In a difficult economic climate the band provides an opportunity for enriching people’s lives at a minimal cost.  To ensure inclusivity and widen participation the band charges no subscription and offers instrument loan, uniform, musical training and support all at no cost to the individual. Fundraising is therefore critical to the band’s continued existence and while we raise funds for our running expenses through performances we apply to grant-making organisations for funds to purchase new instruments and music, run workshops and give bursaries to individuals for music tuition. 

For further information on fundraising please see our "How you can help"  page


Thank you to the Garfield Weston Foundation

We are delighted to announce that the band has received £1000 from the Garfield Weston Foundation toward our core costs. 

A huge cheque from the Co-op!

Members of the band met Co-op representatives in their Tavistock store to accept a cheque for over £4000 from the Co-op Community Fund. The money is raised through co-op members who pick Stannary as their nominated charity. Equally huge thanks go to everyone who nominated us.


Great news!

SBB has been awarded £1000.00 from Tesco’s Bags of Help scheme and has purchased a new Bb cornet.

Thank you to all the Tesco shoppers who voted for us.

The new silver cornet is seen here with Stephanie, who plays in the front row of the cornets, and Chairman Steve Gray.

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Thousands for groups in Tavistock Town Council grants

In May 2017 SBB gratefully received a cheque from Tavistock council to help support the band in it's work to promote brass band music in West Devon.