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11th April, 2008 - April Newsletter

Constitutional Amendment for CRB checks

The wording agreed at our recent committee meeting for the proposed constitutional amendment was as follows:

"All trustees will be required to complete a CRB disclosure application within one month of appointment. Bandleaders and assistant bandleaders must have a successfully completed CRB return in place prior to commencing their leadership role. The Main Committee will be responsible for ensuring CRB disclosures are kept up to date."

It will sit under Clause W - Child Protection and Equal Opportunities, in the Constitution. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to speak to a committee member.

Landseer Road Methodist Church

The prelims are playing at Landseer Road Methodist Church on the 20th of April between 11am and 12 noon.

Alternative Talents Night - Saturday 19th April

Please make sure you have completed your booking form (available from Chris B) for this event. If you wish to enjoy a great night of "alternative" entertainment please ensure you have bought your tickets by Friday 18th April 2008 (also available from Chris B) tickets are priced at £2.50 nibbles to be provided and please bring your own drinks. The venue is the Richards Rooms, Felixstowe Road, Martlesham and kick off is at 7pm!

Martlesham Brass Summer Fayre - Saturday 14th June

Martlesham Brass's own summer fayre is currently being arranged by the fundraising committee. As usual we will be having a grand draw and everyone will be asked to try and sell some draw tickets. Thanks to Actaris we have secured Ipswich Town tickets to watch a match of your choice in a box with complimentary meal as first prize, if football isn't your thing then there will be an alternative first prize of £100! We are also looking at repeating last year's successful cake baking competition, we had some fantastic entries last year. Please keep reading future newsletters for more fayre information.

EABBA Brass Training Course 2008

The EABBA (East Anglian Brass Band Association) are holding a Brass Training Course on the 21st of September from 10am - 4:30pm at Blackfriars Hall & St Andrews Hall in Norwich. Tutors include Roger Webster (principal cornet, Grimethorpe Colliery Band), Lesley Howie (former principal tenor horn Black Dyke), Michael Dodd (principal euphonium Grimethorpe Colliery Band), Chris Jeans (principal trombone Virtuosi GUS Band) and David Nesbitt (former BBb bass Black Dyke Band)

We're trying to gauge interest in this event, so if you would like to attend, please tell your bandleader!