BROADOAK BRASS BAND ASSOCIATION
We should have been writing this to welcome you to 42nd event and the 4th Whit Friday Brass Band Contest at Ashton-under-Lyne Rugby Football Club.
Unfortunately the Coronavirus [Covid-19] had other ideas !
The inevitable cancellation of this years contest on 5th June 2020 came on the 19th March. By the evening of Monday 23rd the Nation would be in lockdown and terms like social distancing would be the norm.
This state was expected to last for at least 12 weeks , be reviewed every 3 weeks and could go on for at least 6 months , possibly with relaxation of some lockdown measures at
least from time to time.
Our next few weeks would involve cancellation of events to fund raise for the contest and decisions related to actions taken. For example our programme for the event will now only be used as a lottery ticket, some were already sold , the majority will be sold at
events to fund raise for 2021 when lockdown measures are relaxed.
At least that is the plan at the moment !
We hope everyone is well as we write this and hope to welcome you to the 2021 event [28th May 2021]. No doubt we will all appreciate next years event even more given this years
circumstances . Stay safe and we look forward to seeing you in 2021.
Hilary McGee for and on behalf of Broadoak Brass Band Association