Making music fun in east anglia



15th May, 2017 - May Newsletter

Band Summer Picnic - Saturday 24th June from 4pm - Performers needed

St Michaels church has been booked for this informal event, all band families are invited to bring along a picnic and join in the fun. We will provide board games and rounder's, football etc. we are also looking for performers to entertain the crowds! We will be setting up an "open mike" stage for our members to show off their performing talents, no restrictions (just family friendly!) there will also be a hamper raffle to cover the church costs, we will be asking for donations a few weeks before. Please put the date in your diary and dust off those picnic hampers.

Band 21st Birthday Sunday lunch - Sunday 1st October - The Douglas Bader - Register your interest now!

We are currently talking to the Bader about booking a band Sunday lunch, numbers will be restricted (we think 40-50) so we are asking for you to register your interest NOW as tickets will be allocated on a first come first served basis. A fixed price menu will be available with a number of choices plus a children's menu option. Deposits will be collected before the summer break. Please email [email protected] today to get on the list. Of course, if you don't fancy a lunch you can join us for drinks.

A message from Mary Aldous

"I would like to thank everyone who contributed to my wonderful gift following my resignation as band treasurer. I was overwhelmed at your generosity. It has been a pleasure to be involved with Martlesham Brass since the beginning and I hope to be involved for many more years to come."

Practice arrangements for May

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


Please remember to gift aid your subs? This is a great way of raising income for the band!

A message from Simon Chalklen

So, last summer Mark said "Why don't we enter 'Tough Mudder' next year, we could do it as a family! And we should enter now while the fees are reduced" :-)
It's nearly time to face the music, and we have also decided to use the event as a vehicle for raising some money for charity. We have chosen the 'Stroke Association' in memory of my Dad.
We would be very grateful if you would be prepared to donate, and also get some idea of what we are up against, on the MyDonate page:
Or go to and search for Simon Chalklen.

Fundraising help

Your fundraising and events team are always looking for new ways of raising money and having fun! If you have any good fundraising hints and tips please feel free to email [email protected] The team are always looking for new opportunities to apply for money from local organisations, councils, employers etc. if you know or hear about any funding opportunities please let Jayne know, the band always has something to purchase!!

Recent Bonus ball club winners

Chalklen Family, Adrian Saggers, Andrew Stevens, Beale Family, Matt Aldous.