Published by The Marple Band on 1st August, 2020
* Information for events organisers regarding confirmed events and booking enquiries*
(this latest update can be downloaded here – should you need a printable copy for your records/organisation)
We wish to bring to your attention the current position of The Marple Band due to the worldwide pandemic of COVID-19:
As of 13th March 2020, The Marple Band cancelled all rehearsals, concerts, events and any other person-to-person, band-related business following the advice issued by Brass Bands England (BBE) and the Prime Minister. We hope any cancelled events can be re-scheduled, or indeed that we receive advice from relevant organisations including the government and BBE that we may resume business as usual, may still go ahead.
You can read our full statement regarding this action on below, together with useful links to appropriate organisations regarding advice about COVID-19.
The preliminary steps we have taken for now, is to contact all event organisers of booked engagements with The Marple Band up to and [presently] including 30th September 2020 [although this is subject to change]. This is to give ample time to those organisations to contact all necessary persons should events need to be cancelled or rescheduled.
All previously confirmed engagements shall remain in the band’s calendar with details advising that the event is presently cancelled or that the event may still proceed (as other organisations may not have been issued with the same advice which brass bands have) but without the participation of
The Marple Band. Should the advice to refrain from performing at events be rescinded prior to the date of any previously confirmed engagement, we shall contact the event organiser to see if they still wish or require The Marple Band to perform at their event.
Any booking requests not confirmed or received prior to 1st August 2020 will still be provisionally entered in the band’s diary, but we bring to your attention that until we have received advice that normal band business and activities can resume, we cannot confirm any new engagements.
Event organisers with previously confirmed dates, who wish to reschedule their event may do so as soon as they have proposed new dates in mind. Rescheduled event date requests shall take precedence over any presently unconfirmed booking enquiry, or booking enquiries received after 1st August 2020.
We appreciate and recognise the impact the action The Marple Band has had to take may have on you and your organisation, and thank you for your understanding in this matter.
Should you have any further queries, please do not hesitate to get in touch.
We will continue to post updates on our website and Facebook pages and will be contacting event organisers with a copy of this statement. We thank you for your understanding during this worrying and difficult period, and thank you for choosing and supporting The Marple Band.
Useful links with information regarding COVID-19: