BANDING has long been family and community orientated.
For evidence, look no further than Slaithwaite Band who have just taken possession of two new Eb basses and a drum kit.
The basses were bought with a grant from the village charity shop Community Spirit plus funds raised by a trip to London, organised by band member Deborah Booth.
The band were able to buy the drum kit thanks to a donation from the parents of the band’s percussionist Matthew Bamforth.
Matthew’s father, John, had reached a milestone birthday and rather than receive gifts, he asked for donations to be made to the band.
In addition Matthew’s mum, Angela held a coffee day at home and all the proceeds were used to purchase a new kit.
Band manager Andrew Booth said: “The band are very fortunate not only to have such talented players who require top of the range instruments, but to have such good support from their families and the local community.
“We are all very grateful.”
The band will be in Bradford tomorrow (March 5) for the National Brass Band regional area contest under the direction of their new conductor, Tabby Clegg.
Slaithwaite still has a vacancy for a front row cornet and second percussionist. Details from Andrew Booth on 01484 845980.