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5th April, 2013 - April Newsletter

St Georges day parade 21st April 2.30pm.

St Georges day is a parade from the Leisure Centre (Felixstowe) at 2.30pm, then a service-band will be on a trailer. Players need to meet outside the Spa by 2pm (earlier the better though) to help set up. Rehearsal Friday 19th April 8-8.30 for Main and Inters.

49 Club

49 club winners February and March
Porter Family
Andrew Stevens
Howlett Family
Ady Cassidy
Chalklen Family
Cara Havell
Mark Howlett
Blank number 31! (this could have been you)

Please help raise band funds and join in the fun, currently we have 20, 23, 31, 32, 33 available. Contact Jayne Howlett.

Spring concert

Our Spring concert takes place on 11th May at 7.00pm at St Michaels church. This is a great family event and all are welcome. Tickets will be £3.00 and on sale soon, free for primary school children and under-fives. Tickets will be on sale on practice nights, 2nd Stop Charity shop or the Martlesham brass website.

Instruments for sale

A couple of the band members are selling their instruments, Jake and George who were in the Prelims. They would like to sell a Blessing Trombone, a B& H Trumpet and an old cornet as the boys are not interested in playing anymore. Julie thinks that £125 each for the trombone and trumpet (with spare mouthpieces and stands) might be fair and about £25 for the cornet, but is open to negotiation. If you are interested contact Julie email address is [email protected]

Summer Fayre - Saturday 22nd June

Preparations have started for the summer fayre, if you are able to help out in any way please let Jayne or a member of the fundraising committee know, all help gratefully received. If you would like to run a stall or know anyone who has goods to sell we would love to hear from you. Our grand draw relies on the generosity of local businesses, we will be writing to a selection over the next few weeks. If you are aware of any businesses that may donate cash prizes or goods to our draw can you please let the fundraising committee know and we will make contact.

17th Birthday Bash

For those members who have been with us a few years now you will be aware of our fantastic band birthday BBQ's, this year we fancied something different so preparations are underway for a Birthday Barn Dance on Saturday 14th September. Please put the date in your diary and dig out those checked shirts!