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Full subscription: £32 payable per term or £96 payable annually

Concession: £29 payable per term or £87 payable annually
(available to those of State Pension age who would find the concession helpful financially)

Full-time Students under age of 25: Free membership


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Always Remembered 


Graham Ransom      8 November 2020


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We were so very saddended by the sudden death of Graham in November 2020,   
and we send our sincere condolences to Christine and his family.

Graham was a stalwart and much loved member of the orchestra,
and our lead 'cellist and Chairman for many years.

He will be missed greatly by all who were fortunate enough to have known him.


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Dennis Halstead      2 September 1931 ~ 18 January 2021 

Sady Dennis passed away on 18 January 2021. 

He was a long-standing member of the orchestra and many
current members will remember him fondly.

We send our very best wishes to his family.


'When I come to the end of my journey
And I travel my last weary mile
Just forget if you can, that I ever frowned
And remember only the smile'
     extract from When I'm Gone by Mrs Lyman Hancock

Geoff Webb      5 February 1952 ~ 21 March 2021


Our deepest sympathy to Sally and Charlotte following the peaceful death            
of Geoff on 21 March 2021.

As well as being a peripatetic brass teacher with Suffolk County Council,
Geoff has surely played with every local orchestra as well as many wind
bands and brass ensembles.

Live music in Suffolk will not be the same without him.


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Officers and Committee


President John Cooper
Vice President Elizabeth Kennedy
Honorary Patron Noriko Ogawa
Conductor Adam Gatehouse
Chairman Sarah Ingram
Vice Chairman (vacancy)
Orchestra Leader Richard Armitage
Secretary Mandy Martin
Treasurer Kate Pycock
Membership Secretary Cara Goodier
(position will become
vacant in September)
Advertisement/Sponsorship Coordinator Clive Restall
Librarian Chris Robinson
Ticket Sales Lisa Cheadle
Social Media Coordinator Abigail Schultz

Non-Committee Assistants

Concert Manager David Ferguson 
Friends' Liaison Anna Siddall
Rehearsal Bookings Kate Pycock
Playday Bookings Christine Ranson
Additional Publicity Heather Ferguson
Poster Distribution Caroline Dwan
Website Mary Dickinson 
































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