Brass Bands England would like to invite you to support an exciting national campaign to ensure a safe and sustainable future for our band, and for brass bands across England.

Brass bands exist in every corner of the country, with over 30,000 people of all ages and standards taking part in weekly activity – rehearsing, performing and providing entertainment for their local community.

Without urgent support, we risk losing this forever.

Brass bands saw their main source of income disappear in an instant when they ceased being able to perform in 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic. And many are still struggling to survive. A significant loss in income, paired with necessary expenditure needed to make rehearsal spaces Covid-safe, means that many bands are in a perilous financial situation.

#BrassBandsAtChristmas showcases our country’s amazing brass band heritage whilst also raising funds to protect its future, something that is vital after the struggles that bands of all ages and abilities have and continue to face.

And what better time to celebrate brass bands than at Christmas? A period when bands traditionally go out "caroling" to spread festive cheer to our communities.

That’s why we’ve joined hundreds of bands across the country in fundraising for our future. Want to lend your support? Please visit