Sunday 17 July 2016

Sandhouse Stompers embark on another Coast to Coast Stomp to raise funds for Favela Brass

The Sandhouse Stompers, an intrepid group of musicians from the North, are setting off on their second Coast to Coast Stomp on July 20th, performing at venues from Morecambe to Whitby over nine days to raise funds for Favela Brass.

From the Sandhouse Stompers facebook page -

We hope to raise as much money as possible for this fantastic charity through sponsorship, musical performances and impromptu busking en-route, but we need your help! If you have any ideas of where we can perform (pubs, halls, galas, village greens, Bar Mitzvahs), can offer us a field to pitch our tents, can provide us with pies or frosty libations, we would love to hear from you. If you want to walk with us, play with us or rattle some collection boxes for us you are more than welcome to join us. 

The cause they are raising funds for is Favela Brass, an initiative set up by trumpeter Tom Ashe which provides free brass, percussion and English lessons to children in a Brasilian favela. Last year, the Stompers raised over £4,000 for the project.

The group are already off to a flying start, securing a donation of 2 trombones and 3 trumpets from the company PBone, which will be sent to Rio to be used in the favela.

Below is a list of their gigs between 20th and 29th July but as they said, they are always on the look out for more places to play and raise more money so if you have a suggestion of a venue, get in touch through their facebook page

To donate, visit their JustGiving page.

The Sandhouse Stompers are - Mark Ellis (Sax), Gareth Smith (Trumpet), Paul Grady (Trumpet), Neil Morley (Trumpet), Stuart Garside (Trombone), Mark Kerrigan (Drums), Jim Stretto (Tuba) and Rowena Jameson (Trombone).

Coast to Coast Stomp gig list - 

20th July The Black Bull at Bentham
21st July Knights Satinforth
21nd July Victoria Hall, Settle
22rd July Foresters Arms, Grassington
23rd July The Crown Inn, Pately Bridge
24th July The One Eyed Rat, Ripon
25th July Thrisk Royal British Legion
26th July Helmsley Brewing Co.
27th July Coach House Inn, Rosedale
28th July Abbey Wharf, Whitby 

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