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15th January, 2003 - Publicity Update for February 2003

Band AGM
Martlesham Brass is holding its AGM on Friday 7th February at 7.30pm in St Michael's Church Centre, Martlesham Heath.

East Anglian Brass Band Association - Youth Training Project
On Saturday 8th February our Preliminary and Intermediate Bands are participating in the East Anglian Brass Band Association Youth Training Project, with a training session to be led by Composer and Conductor Stuart Johnson; he will be assisted by the country's leading brass ensemble 'Sonar Brass'. The study piece will be 'A Sutton Hoo Suite' by Stuart Johnson. This is a new work, recently commissioned by the EABBA.

The session on Saturday 8th will take place at St Michael's Church Centre, with open rehearsals between 10.30am and 12.30pm and again from 1.30pm until 3.30pm. There will then be a Sonar Brass recital from 4pm until 6pm. There will be free admission throughout the day, with a retiring silver collection towards band funds. Everyone is welcome.

Final Christmas Fundraising Figures
Firstly a big thank you to all of you who gave to our collections over Christmas and to those who came to our Christmas concert. Special thanks also go to Tesco at Copdock, Kesgrave and Martlesham, and Sainsburys Warren Heath.

Our bands raised the fabulous sum of £2345 with street and supermarket collections, and the concert raised £535. This has enabled us to donate £240 to each of our four chosen charities, these being Hope House Kesgrave, Sargent Cancer Care for Children (Suffolk), PITPAT (Ipswich and Suffolk), and The Leprosy Mission. Hope House will also benefit from the donation of our fee for the Kesgrave Wine Circle concert. This gives a grand total for Martlesham Brass charity donations this Christmas of £1160. Fantastic!

If you wish to book one of our bands, please phone Julie on 01473 620240, for general information about the band please phone Nicol on 01473 404472.

Alison Eyley
Martlesham Brass Publicity Officer

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