On Saturday 23rd November, Dronfield Band held its annual Charity Dinner Dance, which this year was raising money for Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research, the only UK charity dedicated to improving the lives of patients with all types of blood cancer. The Doubletree by Hilton Sheffield Park Hotel was once again the superb setting of this black tie event and guests enjoyed a fabulous 4 course dinner and dancing courtesy of Nightstar Disco. Thanks to generous donations, raffles and a once in a lifetime Manchester United prize we were kindly donated to auction off, a fantastic £3,100 has been raised so far!
Adrian Wood, Chairman of the band, said, “It’s always a really enjoyable evening with great food and great company, not to mention the funds we raise which go to so many worthy causes”. A Charity Ball has become a regular event on the band’s calendar, following the tradition of Killamarsh Silver Band, which is now amalgamated with Dronfield Band in the form of the Community Band. Support has been given to various charities including Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice, Weston Park Hospital, Ashgate Hospice, Headway in Rotherham, Lost Chord, and Bliss.
Following this great period the band will be entering the fast approaching Christmas concerts. For brass bands it’s the busiest time of the year and certainly for Dronfield Genquip Band as we have a busy schedule ahead of us. This year the band will be having a rest from the most recent themed Christmas carol concert to a more traditional brass band Christmas concert.
Dronfield Genquip Band will be performing at many different venues; the main concerts are on 7th December at the Dronfield Civic Hall, 18th December at St Barnabas Centre in Danesmoor and 21st December at St Giles Church Hall in Killamarsh. If you can’t make it to any of these concerts then there are many other opportunities for you to listen to the band and join in with the Christmas spirit!
For more information on the band’s charity work and to find out about future events, please contact the band via email at [email protected], or call/text 07719 578342.