In 1986 the Band introduced a Patrons' Scheme and since that time the Band has had a growing number of "friends" who sign up each year to become Patrons of the Band. The team of Roy & Gill Simpson stood down from the Patrons Secretary role in July 2010 after being in the position since 1999. Their excellent work looking after the patrons over those years was recognised at the Patrons' Concert that year.
Lisa Thorpe one of our cornet players, is now the Patrons Secretary and she attends most KCB performances, so please seek her out and have a chat, whether you are a Patron or not. Lisa is always interested to hear your views about the Patrons' Scheme, or anything band related.
The intention of our scheme is to encourage people to become an active part of our friendly Band, by signing up as a Patron of the Band. We believe we have put together an excellent Patron Scheme package, but while still keeping the joining fee as low or lower than the other similar schemes of other groups.
Okay, so what does this mean to anyone wanting to join? Here is a list of the benefits on offer:
We truly believe this is one of the best Patron Scheme offers of its type around today. But it does not end there!
Each Patron (or registered family) automatically receives a Loyalty card when they join. Existing members will have received their first card along with the October 2011 newsletter.
Every time you attend an event where KCB is performing, bring your card along to the band's "Bunko Booth" where you can get the card stamped and dated. If you are a family membership, then you will get a stamp even if only one of you are able to attend. Only one stamp per concert.
Once the card is full with all six stamps, return it to Lisa and she will arrange for you/your family to have free entry to the following Christmas concert. You will immediately receive a new loyalty card so you can start collecting further stamps ready for your next free concert!
 Excludes the annual Patrons' Concert
You can really make a mark by sponsoring a number of different items that the band use all the time. You can then be recognised for doing so as described below (optional).
If you would like to assist the band in any of these ways, please contact the band for further information and how to proceed. All dedications are optional and you may remain anonymous if you prefer.
We have thought hard about the pricing structure for the new Patrons' scheme. The old prices had been in place for many years and represented excellent value for money, especially when compared to comparative schemes operated by other bands and groups. However it did not reflect the cost increases over those years, so after much discussion on the subject we have introduced the following price structure, starting form October 2011, which we believe still represents extremely good value for money.
|Family||£20.00||Parents/guardians and all their dependent children|
|Single-Parent Family||£10.00||Single-Parent and his/her dependent children|
Patronship lasts for 12 months from the month of joining. You will be sent a reminder of renewal as the anniversary date approaches, inviting you to join for another year.
If you would be interested in joining our Band as a Patron or simply want to find out more, your next step should be to fill in the form below, and then click on the button as indicated.
Alternatively you can contact the Band with any comment or question that does not fit into the context of the form. So why not find out how good it would be to become a Patron, and become a valuable part of our little organisation yourself!