In Tune With Help To Aid Local Brass Band

Wednesday, 01 December 2010
When John Warburton, the organist at Eboracum Lodge, No. 1611, was approached by Clive Marshall, chairman of York Railway Institute Band for help with the cost of competing in the National Brass Band Championships in Harrogate, everyone was in tune with the idea and raised £500.
     The band, founded in 1883, is York’s oldest continuously surviving brass band. Its request fell within the lodge’s benevolent fund criteria of backing organisations that foster a sense of belonging, of pride in a job well done and raising money for charitable purposes.
     The band acquitted themselves well and were the highest placed competitors from the north of England over the weekend of the championships.

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