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10th October, 2009 - October Newsletter

Birthday Concert

Thank you to all that made the Birthday concert so special, and congratulations to all those award winners.
We'd love some extra help with refreshments at concerts, so please speak to a committee member if you are willing to help.

EABBA Training Day

The day after the birthday concert, 5 of the main band attended the EABBA Brass Training Workshop. This was a great day with members from Brighouse and Rastrick Band providing tuition. We aim to attend this workshop next year, but hopefully this time with more of Martlesham Brass!

Christmas Charities

We donate a proportion of our collecting to charities decided by you. This year, we will be donating 75% of all monies collected. Please let your bandleader know of any charities that you'd like to over the next couple of weeks, using the return slip below

Remembrance Parade

The Main and Intermediate bands will be parading through Woodbridge on the 8th of November.
In order to prepare for this, there will be a 30 minute rehearsal from 8pm - 8:30pm on Friday 6th of November to run through marching, and the hymns required.

49 Club Winners since last newsletter

12/9/2009 Isabelle Wicken
19/9/2009 Matt Ellis
26/9/2009 The Howard Family (big prize)
3/10/2009 Sarah and Adam

Congratulations to you all, if you haven't yet got your winnings please see Jayne at main band practice.

If you fancy a chance of winning some cash MB's 49 club is for you! The numbers that are currently available are: 20 and 34. You pay £5 per number for ten weeks and if your chosen number is the same as the bonus ball number on the Saturday night's National Lottery draw you win! For 9 weeks the prize money is £10 and every 10th week there is a big prize of £32.50. This is a great fundraiser for the band and you get a chance to win too! If you wish to purchase a number the current 10 week period has only just begun so please see Jayne at main band practice or email [email protected]

Walking Treasure Hunt

Unfortunately this event was postponed on the day due to lack of interest. Hopefully we can rearrange for a date that suits more people! More details to follow.


Over the coming weeks, Martlesham Brass will be featured on the Internet, on a brass band podcast at We'll publish more details nearer to the time!

Main Band Baritone

We're looking to add an extra baritone player into the Main Band. If you're interested, please speak to your bandleader in the next few weeks.

Martlesham Brass CD

Martlesham Brass are releasing a CD in the next few weeks.
Stocks are limited so please ensure that you grab one before they all go!