Patrons' Scheme


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.

Your Patrons' Scheme Contact

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.

Patrons' Scheme Details

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.

The new improved scheme has arrived!

As of October 2011, we are delighted to announce the new Patrons' Scheme.

The headline changes are:

  • There is a new loyalty card scheme.
  • There are new opportunities to support the band in different ways, and get recognition if you so desire.
  • The (under used) Corporate Scheme has effectively been dropped.
  • The cost structure of the new scheme has altered.

The Benefits

Okay, so what does this mean to anyone wanting to join? Here is a list of the benefits on offer:

  • Your personal KCB Patron Member identification card.
  • Free entry for each registered Patron to our special annual summer Patrons' Concert
  • A Loyalty Card Scheme (full details below) where you can claim free entry to our Christmas Concert when you fill your card.
  • Discounted tickets to our Christmas Concert even when your card isn't full.
  • Early notification and priority booking for tickets to our concerts where possible.
  • Opportunity to pre-book your tickets to our own concerts and have them ready for collection at the door.
  • Your VIP invitations to the Patrons' Concert will include early admission to the venue, where you will be able to:
    • Join us for free VIP party with special refreshments in a private room
    • Have the opportunity to reserve your favourite seats for the main event
    • Meet some of the Band members in person before the concert
  • A regular free Newsletter
  • Discounts on our already low CD and Tape prices
  • Invitation to come and join the Band at some of our occasional social events.
  • Recognition in our concert programmes (at your option).
  • For our main concerts, Patrons get the chance to vote for their favourite piece from a selection of popular music chosen to fit in with that particular concert. The most most voted for piece will be included in the concert, once again giving our Patron's the chance to directly influence what goes into their concerts!
  • Opportunities to sponsor the band in several innovative ways (more information below) and get recognition for doing so if you so desire.

We truly believe this is one of the best Patron Scheme offers of its type around today. But it does not end there!

Loyalty Card Scheme

Loyalty Card

How it works

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[1], 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!

[1] Excludes the annual Patrons' Concert

Other ways to help the band

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).

  • Sponsor a hymn-music book. We use these at the start of almost every rehearsal session and also at concerts where hymns are appropriate. We will put your dedication into the front of the book. Cost: £5.00.
  • Sponsor a concert music stand. These strong balck music stands come with their own felt carry case and help give the band a professional image on stage. We will attach your dedication to the stand at our concerts. Cost: £15.00.
  • Sponsor a musical score. Music obviously forms the heart of the band, and you can help by sponsoring a full score of music. Prices for scores vary quite considerably, but we hold a list of scores we have recently purchased or wish to purchase soon, along with their prices. You can choose which score you would like to sponsor off the list. We will announce your dedication whenever the the piece is performed. Prices start from about £25.00 depending on what scores are currently on the list. Ask for details.

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.

Patron Scheme Cost

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.

Individual £10.00 each
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.

The Next Step

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!

Patrons Scheme Contact Form

Filling in this form does NOT obligate you to join the scheme!

It is merely a method for you to begin to contact us with some initial details. We will then contact you using the information supplied, and it will be taken from there. At no time will you be pressured to join.

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