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11th September, 2009 - September Newsletter

Birthday Concert

Our ever-popular Birthday Concert will be on Saturday 3rd October at 7pm in the Kesgrave Community Centre - everyone is welcome.

Tickets are available now for purchase - please do what you can to help ticket sales, as we always appreciate a full audience!

49 Club Winners

4/7/2009 Julia Hunt
11/7/2009 Becky Chalklen
18/7/2009 Pam Popay (big prize)
25/7/2009 Mike Brierley
1/8/2009 Kate Willis
8/8/2009 Liz Benyon
15/8/2009 Nicky Harvey
22/8/2009 The Porter Family
29/8/2009 Harry Fricker
5/9/2009 The Porter Family

If you haven't yet received your winnings you can find Jayne at main band practice!

There are a few numbers available if you wish to increase your chances of winning, please see Jayne if you are interested.

Walking treasure hunt - Sunday 20th September 2009

Please join us for a stroll around Martlesham Heath on Sunday 20th. Teams of no more than 6 please. Please meet at 2.30pm at St Michael's church centre where Chris and Liz Howard will be there to guide you! I am sure liquid refreshment will be available afterwards in the neighbouring hostelry! There will be a small entrance fee (yet to be decided!) collected for band funds and a team prize.

Instrument Problems?

If you have any instrument issues -e.g. valves, slides, tuning or mouthpiece problems - just speak to your bandleader. We have oils and greases available, and can arrange your instrument to go away and be fixed or replaced.


Sorry to have to mention Christmas so early but just to warn you that dates are currently being agreed with Tesco's and Sainsbury's for us to entertain their customers and to raise much needed band funds. Please watch out for dates in the next newsletter.

Christmas Charities

We do donate a proportion of our collecting to charities decided by you. Please let your bandleader know of any charities that you'd like to recommend we collect for over the next couple of weeks, using the return slip below

Wednesday Rehearsals

Don't forget that we also have a Wednesday practice each week. They are held at Beacon Hill Primary School from 7 until 8:30pm, and all are welcome.

Band Uniform

If you require new uniform, please speak to Simon Chalklen, as he will be placing an order soon with our suppliers.

Desk Rota

We're looking for helpers to man a desk at the front of St Michael's Church during rehearsals from 6:45 - 8:00. If anyone can help out, please speak to a bandleader.