Ben joined us post lockdown having not played his trombone for many years. After dusting off and a service you would never know. Just like riding a bike I guess, you never forget! A great addition to the Troms (well they are the best section after all!!)
As an amateur band comprising of an enthusiastic group of musicians (well mostly!), our passion is to entertain the public, support various events, and promote the ‘Guggenmusik’ style of music.
We rely on donations and occasional fees for organised gigs to ensure we can continue to entertain and represent both Bournemouth and the UK.
All of the money we collect is used to cover our costs, new instruments and uniforms, etc, and not a penny goes into the member’s pockets!
We also support selected charity events each year including the London Marathon. In 2024 we hope to be able to represent Bournemouth with our twin town of Lucerne in Switzerland. Lucerne is the home of Guggenmusik, and we are working hard to raise funds to take the band to participate in the week-long annual ‘Fasnacht’ festival.
So, we are launching our ‘Sponsor a Member’ fundraiser and you can become a ‘Friend of Gugge 2000’
So here is how you can help us:
- Choose your favourite member from our rogue’s gallery (it will of course become highly competitive between the members as to who can get the most sponsors!!)
- Complete our sponsorship details so we can keep in touch
- Just click ’Sponsor Me’, fill in the form and click ’Sponsor a Member’ which will take you to the payment page to send us your money! You can simply pay by card if you do not have a Paypal account.
You can also join when you see us at a gig by asking one of the players or one of our lovely collectors.
We ask for a minimum donation of £20.00 per player. There’s no maximum of course!!
Sponsorship will last for one year from starting and of course if you just can’t make your mind up from our good-looking rogues gallery then maybe you can sponsor more than one member!!