HCYB Association: What do we fund?

Hampshire County Youth Band Association

The HCYB Association is a charitable organisation (No 297707) that supports the 3 bands in the HCYB pyramid by funding essential equipment, sheet music, room hire, van hire, tutors, instrument purchase and repairs, tours and tour clothing.

This support enables the extended musical education of approximately 160 members of the bands.

The Association also facilitates the smooth operation of rehearsals and events with help to setting up and down rehearsal rooms, concert stages, transporting equipment from store to venue and back and accompanying the bands on residential weekends and tours. 

The committee meet 6 times a year during Saturday rehearsals at Perins.  We are always looking for new members, although you don't need to be a committee member to help out. There are always jobs that can be done that make a real difference. Your help will always be appreciated.

Members of the HCYBA are usually found in the refreshment room at Perins each Saturday during rehearsals. Alternatively you may send emails to: chairmanhcyba@gmail.com (this email is accessed by the Secretary).

HCYB Association Contributions

For essential funds we rely on parents contributing to our voluntary membership scheme, set at £50 per family per year, which most families feel able to do.  We hope as many of you as possible feel willing and able to contribute. The money can be paid in one £50 payment, or termly in 1 x £20 and 2 x £15 instalments. Direct Debit is available.  Please contact the Treasurer, Lee Farley for further information.  If you are a tax payer, we please take a couple of minutes to complete the "Gift Aid" section which enables us to claim a further 25% of tax back from the government, giving the Association valuable extra income at no extra cost to you!

Family membership forms are here.

Details for bank transfer are:

Account name: Hampshire County Youth Bands Association

Sort code: 40-52-40

Account number: 00018033

Reference: VC Band Member’s name

or VCU Band Member’s name

Concert tickets

Concert tickets are available in the refreshments room at Perins during Saturday rehearsals.  For a few performances, tickets are only available from the venue.  Details are always sent via email and published on this website.

Waitrose, Tesco, other supermarket tokens

Please would you nominate the Association at your local supermarket collection scheme. Ask at the customer desk for a nomination form.

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Hampshire County Youth Band Association

The HCYB Association is a charitable organisation supporting the 3 county youth brass ensembles by supporting and funding equipment, music, function room hire, coach and van hire, instrument purchase and repair, tutors and fees, tours and clothing.

The bands provide extended musical and social opportunity to approximately160 young brass players across Hampshire. 

Playing in an ensemble benefits children in many ways; they learn to co-operate and contribute responsibly as part of a team; hard work is rewarded by collective output and social engagement. The children also learn to share their music with the wider world at concerts both in the UK and abroad.

Raffles

The HCYBA hold a raffle at most concerts. This is always a succesful way of fundraising for all the Bands but is only successful if enough draw prizes are donated. So please, donate a prize to the Raffle Draw.  You can bring a suitable prize to Perins on any Saturday or to the Band Stall on the night of the Concert.

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HCYBA Annual General Meeting

Please find attached the agenda, minutes from the last AGM and a committee nominations form, if you should wish to nominate someone. All current committee members have stated that they are happy to remain in role for the upcoming year, subject to re-election. In the interests of smooth succession, shadowing experienced members is welcomed and encouraged. The Committee is re-elected every year at the AGM, this year on Saturday 25th November 2017 at 10.45am in the refreshment block at Perins School. Do come along and find out what the Association has been doing to support the three bands.

HCYBA AGM Agenda 2017

HCYBA Committee Member Nomination Form 2017

Minutes HCYBA AGM 2016