Flood-hit band in cash plea
A BRASS band has suffered disaster months in its preparation for the national championships.
Flash flooding in Poynton earlier this month badly affected the basement of the band room of Vernon Building Society (Poynton) Band.
Water damaged its library, affecting half of its 800 sets of music, including rare handwritten pieces.
Percussionist Dave Johnson, who oversaw the clean-up operation, said the flooding had caused widespread damage.
He said: “It was soul destroying to have to throw away so many pieces of music including original handwritten music from the 1920s.”
The band was due to play at the Party in the Park event on June 10, the day of the floods, but it was cancelled.
Vernon weren’t the only band affected. Poynton Youth Band store some of their equipment in the basement and much of that was badly damaged by the floods.
But the music group are determined to recover in time to represent the North West at the National Finals in September.
There they hope to be crowned champions of the 1st Section.
In the meantime the band is busy raising much needed funds to help towards the £4,000 cost of attending the finals.
If you want to help the band with a donation or sponsorship you can visit them at www. goldengiving.com/wall/ vernon-building-societybrass-band.