Concert Hall in Manor Vale Lane
for Emm's inspirational speech at the Christmas Concert 2018
Band Concert Hall in Manor Vale Lane
In October 2018 the band was finally able to get started with its ambitious plan to build an extension to the existing band room. The extension will create a new 200 seat concert hall. This idea first emerged in 2015 and, after a series of delays, the band acquired all the land that it needed for the new hall early in 2018. With the help of a team of volunteers, including Mr Eric Clarkeís most generous support and endeavour with his digger, the site was cleared and construction work is under way.
The delay in starting had led to increased costs that caused the band to readjust its plans and to devise a three phased strategy.
Phase 1 By next March the band will have a water sealed hall, but one that is devoid of any internal electrical and plumbing fittings or decoration and furnishing etc.
Phase 2 Internal fittings completed, which will allow the hall to be used by the Scouts and for band rehearsals.
Phase 3 To complete the furnishing and fitting out (staging/lighting/seating etc) so that the hall can then be used for concerts.
All three Phases had a projected total cost of around £370,000 (in November 2018) but of course the band did not commit to this build without financial backing. Thankfully, due to the generosity of band supporters and the bandís Charitable grant applications the band had generated sufficient promises of funds or grants and donations on hand to begin the Phase 1 work, which will be completed by March 2019.
However, those costs will exhaust the bandís current reserves and so the band have kick started further fundraising that the completion of this project will demand. To that end we are appealing for community support and help. In the light of the planned changes to the Kirkbymoorside Memorial Hall, which will make the hall unsuitable for band concerts, this building will guarantee the band a long term concert venue and also give the 1st Kirkbymoorside Scout Group new facilities to boost their activities. This project will deliver a valuable community asset as well as security for the band and Scouts.
We are anticipating that Phases 2 & 3 will cost over £90,000Ė money that the band doesnít currently have. If you can help us with a personal donation, with handís on support, or with personal fundraising efforts, we would be very grateful of your assistance. We guarantee that any donations offered towards our project will be restricted solely to meeting our building costs. Any on line banking donations can be made using our sort code 40-26-15 and account number 71003607.
The band is also a Charity and Gift Aid offers a further 25% potential boost to our fundraising efforts. A standard Gift Aid form for cash donations can be found by Clicking this link but Gift Aid can also be applicable to some fundraising activities too e.g. sponsorship. If you have any fundraising ideas that we could assist you with please let us know.