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14th February, 2005 - Press Release 14/2/05

After an amazing Christmas period Martlesham Brass are now looking forward to a full list of events planned for 2005, including concerts, fetes and contests.
At the Band AGM held on Friday 11th February, Martlesham Brass were extremely proud to hand over our donations raised over Christmas to our three nominated groups, the Barnabus Trust, Martlesham Community Response Unit and The Ipswich NHS Trust Rheumatology Unit. It was also a great pleaseure for the Band to have representatives from these groups present to explain just what it is they do, and how crucial all money raised will be.
In total well over £2,000 was raised over the hectic Christmas period, with the bulk of this, some £1,755.36 being raised over 9 collecting sessions at local Supermarkets and around the Streets of Martlesham Heath and Kesgrave. Martlesham Brass would like thank the people of Martlesham and Kesgrave, as well as the staff and customers of Sainsburys Warren Heath and Tescos Martlesham Supermarkets for their astounding generosity and hospitality.
The Band also had a day collecting with the Red Cross, at Martlesham Tesco, for the Tsunami appeal. This was a great day, when the Band were again astounded by the generosity of the people of Suffolk. The Band collectors alone raised £400, and understand that the Red Cross collectors raised an awful lot more than this. Sincere thanks to the shoppers at Tesco for their amazine generosity.
Looking forward now, MArtlesham Brass are looking forward to some massive events in 2005 - we have a main band concert, showcasing the very best of Brass Band music in Suffolk, on 16th April at Martlesham Community Centre (Tickets will be in short supply, please contact number below for details). Later in the year we will be taking three Bands to contest at the East Anglian Brass Band Association Spring Festival in Norwich, this takes place on the 8th May. The Band are also hugely excited at the prospect of having the Black Dyke Brass Band's principal Trombonist, Brett Baker, coming to do a workshop with the Band and perform in a Concert with us on the 16th July. This is an extremely rare opportunity for the Band, and audience alike to see a true star of the Brass Banding world in action - should be incredible!!
As well as these major events Martlesham Brass will be performing all around Suffolk throughout the year, at various fetes, concerts etc. As usual, 2005 will be an extremely busy, but undoubtedly rewarding year for the Band.
For any information about Martlesham Brass, how to book us, where to see us etc. etc. Please give Matthew Ellis a call on (01728) 820009, or 07813 760499, or email [email protected]

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