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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 West Devon Borough Council for their financial support for our beginners over 2023 and into 2024. The council have enabled us to purchase additional instruments and offer professional tuition to those just starting their musical journey. The Training Band played at the start of the Christmas Concert, and several of these players were direct beneficiaries of the grant from WDBC. 

The band are delighted to have received an award of £500 through Localgiving’s Magic Little Grants Fund which is supported by players of the People’s Postcode Lottery.


The funding boost will enable the band to pay for some individual music lessons for four children in the band, helping them make progress in their musical education. Music lessons make a huge difference when you are learning to play an instrument, and if the band can provide funding through this award and others it allows children to have equal opportunities to make the most of their talents. A big thank you to;Local Trust | Postcode Local Trust;;

Stannary Brass Band offers young people in particular, the chance to borrow an instrument, to learn to play it and to participate in group music making, all for free. Music can make a huge difference to people's lives and we believe that young people in our area of Devon should have this valuable opportunity. We teach an enjoyable activity that actively stimulates the brain, promotes confidence, brings people together and improves health and well-being. We hope children will continue to learn and experience the fun of music making throughout their lives after making a start with our band.

Thank you to the Foyle Foundation

We were immensely grateful to receive £2000 from the Foyle Foundation toward our core costs in 2021-2022. This sum has enabled us to continue as a band despite the difficulties of the Covid pandemic which restricted our playing. 


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.

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