The bands can only function with the support of band families. Parents (or grandparents or guardians) can help the bands with various tasks e.g. drive or load vans for events, set up and put away for rehearsals and concerts, sort out sheet music, catalogue historical items, maintain the instrument store and inventory, help out on refreshments, make up raffle hampers, sign up HCYBA to local supermarket fundraising schemes, join the committee etc. Many of the roles do not require any experience or expertise and if everyone pitches in then the workload is spread and every person that lends a hand really helps the band. If you’d like to help, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saturday refreshment stall: No experience needed and a fun way to meet other band parents. Just one Saturday morning in the year would really help. Sign up to a preferred date here: https://signup.com/go/snFzzSS
Please share this link with other band parent friends and encourage them to join you so that we spread the workload and it doesn’t always fall to the same kind hearts.
Some other ways you can help the bands:
Friends (membership with benefits)
EasyFundraising (retailers give us free donations when you shop online for your supermarket delivery, travel tickets, gift orders etc)
Matchfunding (many employers in the financial sector will match donations you raise e.g. from helping on the raffle table)
Amazon Smile If you shop at Amazon you can now generate donations for your chosen charity by placing orders via smile.amazon.co.uk. Once you’ve selected Amazon Smile you can search for Hampshire County Youth Band Association and then select it to receive donations when you shop. Just visit: https://smile.amazon.co.uk