Another Competition: Midlands Area

Discussion in 'The Adjudicators' Comments' started by sparkling_quavers, Feb 24, 2003.

  1. HelterSkelter

    HelterSkelter Member

    Well you know I'm only a mere percussionist - of course I can't count! And what do you mean by "throw things around at the back" - it's all co-ordinated. Honest... Don't you know we've won prizes????
  2. Baldeagle

    Baldeagle Member

    Re: Another Competition..Midland Area

    Steve Mercs says have you still got the chair leg ? !!
  3. Baldeagle

    Baldeagle Member

    Humm I take it that you were in your hole tonight as you we not at band :roll:
  4. Brian

    Brian Member

    Re: Another Competition..Midland Area

    You can tell Merc'sy It is still being used to good effect in Thailand and Singapore where I also teach a little. Next month off to Japan to try it out there.. although it needed a repair job last year, tough little Korean. Brian
  5. rutty

    rutty Active Member

    Not in my hole - trouble at work. :cry:
  6. Di B

    Di B Member

    Yep you won a prize at the Association for 'making the most noise from throwing things around at the back of the band' prize didn't you? :lol: :lol: :lol:

    Huh! Percussionists and egos! :wink:

    Still not found out how 4barsrests comes up with their predictions though :?

    Di xx
  7. Wonky_Baton

    Wonky_Baton Active Member

    I haven't got a clue about the results but as I am coming down on the 9th I hope there is a decent pint on offer!!! 8)
  8. geordiecolin

    geordiecolin Active Member

    What about poor old us??

    We did beat Matlock in the 3rd section last year by 4 places and we had a fairly good result in 3rd section at Pontins in the Autumn as well. 4th place at NEMMBA with a below strength band and temporary conductor was a good indicator. I doubt we'll win it but we'll there or there abouts
  9. Di B

    Di B Member

    Ummm.... you *are* in the 4 bars rest top 6 predictions......... which is what we were on about..... so I don't understand, what about poor old you?

  10. picju96

    picju96 Member

    Not to disappoint or anything but 4br predicted us as dark horses for pontins and we came 20th or something like that, 2nd from last anyway! We did play really badly though, we were just really nervous.

  11. geordiecolin

    geordiecolin Active Member

    I was referring to the predictions of everyone on this board not 4br.
  12. Brian

    Brian Member

    Another Competition.. Midland Area

    Maybe 4br take into account the change of conductors bands have had..Sometimes it doesn't come together that quick...Changes in conductors over the last year ( off the top of my head)for..Ransomes..Travelsphere..NCT..Riddings..Thorntons..Blidworth.. and thats just a few I can remember....Back to the Beach 8)
  13. Baldeagle

    Baldeagle Member

    Di best of luck next week and you can come and help out here anytime, just watch out fer Rutty's Art Hole :p Come on Matlock get back inti the big time you can do it :)
  14. Baldeagle

    Baldeagle Member

  15. Baldeagle

    Baldeagle Member

    For my money (which ain't much) I think that the 4th section this year is going to be close and should be very enjoyable :lol: , there are 4 bands in the running and it should be a tight contest :p All I can say is "The best of luck to all Bands"
  16. Heather

    Heather Member

    If there's anyone from Riddings Band here, well done for qualifying for the finals.
    My band may have beat you at Derby but you sounded very good to me at that contest.
    Good Luck in the finals (unless we get there too!!!).
  17. Di B

    Di B Member

    Ahh, well, I predicted who I thought would win, as did everyone else. Why not put your own thoughts down?

    For the record, I don't underestimate Dronfield. I don't know the band that well, (although what some do to raise band funds at Pontins weekends scares me!!!) but Ray White is good in my opinion. I'd put you in the top six, yes, but for me, Bakewell and Long Eaton will have strong performances.

    At the end of the day, any one of us could come last too! Its a case of what happens on the day that is important.
  18. sparkling_quavers

    sparkling_quavers Active Member

    In total agreement Di!

    Anything could happen on that Stage. I know Dronfield well and they have a strong band with a very good band sound. It was unfortunate for them to be relegated this year but they did have some dissapointing results in the last year or so. In the past nerves have often got the better of some players and their performance on stage has not really reflected the quality of the band. BUT these things do happen! The rehearsals are sounding good. A new conductor and a band committed to working well together as a team...lets hope it is a good combination.

    I have alot of respect for Long Eaton and Matlock bands they have worked hard and (like all of us) been through good and bad times! They too have committed members and the MD's have worked hard to develop players into the bands they have today.

    Good luck and I will cya all on Sunday!

    For the book my predictions are:

    1. Bakewell
    2. Long Eaton
    3. Kirkby
    4. Matlock/Dronfield
  19. stephen2001

    stephen2001 Member

    After the results all though last weekend, anything could happen!
    I would rather gamble on the Lotto than stake a bet on the next few contests!!

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