4br band of the year

Discussion in 'The Rehearsal Room' started by basebonetone, Jan 3, 2012.

  1. basebonetone

    basebonetone Member

    4barsrest band of the year--oh dear (yawn) ........ discuss
    that is all
  2. Flumpet

    Flumpet New Member

    If you don't care about it, why create a thread about it!!! Male chicken springs to mind.......
  3. basebonetone

    basebonetone Member

    4br boty

    just a bit frustrating that the same names crop up year in year out and there is an obvious bias towards certain bands, I play with these guys all year round and feel that it would be nice for some of the unsung heroes and dedicated bandsman to get a mention but there we go..
  4. ploughboy

    ploughboy Active Member

    is that because the same names perform year in year out on a consistent level? every team is bound to have players that they feel should get a mention. or players themselves who want the spotlight. In years to come maybe when it's been done year in year out by these guys they'll get their mention and 15 minutes of fame.
  5. tkhbss

    tkhbss Member

  6. Chris Hicks

    Chris Hicks Member

    To be fair to the thread, there is a point, there are just as many good players playing outside of the top bands that always get mentioned, I could name plenty of players outside the top bands that have played just as well as those already mentioned in the 4br account, but they wear the wrong jacket on stage or play in the wrong area, therefore get overlooked.
  7. James Yelland

    James Yelland Active Member

    All of the categories in the 4BR Awards have a 'none of these' option with a box for you to type in your own nominations, so away you go. 4BR can't be expected to know what old Reg Mucklethwaite has been doing for the past 90 years for the Little Sodbury Silver Band - unless you tell them!
  8. brassneck

    brassneck Active Member

    Some things don't make sense ... Cory still lead the 4BR bank rankings but Bob Childs isn't included in the selection for best conductor. Odd! I nominated him in the "other" box. :confused:
    Last edited: Jan 5, 2012
  9. rosolino

    rosolino Member

    Not for Band of the Year. This is purely 4barsrest's nominations.

    Me too.
  10. James Yelland

    James Yelland Active Member

    No, that's not correct. Go to the voting form, pull down the drop down list and you will find one of the options as 'none of these'. There is a box below where you can enter your nomination.

  11. Chris Hicks

    Chris Hicks Member

  12. rosolino

    rosolino Member

    I did understand the thread but sorry for any confusion. I thought Mr Yelland realised the nature of this‚Äč thread that's why I said we had no input into 4barsrest Band of the Year as it was for individual players as suggested by them.
  13. DublinBass

    DublinBass Supporting Member

    Don't think I'd select nearly the same All-Star band.

    Lots of international players this year...more than I can remember in past years. Curious if they are doing that to light a fire under some bandsmen's bums or if they are basing that on results on recent European Championships?

    A bit surprised that Florida have two players listed and neither band that won a US contest (Atlantic and Fountain City) does.
  14. James Yelland

    James Yelland Active Member

  15. Bayerd

    Bayerd Active Member

    I presume that's because they'll have only heard Florida this year when they came over for BIC and probably haven't heard either Atlantic or Fountain City at all.
  16. nethers

    nethers Active Member

    It does seem that unless you are visible in a major contest in the UK or Europe you don't have much chance of getting a mention.
  17. rosolino

    rosolino Member

    Maybe they heard Fountain City at the All England Masters in May?
  18. johnflugel

    johnflugel Active Member

    EH? So you're saying player can only be nominated if their band wins something. Could it be something to do with Dublin players not making the final 4BR cut?

    On a wider note, why do people get upset about these nominations????
  19. DannyCollin

    DannyCollin Member

    A politically correct celebration of mediocrity.
  20. iancwilx

    iancwilx Well-Known Member

    Nicely put.

    - Mr Wilx