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River Brass and the River Brass Youth Band are not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organizations. As such, we depends on generous contributions from our fans to fund new music, instruments, and contest expenses. Please consider making a tax deductable donation to the brass band today!
It's official. The Youth Band will be starting rehearsals in January. For now, they'll be using an American band setup with french horns and trumpets, but we are going to start a campaign to raise money to buy true brass band instruments that are not available through the schools.
Phase 1 will be tenor horns. Tenor horns (or alto horns) are not used in American concert bands, but are the primary middle voice of a brass band. We've selected John Packer models because they make great starter horns for the students at a very low price. We'd like to raise funds for four of these. We've been quoted an exclusive price of $695 each for the JP272 model. For a description of this horn, please visit https://www.jpmusicalinstruments.com/prod/john-packer-jp272-eb-tenor-horn
We need a minimum of three horns for a standard setup, but since we are aiming to get two bands off the ground, we are looking to buy six horns.
We will also be needing one soprano cornet. We've located a lightly used one that a neighboring band is wanting to sell for $400. Only one soprano is needed for the band.
Please consider sponsoring a horn in part or in full. This provides the students a great opportunity to experience the brass band in it's true form. If you sponsor a horn in full, we will gladly list you in the program as a seat sponsor for the life of the instrument.
Phase 2 - (4) Baritone Horns, (1) Flugelhorn
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