006, 12:27
just realised this happened last year
DohWe've all done similar - I shouldn't worry about it. Welcom by the way... :hi

Bob Thompson
09.06.2006, 23:21
Laughing my socks off here, talk about a puddled brain, mine was totally confused by this thread. I as thinking, wow, we've been approached again for a band in leeds, and whats more, everyone knows about it but me!

Welcome to tmp, you know it doesnt make sense!
But hey, at least you are reading the BBA threads, many thanks, perhaps the band you refer to would like to perform a fund raiser for BBA!
ps, John, any sign of those questions mate?

Salvo Bando
10.06.2006, 11:01
well ive definatley made myself known! maybe next time ill read the date it was posted!
Ill talk to my conducter and see what we can do.