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18th January, 2017 - January Newsletter

Martlesham Brass AGM

It will soon be time for the AGM on 10th March at 7:30pm. All are welcome! There will be a shorter inters and prelims practice on this day. Please stay on and join us for the AGM if you can.

Prelim's Tea and Tunes

Please join us for 'Tea and Tunes' with the Prelims on:

25th February 2017

Christmas caroling

Many thanks to all those who came out to play carols, collect and count donations over the Christmas period.

We raised £2410 which will be divided between the charities:

Cruse Bereavement Care Suffolk
Over the rainbow children's charity
Tools with a mission


The Main Band currently has a back-row cornet vacancy. Please speak to Adam if you wish to apply.

The Intermediate band has a flugel horn player vacancy. Please speak to Mark if you wish to apply.


We have 2 large hoodies still available. Please ask at band if you would like to purchase one: £15 each.

If you need some more uniform please ask Simon.

Practice arrangements for February

Prelims will practice in the church and inters are in the scout hut.

Martlesham Brass Bonus Ball, what's it all about?

Have you ever read the newsletter and wondered what the bonus ball is all about? Well first and foremost it's a great fundraiser for the band :-) plus you get a chance to win money!

If you want to take part you will be allocated a number and asked to pay 50p a week (for ease this is paid in ten week instalments £5) for 9 weeks you have the chance to win £10, the tenth week you can win a larger prize of £30 (this can vary depending on participation) the winning number is determined by the bonus ball drawn on Saturday nights lotto draw.
We currently have 10 numbers spare so go on, join in the fun. A new ten week period is about to start so it's the perfect time, please email Jayne Howlett to get your number.

Winners for December were: Maggie Fisher, Howard family, Becky Chalklen, Emma Jarvis, Jayne Howlett, Russ family.