Bands should note the Department for Communities Covid Recovery plan which will be available for applications in early January 2022. There should be opportunities here for bands to apply for funds to cover core costs incurred. See the screenshot below. The links will not work but if you go online and access the NICVA website the full information is available.
Reminder to band Secretaries that Thursday is the audition day for young people wishing to be considered for the European Youth Brass band which will be formed in Birmingham in 2022 and run in conjunction with the European Brass Band Championship contest. Band Secretaries have the relevant details and they need to inform either NIBA Executive member, Andrew Gamble or the NIBA General Secretary that they have a candidate for audition. The auditions are being held in Cregagh Road, Belfast Salvation Army hall on Thursday 23rd December 2021 from 2.30pm. The hall will be open from 2.00pm for warm up.
Wonder could I ask you to share and advertise the details of Third Carrickfergus Band’s Christmas Crowdfunder project (link below) on the NIBA and BBL Facebook pages. Any help you folks can provide will be most appreciated by the band. Thanks in advance.