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11th February, 2005 - February Newsletter

Greetings. As promised, it has been bloomin' cold recently, but soon hopefully it'll warm up. New events list for you now, and our plan is to keep as up-to-date one as possible in the newsletter every month, so you can always see when the next band job is without having to pester your bandleader (they've got enough to do already…). Don't forget about the AGM, I've been reminding you for long enough! Chris.

AGM 2005

NEXT WEEK is the Band AGM. It will start at 7.30 and last as short as possible! Therefore the Inters will have a slightly reduced practice, and Main Band will start at the end of the AGM. Don't forget, this is your chance to have a say in how your band is run. ALL COMMITTEE POSITIONS ARE STILL UP FOR GRABS. If you've ever thought about joining the committee, we always need fresh ideas and people! If that hasn't prompted you to think about coming, there's tea & coffee available afterwards.

Local Newsletters

Do you know of a newsletter that goes out to people around the area that we regularly play in, e.g. Aldeburgh or Tuddenham? If you do, Matt Ellis (publicity man) would be very grateful if you could let him have the contact details for it, so that we can get more new people along to our concerts. He says that a name, address, phone number and e-mail address would be great, but either would do. You can either pass him details at band, (he'll probably be helping the Inters), you can phone him on 01728 830009 or 07813 760499, or you can e-mail him: [email protected]

Free Tickets

Paul Benyon has 4 tickets for the BBC Radio 2 Young Brass Soloist 2005 Grand Final, to be held on Saturday the 19th February at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester. He is willing to give them to anyone who can make use of them - it'll be a brilliant insight into young brass musicians.

CHARITY ABSEIL

Once again, this year the Band will be sending a contingent of "willing" characters to do the sponsored abseil down the maternity block of Ipswich Hospital. I did it a couple of years ago and it was TREMENDOUS FUN, so why don't you give it a go? All of the money raised will go to Martlesham Brass, so there is no excuse not to! We only have 15 PLACES this year, so please return the tear-off slip at the end of the newsletter to Chris Alexander BEFORE THE 18TH OF FEBRUARY so we can book!