We can now offer the first in a series of Briefing Notes to support member organisations and bands. These cover Insurance, Guidance for new Band Leaders, a Standard Governing Document, Gift Aid and Child Protection. Click the links below to download the documents.
Briefing Notes - Guidance for new Band Leaders
Briefing Notes - Insurance
Briefing Notes - Standard Governing Document
Briefing Notes - Gift Aid
Briefing Notes - Child Protection
The Federation can now help get your website off the ground or redesigned. The friendly people who designed the Federation website have years of experience in the marching band and drum corps activity and know exactly what it takes to promote your band/corps through exciting use of text, images, video and audio. See how they could add impact and appeal to your band/corps website design.
With images of all performance styles and ‘vox pops’ of Nottingham’s Trinity Show Band members explaining why they enjoy being in the band, this short DVD will be useful when bands are giving presentations to support and develop their membership. Copies can be purchased for £10 from the Federation Office (cheques payable to BFYMBO). Available now.
The Federation is trying to create a list of bands who can reliably perform any or all of the following – street parades (carnival and ceremonial), arena shows, fanfares, small ensemble performances (single instrumentation or mixed). Because of its web site the Federation receives regular requests for bands to perform at major events and the ‘Big List’ will help us accurately direct organisers to appropriate bands. Send details to the Federation Office by post – one A4 page giving basic details of what your band can do / email contact / website address / telephone contact / one photo.
Introduced by 16 times champion snare drummer Jim Kilpatrick MBE, this is a new two hour training resource produced by the Federation with funding from Awards for All and the Nautical Training Corps. Aimed at traditional bands, show bands and drum corps, it will be particularly useful for units that don’t have a full complement of specialist staff. The DVD will be useful for instructors and members, and covers basic techniques with snare, brass, woodwind, guard and marching. £8.50 incl p&p. Email: email@example.com
Download the Leadership Course details here (PDF 260k)
The Federation negotiated a ‘fast track’ constitution with the Charity Commission several years ago. Whilst some aspects of the registration requirements have changed, the constitution remains valid. Send a large SAE to The Federation Office.