Bands in Birmingham

Discussion in 'The Rehearsal Room' started by Fifi, Oct 11, 2004.

  1. Fifi

    Fifi Member

    i was just wondering what bands there were in the birmingham area. As i am hopefully going to birmingham next year for my uni course, i was just wondering about bands in the area which i could posibly join. If anyone knows of any?? It will help my choose of university a bit easier.
    Nikki
    xx
     
    Last edited: Oct 11, 2004
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  3. drummerboy

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    There's quite a few...Staffordshire, Langley, Shirley, City of Birmingham to think of a few. There's also bands like Stourport who you could play for if you were prepared to travel a little bit.
     
  4. PeterBale

    PeterBale Moderator Staff Member

    The Coventry bands are also pretty near, and the chances are lifts could be arranged, if necessary.
     
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  6. trombelle

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    good question nikki, you beat me to it!

    are you thinking or Birmingham Uni or Aston? Hopefully I'll be at Aston :)

    hope you enjoyed you shopping today, orchestra was fun ;)
     
  7. Smiffy

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    Nikki

    Try Stourport-on-Severn?...currently 2nd section...but with 2 3rd places in the regionals in 2003 and 2004 a good chance of 1st section from Jan 2006

    As Tom mentioned we are a bit out of Birmingham (Kiddermister/Stourport)...but our band manger ..Richard Snape is at Bham Uni and comes to the rehearsals...so travel may not be a problem!<G>..

    We are a friendly band and have a great core of regular members.....

    have a look at the web site at:

    http://www.stourportband.co.uk

    and let us know if you would like to "play with us" as they say in "Brassed Off"...(we played in these at Wolverhampton in 1999 and BirminghM rEP IN 2003)..

    best reagrds
     
  8. Smiffy

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    hi trombelle

    replied to nikki...if you are thinking of the Brum area...don't forget us a little further out in the country at Stourport/Kidderminster!

    Rich Snape is our band manager and is at Brum Uni...so travel may not be a problem.

    let us know if you come down here and maybe give us a chance?...2nd section this year...been to the nationals last 2 years.

    fun and good music standard

    regards
     
  9. Fifi

    Fifi Member

    thanx smiffy,

    as i see you are playing at pontins this year, so is my current band flixton, so ill definatly be popping down for a listen to you all!!!

    As for you miss trombelle, it will be defo be birmingham university, to do a really geeky subject of biological sciences!!! what a laugh!
     
    Last edited: Oct 12, 2004
  10. sparkling_quavers

    sparkling_quavers Active Member

    Nothing geeky about biology nikki!!! :cool:

    Any bands in the Birmingham area looking for a new cornet player should be falling over themselves to invite Nikki over for a rehearsal! She is a cracking player and a nice lass too! (p.s mine is a triple vodka and coke nikki :-D )
     
  11. trombelle

    trombelle Member

    hmmmmm......coz we all know what a big geek you are nikki! lol

    maybe the legendary barss group will get as far as birmingham then! ;) lucky birmingham.......
     
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  13. backrowbloke

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    Once you come down, you are more than welcome to come over to Langley. Just off J2 of M5, 15 mins from B'ham or Aston Unis.

    Many good pub sessions, curries, parties etc. Ask Sparkly for first-hand experiences ;)
     
  14. Fifi

    Fifi Member

    thanx rach! nice lass, arrrgh bless your sooooo nice to me!! will you still be saying that after pontins???
    lol

    as for the amazing barrrs (BRASS) get your spelling right trombelle or we will never get u into uni now will we!!! lol
    its will live to fight another day!!! lol
    hehehe

    nikki
     
  15. lynchie

    lynchie Active Member

    come to WARWICK!!!!! Get drunk, meet random crazy people! I'll buy you a drink if i'm at all sober!!
     
  16. picju96

    picju96 Member

    Come to Warwick to do Biological Sciences, like me!
     
  17. ian perks

    ian perks Active Member

    Gresley Old Hall Band
    Our rep player FRAN BOWMAN is at birmingham school of music.:-D
    One of the best rep players in the 1st section midlands area
     
  18. BottyBurp

    BottyBurp Member

    nothing wrong with biological sciences! We've got a player at Langley who's at Bham Uni doing Quantum Physics! We help her out by filling in the gaps in her knowledge:rolleyes:
     
  19. backrowbloke

    backrowbloke Member

    Indeed I do :D
    We have a few ppl in band who would be more than willing to help with 'biological sciences' ;)

    Bottyburp - thought you'd forgotten all about us here on tMP!!!
     

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