Brass The Baton

Discussion in 'The Rehearsal Room' started by ploughboy, Feb 24, 2012.

  1. ploughboy

    ploughboy Active Member

    How many folk are involved in this so far?

    I've just been reading through the website, what a great idea, fun to pass a Baton from band to band round the country, and use it in a concert.

    A new piece of music has also been commissioned to be performed, seems like quite a well thought out concept to me, lets hope there's enough bands getting behind it.

    As a conductor and percussionist though, I was slightly amazed to read this line on the synopsis to the new piece "The most important part is the drum kit part as this keeps the performance in time" - I'm sure that's the conductors job!!

    Still, who else is taking part??
  2. GJG

    GJG Well-Known Member

  3. ploughboy

    ploughboy Active Member

    I do indeed (without even clicking the link!) . . however, Are Egham involved Gareth?
  4. James Yelland

    James Yelland Active Member

    Would things become clearer if I told you that the composer of the new piece is one Mr P. Lovatt-Cooper?
  5. ploughboy

    ploughboy Active Member

    I knew that Jim :) Are we to assume he wrote the synopsis too? Perhaps that's what happens at Dyke - the boys at the back keep everything in time and Dr. Nick just counts them in . . . . ;)
  6. GJG

    GJG Well-Known Member

    TBH, I hadn't heard about it prior to your post. I'll mention it to the Band Sec. at tonight's rehearsal.
  7. ploughboy

    ploughboy Active Member

    I wonder how many bands are in the same boat? more communication needed. . .
  8. Backrowdiva

    Backrowdiva Member

  9. ploughboy

    ploughboy Active Member

    I'm sure you'll find percussionists make the best conductors ;)
  10. LynneW

    LynneW Member

  11. FlugelD

    FlugelD Member

    OK, lets wire one up to the mains and find out.... ;)
  12. ploughboy

    ploughboy Active Member

    Nope, but the more bands that get involved the less distance there will be. . . I'm sure the organisers are trying to organise the routes so it's easiest for everyone. We;ve been allocated the Black baton and if you look at the other members in our group (sadly only 5 so far) they're all Yorkshire ish bands. . .