HCYB Association


Hampshire County Youth Band Association

The HCYB Association is a charitable organisation which supports the Hampshire County Youth Bands' Musical Director in the further musical education of the members of the bands, not only in monetary terms by fund raising, but also with help in setting up and down rehearsal rooms, concert stages, transporting equipment from store to venue and back and accompanying the bands on residential weekends and tours.  The committee usually meet on the first Tuesday of each month during term time in Winchester and we are always looking for new committee members, although you don't need to be a committee member to help out.  There are always jobs that can be done that make a real difference, you can always offer your services to any committee member, it will always be appreciated.


Members of the HCYBA are usually found in the refreshment room at Perins each Saturday during rehearsals.  Alternatively you may send emails to this email address: chairmanhcyba@gmail.com (this email is accessed by Chair, Secretary and Van Driver coordinator).
HCYB Association Contributions 
We hope the parents of Band Members would wish to partake in our 'voluntary' membership scheme.  For some years we have asked for, and gratefully received a contribution of £50 per family per year, which most families feel able to do.  As mentioned, this is a voluntary contribution, but we hope as many of you as possible feel willing to subscribe.  The money can be paid in one £50 payment, or termly in 1 x £20 and 2 x £15 instalments.  Direct Debit is available.   Please contact the Treasurer, Stuart Dorward for further information.  If you are a tax payer, we would be grateful if you would take a couple of minutes to complete the "Gift Aid" section of the Fairthorne Manor Induction Sheet which enable us to claim a further 25% of tax back from the government, giving the Association valuable extra income at no extra cost to you!

Details for bank transfer are:

Account name: Hampshire County Youth Bands Association

Sort code: 40-52-40
Account number: 00018033

Reference:    VC  Band Member’s name

                 o VCU Band Member’s name  

Forms are available here
Concert Tickets
Concert tickets are available in the coffee room at Perins during Saturday rehearsals, tickets for certain concerts are only available from the venue.  For more details please check the individual Event on this Website, or contact the HCYBA Secretary.

Waitrose, Tesco, other supermarket tokens

Please would you nominate the Association at your local supermarket collection scheme.  Ask at the customer desk for a nomination form.

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Hampshire County Youth Band Association

The HCYB Association is a charitable organisation supporting the Hampshire County Youth Bands in the further musical education of the 160 band members (varies each year), both financially and practically. HCYBA funds equipment, music, function room hire, coach and van hire, instrument purchase and repair, tutors and fees, tours and clothing.

Playing in an ensemble benefits children in many ways; they learn to co-operate and contribute responsibly as part of a team; hard work is rewarded by collective output and social engagement.  The children also learn to share their music with the wider world at concerts both in the UK and abroad.

Raffle Prizes Gratefully Received
The HCYBA hold a raffle at most concerts.  This is always a succesful way of fundraising for all the Bands but is only successful if enough draw prizes are donated.  So please, donate a prize to the Raffle Draw, you can bring a suitable prize to Perins on any Saturday or to the Band Stall on the night of the Concert.
An easy way to raise funds - give as you shop online

Easyfundraising.org.uk is the easiest way to raise money for Hampshire County Youth Band Association.  Once you've downloaded the toolbar a reminder will pop up each time you visit a registered retailer; there are over 2,700 retailers who participate in the scheme, each donating a different percentage of what you spend to Hampshire County Youth Band Association at no additional cost to you.  Retailers include Amazon, John Lewis, eBay, Tesco and many more.  Please support us today by clicking here.

Please find attached the agenda, minutes from the last AGM and a committee nominations form, if you should wish to nominate someone. The Committee is re-elected every year at the AGM, usually held in November. Do come along and find out what the Association has been doing to support the three bands.


Committee Nomination Form

Minutes HCYBA AGM 2015