The ongoing success of AYB requires ongoing financial sustainability and there are many costs associated with the day-to-day operations of our organisation. These include rental of premises in which to rehearse, uniforms, instruments, supporting equipment, insurance and importantly sheet music. Whilst the band members participate in fundraising events and pay membership fees, we are also reliant on donations.
The Australian Youth Band is on the Commonwealth Register of Cultural Organisations (ROCO). The Register assists qualified cultural bodies to attract support for their activities by enabling them to offer donors the incentive of a tax deduction. As an organisation listed on the Register, monetary donations to AYB of $2.00 or more are tax deductible
How donations help AYB
As Australia’s premier youth band, it is critical that our band members look professional at all times. Whilst concert uniforms are paid for by the band members, quality marching uniforms are cost prohibitive for many of our members and are purchased and imported from the United States at the expense of the AYB Association.
Whilst the majority of the AYB members have their own instruments, there are many instruments, especially in the percussion section, that are required to be owned by the AYB Association. There are associated costs with the maintenance, repair and replacement of these instruments.
Many of AYB’s talented musicians would not be able to participate without some form of financial support. AYB is committed to providing opportunities for these members to continue their musical development free from financial restrictions.
Sheet music, music stands, banners, cases, folders, signage, first aid supplies, etc are provided by the band. These resources are essential not only for performances but for weekly rehearsals and tours. The majority of this equipment requires funding from donations or fundraising activities.
Donations can be made in three ways:
- Direct transfer to BSB: 633 000 Account: 140688722. Please also send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org so that a receipt may be issued to you
- By post to PO Box 2548, Mount Waverley, Vic 3149 (cheques payable to Australian Youth Band Association Inc.)
- In person to the Treasurer or other committee member at an AYB event
If you would like further information on donations, please contact us.