Brassbanned gratefully accepts all donations. It has been a long time since we have asked for donations – not since 2019 have we had an Australian National Band Championships to stream! If you enjoyed our “Brass Binges”, or re-streams of competitions in the bad-old lockdown days (anywhere between 2020 and 2022), and enjoy the coverage of these Australian National Band Championships, please consider a donation. We would really appreciate it.
We love your support but please remember we are not a registered charity. We prefer to ask for donations and support rather than making streams Pay Per View. We really want the whole world to engage with and love brass banding – and a pay wall won’t encourage newcomers to the movement.
Our aim is to get a regular amount of monthly support from Loyal Viewers. As you might have noticed, we are pretty sensational when a contest is on and we are streaming it, but we often disapear in between events. We would love to be earning a bit of money in between contests so we can make more interviews, do more streams, and invest more time in the brass banding world.
Why is it free to watch?
We passionately believe that community music making – especially brass and concert banding – is an amazing thing, that everyone around the world should be aware of, listening to, and involved in. If we put a paywall up, then less people would watch and experience that fabulous music making. We want to see the community band movement grow. We want to see more players and more bands. We want all the existing bands to sound better (no offence!). The best way we can do this, is promoting bands to people who aren’t involved, to try and get them interested. If they had to pay to watch something they weren’t yet interested in… well, it would never work.
So – please consider donating! $5, $20, $100, $1,000,000… thanks for the support!
We also have merch for sale at the trade stands, and you can buy online. Or, if you want to bring Tim a coffee that would be great too.
Thanks to all our loyal viewers for your support!