While good brass instruments (especially larger ones) are not cheap, we are extremely fortunate in already having a range of instruments for use by members of the band.
We encourage players to buy their own instruments, but the cost of a good new cornet exceeds £1,500, the cost of a top-quality new euphonium is in the region of £5,000 and an Eb bass can cost up to £10,000.
We’re not planning to buy instruments of such an exalted level, but our flow of new and young learners does require us to invest in several mid-range (mainly second-hand) instruments.
We are currently looking to buy the following instruments…
- A Cornet at a cost of £500.
- An Eb horn at a cost of £1000.
- A Trombone at a cost of £2000.
- A Euphonium at a cost of £3000.
- An Eb bass or a Bb bass at a cost of £5000.
Your help will be hugely appreciated and, as an instrument sponsor, your name will be engraved “in perpetuity” on the case of the instrument that is bought with your funds.
Please let us know if you are not able to afford to buy an instrument outright, but would like to make a donation that is used to help buy instruments. Every little helps!