A method to band’s Mad­ness

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - NEWS -

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

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