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11th January, 2008 - January Newsletter

Christmas Congratulations

Martlesham Brass had a brilliant Carolling season this Christmas - and thanks to all of you for your attendance and hard work at our numerous events.

We collected £2,954.79 and together with donations from Tuddenham Chapel and Maidstone Road Baptist Church we reached a total of £3,024.79

The 3 charities supported over the Christmas period are Ipswich Children's Hospice, CLIC Sergeant (Cancer and Leukaemia in Children) and Motor Neurone Disease (Suffolk Association). Each charity will receive a cheque for £378.83.


Good luck to the Main Band, who are participating in the Mineworker's Brass Band Contest at Butlins, Skegness next week.
Due to a number of bandleaders being away at this event, please note that a joint Beginners, Preliminaries and Intermediates rehearsal will be taken by Ian Harvey in the church for the practice on the 18th.

Tenor Horn Position in Intermediates

A space is currently available in the Intermediate Band for a tenor horn player. If you would like to apply for this seat, please speak to your bandleader or Adam (the Intermediate bandleader).

AGM, 22nd February, 7:30pm

This year, our AGM will be held on Friday 22nd February at 7:30pm after Beginner, Preliminary and Intermediate practices.

Please make every effort to attend as this gives you the ability to find out more information about the band and the way that the organisation operates.

All committee positions are available for nomination, and we ask that you consider the posts that are available - we're always looking for new people to be involved!

If you would like to apply for a position , please return nomination forms by 8th February (forms will be available shortly).

Wednesday Practice

Please note that that is no Wednesday Practice on the 16th of January due to the Main Band rehearsing for the Mineworker's Contest.

Birthday card competition

Each year we redesign our Birthday Card which goes out to every member of the band. The time has come again, so why not get your creative juices flowing, and see your local player rep with your design - good luck!