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6th June, 2010 - June Newsletter

Filing Cabinet - "free to a good home".

Mary Aldous has a 2 Drawer metal filing cabinet Bruce gave to her in 1996 when we started the band but she no longer has room for it. Please see her for more details.

Instrument Amnesty

Do you have any band instruments at home that you're not using? Please bring them along to practice on the 23rd of July.

Last practice before Summer

As the band take a summer break during August, the last practice in July will be on the 30th. As some members are away on that date, there will be a joint rehearsal with all bands at St Michael's Church from 7pm - 8pm.

Summer Fayre News

On Saturday 12th June 2010 we will be holding our annual Martlesham Brass Summer Fayre at St Michael's Church Centre, Martlesham Heath. Whatever the weather brings the fayre will still go ahead, we have plenty of room undercover!

This is a great family event with entertainment all afternoon and lots to do. Please bring your family, friends, neighbours along to join in the fun. All funds raised will go to the band.

Timings for the afternoon

1pm - all band members arrive, BBQ available for lunch (and all afternoon)
1.30-2.20pm - Massed band (all players) performance then main band performance
2.30-2.50pm - Beginners performance
3.00-3.20pm - ALI MAGIC show
3.30-3.50pm - Preliminary Band performance
4.00-4.20pm - Intermediate Band performance
4.30pm - RAFFLE
Once the fayre has been dismantled it is MB tradition to have a game of rounders and a bit of a social gathering, all are welcome!

Cake stall

Please bring your lovely cakes Friday night (11th) or Saturday. Refreshments will also be available all afternoon.

Hamper Raffle

Hamper lists are currently circulating the bands, please bring your donations Friday 11th.

Grand Draw Tickets

Please sell as many tickets as you can, we have some great prizes this year
£100 1st prize, £75 2nd Prize, Other prizes include: £10 Tesco Voucher, £10 Notcutts Voucher, Kesgrave Fish + Chip Shop voucher, £20 Douglas Badar pub voucher, £25 Red Lion pub voucher, Regent Theatre £5 off a ticket, Easton Farm Park tickets (2 adults or 2children), Colchester Zoo 2 child tickets, Solar Bowl (family membership.), Beacon Rally Karts 1 adult kart, Riverside Theatre 1 adult ticket, Kingpin 2 games bowling, Alishan Indian £10 voucher, Admirals Fish and Chips 2 person meal

Ipswich Town signed shirt raffle

Please look out for the opportunity to win an ITFC signed shirt!

Gladiator Duel Game

Try your hand at balancing on podiums with pugil sticks ready to defeat your opponent!

Family Stalls

There will be a host of fun stalls run by band families, all proceeds will go to the band.

Helpers needed…. If you can spare half an hour during the afternoon please sign our helper's board.

If you have any questions/suggestions regarding the afternoon please speak to your bandleader or email Jayne Howlett