We are incredibly excited to announce that, this summer, Manea Silver Band will be appearing alongside some of the biggest names in banding!
It’s all thanks to our friends at Your Logo Here, who are so impressed with our fresh modern logo that they’ll be featuring it on their display jacket, pictured. Now Cory, Brighouse & Rastrick, Flowers, Fairey and Virtuosi GUS - to name but a few - will all be seen in the same place as the plucky underdog from Manea!
Your Logo Here have also produced a fantastic set of soft shell jackets (pictured) for the band, which all members will be receiving shortly, so we can display our logo as we play out and about this summer.
Robert, our 2nd baritone player, designed the logo. He wanted to produce something musical with a real sense of place. The resulting design uses the lines of the musical stave to represent the Old Bedford and the Hundred Foot rivers.
These two watercourses border the Ouse Washes, the wetland at the heart of a colossal 17th Century drainage project which centres around Manea and gave us the Fens as we know it.
The featured Whooper swan is also a part of our local heritage, with as many as 7,000 spending their winters here, roosting on the washes and feeding on sugar beet scraps on surrounding farmland. With their gentle trumpeting call and incredible strength (they migrate 1,000 miles from Iceland to Manea in one go) they made the perfect ‘aspirational’ finishing touch to the logo.
The band is currently trying to raise funds to produce a set of stand banners featuring our logo. We think its modern look will help us with our fresh modern image and support our ongoing work attracting young players into the brass scene by offering free music lessons.