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7th July, 2017 - July Newsletter

Main Band Auditions

There are spaces available in the Main Band for Baritone and Trombone players. Please speak to Adam or your Bandleader if you are interested.

Hall Arrangements:

7th July: joint rehearsal inters/prelims in the church
14th July: Prelims in Scout hut
21st July: Joint rehearsal Prelims/Inters in the church and inters are invited to main band rehearsal.

Final rehearsal date:
21st July
Start Date:
1st September


We are looking for people to be on the door at Band on a Friday evening as at the moment there are only three of us on the rota. If just one more person joined us it would mean each of us covering just one duty a month. The job is not onerous and only requires you to sit in the foyer of St Michaels from just after 6.30pm until Inters/Prelims/Beginners have finished. We feel it is good to have an adult present on the door. You may be asked to sell tickets for events and write any instructions or information on the white board. If you feel able to help please see Mary Aldous, Liz Benyon or Jean Freeman.

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 Sarah Cable today to get on the list. Of course, if you don't fancy a lunch you can join us for drinks.

Bonus Ball scheme

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) 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. So come on and join the fun! Plus, It's a great fundraiser for the band!

Latest winners are:
Andrew Stevens, Aldous family, Barbara Ellis, Beale family, Liz Benyon.