A method to band’s Madness
AMERSHAM Band is going One Step Beyond with a fundraising initiative that could be described as Complete Madness.
The band has roped in support from the Nutty Boys of British ska, Madness.
It helps, of course, when band conductor Paul Fisher plays in the horn section for the popular group.
Amersham band is hoping to raise £300,000 to purchase a bandroom because its current rented space is now too small to meet its growing needs. The group has so far raised more than £37,660.
To help the fundraising for the band’s very own House of Fun, Madness has recorded a special appeal video.
In the 19 second video the band says: “Amersham, your local brass band needs your help. Please give generously to their fundraising appeal. Thank you.”
Holding court in the Memorial Gardens, in Old Amersham, with a Proms in the Park concert, Amersham Band used the opportunity to plug the appeal to a packed, flag-waving audience of about 600 people.
Band chairman Fred Harrison said: “This year we wanted to use the event to let everyone know about our bandroom appeal which will help us move to a new premises in the town centre.”
Band manager Caroline Perkins said: “It’s brilliant to get the support of such an iconic group as Madness and we’re working to create some additional video clips to illustrate the work of the band.”
The Amersham Band regularly performs Madness’s hit-song Baggy Trousers.
For more information about the appeal visit www.amershamband.com. To watch the Madness video visit www.getbucks.co.uk.
ICONIC SUPPORT: (Left) The Amersham Band in action and (above) Madness have made an appeal video