After many happy years being based in our small bandroom in Woolcombe Lane, the time has come to seek larger premises that will provide more space for accommodating new players, rehearsing for competitions, providing tuition and storing our music and instruments. In doing so, we aim to secure the future of the band, ensuring that we can continue to provide opportunities for young people to learn and develop Sidmouth's reputation in the competitive brass band world. We are also interested in creating a facility that can be used by other community groups, as a meeting place or a small concert venue. The band has played a vital role in the local community for over 150 years, and a new band room is essential if we are to keep it going for another 150.
After exploring a number of options, we are delighted that we have been able to secure St. Francis Church Hall in Woolbrook as the band’s new headquarters. Although work is required to transform some of the space into a bandroom, we are hoping to be settled in our new premises well before Easter 2018.
We would not be in the position we are in today without the fantastic and generous support of our friends and audience members over the past couple of years. Our fundraising journey does not stop here though, as we look to transform our new premises into a useable bandroom and concert venue and to develop a training academy that will benefit the band for generations to come.
Make a Donation
You can make an online donation to the band via our very own fundraising page. Just click on the link below:
Raise Money While You Shop
The band is registered with Easy Fundraising, which allows us to receive donations from nearly 3,000 participating online stores whenever someone shops with them. You can register with Easy Fundraising for free by clicking on the link below and following the instructions. You will need to select Sidmouth Town Band as your chosen cause.
Become a Friend of Sidmouth Town Band
You can also become an official Friend of Sidmouth Town Band. Click here or on the ‘Friends of STB’ tab to find out more details, including how to join.
If you have any fundraising suggestions or ideas, we would love to hear them! Please get in touch via our Contact Us page.