Welcome to the new and improved Dysart Colliery Silver Band website. Due to changes with our previous service provider we made the decision to move the website and so here is the fruit of our productivity. We hope you enjoy the new experience and keep us in your bookmarks bar for regular updates!
For the run up to the National Brass Band Championships of Great Britain: The MINI Bandhall.
As Dysart Colliery Silver Band begin their run in to the National Championships of Great Britain, the support we have received to this point has been tremendous. And so it is with even more delight that we are able to announce another two, Tier One Supporters to join the DCSB Family:
Harley Hepburn Chartered Accountants – Kirkcaldy
Lothrie Bed and Breakfast – Kirkcaldy
This support transfers to another £100 raised, which is an excellent show of belief and support.
Dysart Colliery Silver Band is delighted to announce that our project BELIEVE has received a funding award of £7,259 from the National Lottery through Creative Scotland’s Open Project Fund. The latest stage in the project sees DCSB travel to Cheltenham in September to represent Scotland in the National Brass Band Championships of Great Britain, a standout feat, not achieved since 1945.
Alison Chapman – Band Treasurer – commented, “We are thrilled to have received funding from Creative Scotland. It is the band’s first win at the Scottish Championships since 1921 and the first time since 1945 that we have the chance to compete in the Nationals, so it is a big thing for us. Without Creative Scotland’s support, it just wouldn’t be possible. It’s not about winning, it’s about working together to be the very best that we can be, and we are delighted that, thanks to such support, we will be able to represent Scotland together in September.”
Alan Morrison, Head of Music at Creative Scotland said: “The mines of Fife take a proud place in Scotland’s industrial heritage. Although the pits are quiet today, the bands that emerged as such a vital part of the Kingdom’s communities continue to make plenty of noise. Creative Scotland is delighted to support Dysart Colliery Silver Band as they head to the National Brass Band Championships of Great Britain, with not just Kirkcaldy and Fife but the whole of Scotland cheering them on. Their achievement so far has been fantastic and, as they reach new audiences, the future looks very bright.”
Recent success for DCSB hasn’t simply been about contesting – BELIEVE (which followed on from GOING FOR GOLD) has been about coming together to play, engaging with other bands, and reaching new audiences whilst trying to develop players in their musical ability, their own self-confidence and involving them in an exciting and rewarding experience. The band’s first win at the Scottish Championships since 1921 has only gone to prove that the effects of such a community focus are now beginning to pay off and we are looking forward to what the future holds.
For the Creative Scotland press release CLICK HERE
The crowdfunding charge by Dysart Colliery Silver Band over the last few weeks through JustGiving has now ended and the band are delighted to announce that a whopping £1330 was raised from over 50 individual donations!
It is a testament to the growing popularity of DCSB and to the generosity of our supporters, that such a great total was reached and all of us at the band wish to thank everyone for their hard word and their support.
DCSB are firmly on their way to reaching their funding goal – sending them to Cheltenham in September 2017 for the National Championships of Great Britain.
Dysart Colliery Silver Band are delighted to announce a new Tier 3 Sponsor – Baillie Gifford. Following on from success at the recent Scottish Championships which sees the band now preparing for a journey to Cheltenham to represent Scotland at the National Championships of Great Britain, DCSB are delighted that the Global Investment Managers based in Edinburgh has seen fit to reward our own achievements with a sum of £1000 through their internal grant scheme, which would not have been possible if DCSB hadn’t made a few fans along the way!
We are delighted that, in their support of DCSB, Baillie Gifford have seen potential in our own organisation.
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Dysart Colliery Silver Band are delighted to announce a new Tier 2 Supporter – Travel Your World. Following on from success at the recent Scottish Championships which sees the band now preparing for a journey to Cheltenham to represent Scotland at the National Championships of Great Britain, DCSB are not only going to benefit from support worth £250, but they will be able to tap into the near 40 years collective experience based in the offices in Kirkcaldy to arrange a travel package suited to their needs, no mean feat for a Brass Band worth of players, instruments and supporters!
Travel Your World, being fully covered by ATOL and ABTA specialise in creating individualised holiday packages to many destinations throughout the world. Whether you are looking for a family holiday, cruise, far and away, city break, clubbing holiday, stag and hen weekends away, UK breaks, weddings abroad, coach holidays, caravan holidays, theme park tickets or just simply an airport hotel or airport parking, Travel Your World have it covered. And being independent and having access to their very own in house flight, hotel and cruise departments TYW have rates that are virtually untouchable.