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14th November, 2008 - Christmas Newsletter

Quiz Night

Thanks to all who attended the quiz night, we raised £78.

Tea and Tunes

Thanks to the Preliminary Band who put on a fantastic performance at the Tea and Tunes event, they raised a grand total of £190.

Remembrance Parades

Thanks to all those that attended Martlesham and Woodbridge remembrance services. Both events were well received.


The band are delighted to announce that the Woodbridge and District Lions have chosen to donate £500 towards new instruments.

Band Vacancies

Currently we have band vacancies for the following instruments:

Main Band
- Solo Cornet

If you like to apply for a position, please speak to your bandleader. Please can you do so by the 28th of November.

Brett Baker

We have an exciting day planned for the 28th of February. Brett Baker, from the Black Dyke Band will be visiting us for a day workshop. In the evening, he will be performing in concert with the main band. Tickets will be available for the concert soon - please be sure to book early, as we will be publicising this concert heavily, and hope for tickets to sell fast!


Please note that during our carolling engagements, under 16's should be accompanied by an adult who could either collect or do some shopping (if at a supermarket) as since sometimes carolling can finish early.

Yamaha 'short' Trombone for sale

Excellent condition, with case - was £850 new - asking £450 ono.
See Roger Upson-Smith in Intermediates for more details.

49 Club Winners

11/10/2008 - Derek Moyes (Big Prize)
18/10/2008 - Julia Hunt
25/10/2008 - Georgie Fricker
1/11/2008 - Mike Brierley
8/11/2008 - Julia Hunt

Please pay any outstanding 49 club monies as soon as possible.

Future events

Coffee and Carols

Saturday 6th December
St Michael's

Christmas Party

Friday 12th December
St Michaels
From 6.45pm (instead of band practice)

Ally the Magician will be entertaining us

Party food available

Invites to come out soon please RSVP so we can buy enough food.

Christmas concert

Look out for tickets on sale soon, this is always a popular concert. Over 18's are invited to drinks in the bar afterwards

Beetle Drive

Saturday 31st January 2009
St Michael's

And finally…..

Can we make it £10,000?

Over the past 12 Christmas seasons, Martlesham Brass has donated just over £9,300 to local charities, it would be great to make this up to £10,000 this year. Please make every effort to attend as many Christmas engagements as possible - don't forget that band funds benefit too.