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7th February, 2015 - February Newsletter

AGM Friday 6th March 2015 at 7.30pm

This is a great opportunity to find out what the bandleaders have planned for the next year. Volunteers for posts on either the Main Committee or Fundraising Committee would be most welcome either from players or parents of younger players. Coffee and cake will be available, please remember that band practice for Prelims and Inters will finish earlier on this date.

Tea and Tunes 7th March 10:00-12:00

Come along and bring your friends and family listen to the Preliminary band. There will be refreshments available as well as some craft stalls etc.

Band workshop and concert with Richard Marshall on Saturday 11th April.

Richard Marshall is Principal Cornet of the world famous Black Dyke Band, a position that is heralded as the "hottest seat in banding." Before this, Richard spent ten years as Principal Cornet of the Grimethorpe Colliery Band. As a respected and devoted teacher, Richard is cornet tutor at the Royal Northern College of Music and Birmingham Conservatoire. He is a regular tutor for the National Youth Brass Band of Great Britain and the International Brass Band Summer School, and has previously worked with the National Children's Brass Band of Great Britain and National Youth Brass Band of Wales.
There will be free workshops during the day for band members, and a concert in the evening. Tickets will be on sale soon.

New venue

Please note that the Inters Band will be meeting in the Scout Hut during February instead of the Church Extension which is no longer available for the band to use. The Prelims Band will swap with the Inters in March.

49 winners for December/January are:

Becky Chalklen, Ady Cassidy, Chalklen Family, Michael Davies, Beale family, Porter family, Mike Brierley, Sarah and Adam, Sarah and Adam (again!)

There are two numbers currently available 31 and 35, if you would like to join in please let Jayne Howlett know, a new session is about to start!


In order that everyone enjoys their time playing with Martlesham Brass, it is very important that players attend band practices regularly. So if you find you cannot attend a practice for some reason, we would be grateful if you could email your bandleader. Please can all parents and band members ensure that their details are up to date, mobile phone number can change quickly!