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16th October, 2006 - November press release

Dear Editor,
I would be very grateful if you would include this in your publication. If you wish to obtain any further information about the attached article please contact me (details at end of report).
Yours sincerely
Alison Eyley

Martlesham Brass Monthly Publicity Report - November 2006

Martlesham Brass would like to thank all the people who came from near and far to our 10th Birthday Concert on 30 September at the Kesgrave Community Centre. It was a wonderful night of traditional and modern music and, as well as old favourites such as Barnard Castle and a unique performance of Brass Band Boogie, the concert also featured the debut performance of two pieces of music composed by band members in celebration of the band's 10th Birthday: Mediterranean Holiday by Paul Benyon and With Thanks by Adam Cable and Robert Beale.

The concert also featured the marvellous music of Tempus Brass, a quintet based in Manchester, whose cornet player Adrian Robinson is one of the founder members of Martlesham Brass. The quintet led a workshop for all sections of Martlesham Brass during the day in preparation for the evening concert and four members of the quintet conducted the massed band in its rendition of Four Solos.

Presentations of the following annual awards were made at the Birthday Concert to band players in recognition of progress and achievement:

Most Improved Beginner 2006 Winner Emily Rouse
Most Improved Beginner 2006 Runner Up Chloe Farrington
Most Improved Preliminary 2006 Winner Sam Pinder
Most Improved Preliminary 2006 Runner Up Victoria Gill
Most Improved Intermediate 2006 Winner Caroline King
Most Improved Intermediate 2006 Runner Up Lisa Chalklen
Most Improved Main Band 2006 Winner Zac Eyley
Most Improved Main Band 2006 Runner Up Fred Ixer

Band Person of the Year 2006 Nicol Parker

Diary Dates:
Saturday 4 November 2006 - Martlesham Brass Preliminary Band holds its annual Tea and Tunes Coffee Morning Concert at St Michael's Church Centre from 10 - 12 noon FREE ENTRY
Saturday 12 November - Remembrance Day Parade in Woodbridge
Saturday 12 November - Remebrance Day Service in Martlesham
Saturday 25 November -Carolling in Aldeburgh
Saturday 2 December - Martlesham Brass Intermediate Band Coffee and Carols Coffee Morning Concert at St Michael's Church Centre from 10 - 12 noon FREE ENTRY
Saturday 16 December - Martlesham Brass Christmas Concert at Kesgrave Community Centre

If you would like to find out more about Martlesham Brass Band please visit our website at www.martleshambrass.co.uk

Alison Eyley
Martlesham Brass Publicity Officer
19 Gostling Place, Kesgrave, Ipswich, IP5 2GE. 01473 611578

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