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2nd November, 2007 - November Newsletter

Event Focus

Tea and Tunes - 17th November 2007

Don't forget to come and support the Preliminary band. Here, they have the opportunity to showcase the progress that they have made as a group, as well as showing off individual skills!

Coffee and Carols - 1st December 2007

At this event we are hoping to encourage individuals to come along and sell their own crafts/handy work. If you or you know anyone that may be interested in having a stall at the event please see Jayne Howlett, Chris Beale or Adam Cable.

Quiz night

Thanks to everyone who attended this event, we all had a really enjoyable evening. Despite the rugby we had 9 very enthusiastic teams, the winning team being led by the Hodges. The evening raised a great total of £172.

Christmas Season 2007

As the Christmas period approaches we are currently getting together tick lists for completion so we can determine numbers of players and (just as important) collectors at each event. Please look out for these and complete them as soon as you can. As a guide all the Christmas dates are in this newsletter.

An important part of Christmas for Martlesham Brass is that we get a chance to raise money for other charities as we give away part of our collecting proceeds. We like to choose charities that have been nominated by band members therefore can you please let your bandleader know ASAP if you would like to nominate a charity this year.

Soprano Cornet Position in Intermediates

The Soprano Cornet position in the Intermediate band is currently empty. If you would like to apply for this seat, please speak to your bandleader or Adam (the Intermediate bandleader).

Remembrance Service

The Main and Intermediate bands are taking part in the Remembrance Service in Woodbridge on the 11th of November.

The beginning of main band practice on the 9th is set aside for a Remembrance practice, so all Intermediates taking part in the service are asked to attend.

On the day, we normally set off marching by 10:45am, from the Woodbridge Fire Station. Please arrive there around 10:30am, so that we can ensure that everyone is ready for the march (we typically have a quick run-through before-hand too).


The International Brass Band Summer School is a week-long event held in Swansea every year.
Mornings and evenings involve working with tutors and conductors in sectional and full band ensembles.
The tutors are the Childs brothers as well as players from the Black Dyke and Cory bands as well as Steve Sykes.
This year it's running from 3rd-9th of August, at a cost of £375 per person.

For more details, visit