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					                       Eastern Stars Band Newsletter
                                              October 2010
Welcome back!
This will be a very busy term for us all, with a lot of playing engagements (see later). Keep up with your
practising every week.

Fees
Unfortunately there are quite a few people with outstanding fees. Fees for the last term are due in now. Any
back fees must be paid by the end of October. Please give this your urgent attention.

Band Solo Competitions
Our internal band solo competitions were held in the Pakuranga Intermediate School Library during August &
September. Congratulations to all those who practised hard and participated well. As a result of these
competitions, several Learner Band members have been consolidated into the Junior Band:
       Flute: Anna, Boa, Simon, Annie, Grace; 1st Clarinet: Jener; 2nd Clarinet: Micheal, Simon, Cindy, Thomas,
Erica, William; Bass Clarinet: Lena, Janet, Joana, Eason, Micheal, Jack; Alto Sax: Anne, Goldie, Nicky; Tenor Sax:
Florida; Trumpet: Lona, Ijeoma, Louise; Horn: Jerry; Trombone: Jack; Baritone: Palu, Sela; Electric Bass: Mele,
Adam; Percussion: Iris.
       Congratulations to Mary Liu and Marley Teuira who have been promoted to the Cadet Band, and to
Katherine Richardson who has been promoted to the Youth Band.

Fundraiser Concert, 18 September 2010
                                           We have had lots of positive feedback about the concert. It was a
                                           very successful night. We made $1500 for the band and some of
                                           this money will be spent on new Christmas music for our play-outs
                                           and our next concert.
                                                 For those wanting a DVD of the concert, these are available
                                           from Anne Wang at a cost of $5. Just bring the $5 to band and
                                           Marie will pass it on to her.
                                           Congratulations to Frances Save for selling the most concert tickets.
                                           He has won a double movie pass.

                                           The Cadet Band (above) and the Junior Band performing at the
                                           September Fundraiser Concert




Fundraising update
Garage Sale – We are holding a garage sale on Saturday 30 October at Crystal Leng’s house at 69 McLeans
Road, Bucklands Beach – ph 535 9398, mobile 021 658 499. If you have goods to donate, please get in touch
with Crystal – ring first before dropping off goods. Items needed include clothing, household furniture, kitchen
goods, books, gardening tools, toys or anything that is saleable.
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      We will need some helpers for the day before the Garage Sale to help sort out items and price them, and
also helpers on the Saturday. If you are able to help, contact Crystal.

Chocolate sales – It was decided at our last committee meeting that we would sell chocolate bars again. Last
time we made close to $2000 for the band which went mainly towards our camp at Rotorua. We are hoping
next year to have a trip for band members; whether this is another camp or a trip away will be decided in the
New Year. Please give this fundraiser your support. All band members will be expected to sell at least one box
of chocolates which were handed out at our first band practice night. The member selling the most boxes of
chocolates will win a double movie pass.

Grants
We wish to acknowledge and thank the following for grants received this month:
Pakuranga Community Board – $450 Howick Community Board – $450 Botany Community Board – $450
All of these will go towards the purchase of a euphonium
Creative NZ – $4000 – will go towards the purchase of music

Sell your home through Barfoot & Thompson and raise money for
the band!
Just a reminder that James Gao (father of Jimmy) of Barfoot & Thompson, Howick, will donate $500 to the
Eastern Stars Band when he sells a home that is referred to him by a band member! James can be contacted by
phone at 537 6418 (H) or 021 244 1000 (mobile) or via email at gjiakun@hotmail.com — make sure you
mention you’re a member of the Eastern Stars Band.
       James’ first $500 donation to the band was gratefully received at our last concert and has been used to
purchase some much-needed sound equipment. This will be put to good use at future concerts.




Playing engagements
As mentioned earlier, we have a lot of playing engagements this term – see over the page. It is very important
that you advise Barrie well in advance if you are unable to attend your band’s playing engagement. Every
effort should be made to attend – phone 09 271 4558, mbl 021 722 171, email bm.turner@clear.net.nz
       Make sure you wear the correct band uniform: black trousers, black socks, black shoes, white dress shirt
(wear a white t-shirt underneath if cold) and the red band vest. Bring your music and music stand, and unless
told otherwise, assembly time will be 30 minutes prior to playout. Do not be late!

Contact information
   Musical Director – Barrie Turner, email bm.turner@clear.net.nz, NEW MOBILE: 021 722 171
   Band Secretary – Mele Umeano, email meleumeano@hotmail.com
   Treasurer – Marie Turner, email bm.turner@clear.net.nz
   Fundraising Coordinator – Picilla Latu, email cillaniki@hotmail.com
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   Publicity Officer – Lynne Richardson, email lynne-richardson@xtra.co.nz




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                               Eastern Stars Band Playing Engagements
                            Every effort should be made to attend your band’s playing engagement.
Advise Barrie well in advance if you are unable to attend – phone 09 271 4558, mbl 021 722 171, email bm.turner@clear.net.nz

 Make sure you wear the correct band uniform: black trousers, black socks, black shoes, white dress shirt and the red band vest
                                             Bring your music and music stand
                 Unless told otherwise, assembly time will be 30 minutes prior to playout. Do not be late!



            EVENT                                   Meet                        Date         Playout time          Band

     WORLD TV CONCERT                    Telstra Pacific Event Centre        Sat 6 Nov        11.00 a.m.        Youth Band

HOWICK MIDNIGHT MADNESS                 Outside Barfoot & Thompson           Fri 12 Nov        7.00 p.m.        Youth Band
                                                                                                                Youth Band
   FARMERS SANTA PARADE                    Cnr Albert & Victoria St         Sun 28 Nov        12.30 p.m.
                                                                                                                Cadet Band
                                                                                                                Youth Band
 PAPATOETOE SANTA PARADE                        Kingwood Rd                  Wed 1 Dec         7.00 p.m.
                                                                                                                Cadet Band
  PANMURE SANTA PARADE                     Cnr Queens & Kings Rd             Sat 4 Dec        10.00 a.m.        Junior Band

 PUBLIC CHRISTMAS CONCERT                 Eastgate Christian Centre          Sat 4 Dec         7.00 p.m.         All Bands

  EASTERN STARS BREAK-UP               Pakuranga Intermediate School         Wed 8 Dec         7.00 p.m.         All Bands




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