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18th April, 2014 - April Newsletter

Springtime Brass Concert Success

On Saturday 29th March the Main Band visited Voyager School in Peterborough to perform a concert with the Peterborough Young Singers, Hampton College, Hampton Vale and Hampton Hargate choirs as well as the City of Peterborough Youth Ensemble.

A two hour rehearsal was held with the choirs in the afternoon where we ran through our varied programme for the evening concert, with pieces including The Vicar of Dibley, A Thousand Years, Amazing Grace, Adiemus, Sing, Somewhere Out There, Jerusalem and Defying Gravity with a soloist. We had a guest conductor, Ruby, from the choir that led the band superbly through Be Thou My Vision.

A few hundred people attended the concert in the evening in which the band and choirs performed wonderfully. We returned back to Martlesham just before the clocks went forward. Thanks to all for making it such a huge success!

Diary dates

There will be a practice for St George's Day Parade, Friday 25th April 8:00 - 8:30 for all those involved main and inters.

Band committee

Following on from the AGM new parent and player reps have joined the committee. The band committee would like to thank the outgoing parent and player reps for their hard work over the last year. If band members have any questions or suggestions for the committee please pass them on to the player reps.

49 Club winners

The March winners are: George Fricker, Harry Fricker, Becky Chalklen. Di Russ and the Howard family

Band Hoodies

We are gathering some information regarding band hoodies. These are black with a gold logo. They will not be part of the uniform, they are optional.
The likely cost will be £20.00 for adults £13.00 for a child .