March Brass 2000 handed suitcase donation

A MARCH shop has donated two suitcases to the town’s brass band to help them carry their instruments to performances.

March Brass 2000 was handed the donation by The Original Factory Shop to help them continue to perform for the community.

Tricia Bagge, the store’s manager, said: “The brass band receives no financial support, so they rely on fundraising events and donations for performances to help them cover their annual expenditure.

“They have been established in our town for a very long time and are an integral part of our community, so we were thrilled to help them out when we heard they were in need of a couple of suitcases.”

March Brass 2000 was originally formed in 1891 and has over 30 members, ranging from nine-year-olds to 70-year-olds. One euphonium player, Ivor Smith, has been playing with the band for almost 60 years.

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