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It is with great sadness that we mark the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
Martlesham Brass has always held her in great esteem and we will miss her dedication and constant care for us.
We have followed her example of making our organisation open and welcoming to all.

We look to the future when we can celebrate her life and that of our new sovereign, King Charles III.

Martlesham Brass Publicity


16th September, 2001 - Martlesham Monthly/Kesgrave News entry for October 2001

Martlesham Brass celebrates its 5th Birthday
Martlesham Brass formed in September 1996 with 29 players. Martlesham Brass now has a playing membership of around 110. We have an average age of 17, with members ranging in age from 6 to over 50. Martlesham Brass has become an established feature at numerous local events, such as Martlesham Village Day, Kesgrave Fun Day, Ipswich Scouts St George�s Day Parade, and Martlesham Church Remembrance Day Service, as well as many of the local fetes and fundraisers. One of the most memorable events of the five years was the Martlesham Musicmakers event on 21st May this year at Snape Maltings, playing alongside members of the London Symphony Orchestra.

Fifth Birthday Concert ~ Saturday October 6th at 5.30pm

To mark this anniversary Martlesham Brass is holding its annual Birthday Concert on Saturday October 6th at 5.30pm in the Martlesham Community Centre. (The time is later than previously advertised). Come along and enjoy a wide range of music performed by all sections of the band. Advance tickets are £1. Entry will be £1.50 on the door. Accompanied children (under 16) are free.

Tea and Tunes ~ Saturday October 27th at 2pm

On October 27th the Martlesham Brass Preliminary band is holding a �Tea and Tunes� Concert in St Michael�s Church centre at 2pm. This concert enables some of our less experienced players to perform a �full-length� concert in an informal atmosphere. There will be refreshments and cakes served during the performance, as well as a raffle, tombola and other �distractions�. You are very welcome to come along and join in the fun.

If you would like information regarding the booking of the band for an event please contact our Bookings Secretary â�" Julie Clapson â�" on 01473 620240.

If you wish to order tickets for the Birthday Concert or you would like general information about Martlesham Brass please phone our Band secretary â�" Liz Benyon - on 01473 623276.

For information about the band please visit our website on

Alison Eyley
Publicity Officer