4th Cornet's Recent Activity

  1. 4th Cornet liked Anno Draconis's post in the thread Dep's for contests.

    I keep hearing that this happens, but in 30+ years I've actually never seen it with my own eyes. I can't imagine a band/committee...

    Jan 17, 2018 at 5:53 PM
  2. 4th Cornet liked ari01's post in the thread Dep's for contests.

    I think that its fair to say that across out beloved hobby there will always be a broad spectrum of views on contests, the extremes of...

    Jan 17, 2018 at 10:59 AM
  3. 4th Cornet replied to the thread Butlins 2018.

    Great result! Well done all!

    Jan 17, 2018 at 9:11 AM
  4. 4th Cornet liked sop@55's post in the thread Butlins 2018.

    Well...having been promoted to 3rd and coming 3rd excuses me from joining in any "we woz robbed" conversation. cheers all!

    Jan 17, 2018 at 9:11 AM
  5. 4th Cornet replied to the thread Butlins 2018.

    I've not seen or heard any 'we woz robbed' comments regarding placings this year. Does that mean bands generally felt that results were...

    Jan 17, 2018 at 6:33 AM
  6. 4th Cornet liked Tom-King's post in the thread Dep's for contests.

    I think one of the biggest problems is that people take contesting too seriously... Yes, it's more of a sport than a musical/artistic...

    Jan 16, 2018 at 6:56 PM
  7. 4th Cornet liked Tom-King's post in the thread Dep's for contests.

    The problem is that this is almost entirely unenforceable. The standard rule is to say that you can only borrow from the same section...

    Jan 16, 2018 at 5:39 PM
  8. 4th Cornet liked Tom-King's post in the thread Dep's for contests.

    I think the "never drop regular players to bring in a dep" is very normal in 4th, 3rd and 2nd section... to be fair, it's unusual to...

    Jan 16, 2018 at 5:19 PM
  9. 4th Cornet liked GER's post in the thread Dep's for contests.

    No apology neccesary, as we have both said there are scenarios where dep's have a place, I'm sure when the organisers decided on the use...

    Jan 16, 2018 at 4:50 PM
  10. 4th Cornet replied to the thread Dep's for contests.

    Agreed. I also think that sometimes the noise about deps can (not always) get exaggerated / imagined in the aftermath of a...

    Jan 16, 2018 at 4:50 PM
  11. 4th Cornet replied to the thread Dep's for contests.

    Apologies, those questions weren't necessarily aimed at you or expecting answers, I was really raising different scenarios where a band...

    Jan 16, 2018 at 4:22 PM
  12. 4th Cornet replied to the thread Dep's for contests.

    What would your view be on: a) a band which has a vacancy for soprano player who brought in a capable (not necessarily star) player for...

    Jan 16, 2018 at 3:43 PM
  13. 4th Cornet replied to the thread Dep's for contests.

    I imagine the issue of pushing players out to use deps is relatively rare and impossible to police using the rules without stopping deps...

    Jan 16, 2018 at 2:56 PM
  14. 4th Cornet replied to the thread Dep's for contests.

    That's pretty usual from my experience. If another band uses deputies, it's their prerogative (within the rules). We all have the same...

    Jan 16, 2018 at 1:56 PM