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9th June, 2008 - June Newsletter

Suffolk Coastal District Council - Revenue Grant

We are pleased to report that Suffolk Coastal have granted the band £250 towards practice costs.


The main band currently has vacancies for two cornets and one tenor horn player.
The intermediate band also has a vacancy for a trombone player.
If you'd like to apply for one of these positions, please speak to your bandleader.
There is an informal audition process, which involves playing a prepared piece, as well as sight reading and a chat.
Auditions will be held in a few weeks time. If successful, you will move after the summer.

Band Beginner's Books

If you currently have a band training book that you no longer require, please could you hand these back to Mike Brierley, so that they may be distributed to our new set of beginners.

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)

Current response is low - we need to confirm numbers by the end of July, so if you wish to attend, please let your bandleader know.

Keeping Your Details Updated

If you change address or phone number, please let us know. We'll keep a book in the entrance to St. Michael's available for the next month if you need to change your details.

Summer Fayre reminders:

Please bring any donations of books and cakes on Friday 13th June band practice or 1pm on the day (also don't forget the cake baking competition)

Please sell as many raffle tickets as you can, there are more available if required

Due to a slow uptake of the table top sale the hire charge for tables has been halved! (£2.50) please book your table with Jayne ASAP.

Timetable of Events

13.00 All band members to arrive (BBQ will be available for lunch if required!)

13.30 Massed band performance to be followed by main band performance
14.20 Cake competition to be judged
14.25 Beginners band performance
14.50 Preliminary band performance
15.30 Intermediate band performance
16.00 Grand draw

We will need your help!!

During the course of the afternoon we would really appreciate some of your time to help us supervise the stalls. Additional assistance is crucial as many of the fundraising committee will be performing at some point during the afternoon! If you can help please email [email protected] or look out for the sheet to complete at band practice over the next few weeks.

And last but not least ... The chance to chill out in the sun (fingers crossed!) and listen to all of the bands that make Martlesham Brass.