Unite the Union Brass Band's instruments are now more 25 years old, and just like any other piece of equipment, they do deteriorate requiring maintenance and repairs. The band regularly competes against the best bands in the world that are lucky enough to play new instruments and in order to maintain our Championship status we need to replace ours.
Instruments are very expensive items, a big investment for any band and we simply do not have this money.
Brand new cornets can cost around £2,000, and basses in excess of £9,000!
We have set a target to replace and overhaul some of our instruments, and we have been given permission to seek possible help in donations to our fund.
Find out more about the band here
The Band was formed in 1900 and over the years has performed under several different names, including Sheffield Recreation Band, Stocksbridge Band, and City of Sheffield Band. In 2012, we were pleased to be able to name a new sponsorship deal with Unite the Union. (embed link to Unite)
The band is extremely proud to be sponsored by Britain's biggest union Unite, with 1.42 million members across every type of workplace. Our sponsorship originally came from the band’s involvement with the Durham Miner’s Gala. We have been delighted to lead the union contingent for a number of years now at that event and this has led to a more formal sponsorship in recent times as the band enjoy a healthy, on-going relationship representing Unite.