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Discussion in 'The Rehearsal Room' started by Euphonium Boy Ben, Oct 22, 2006.

  1. Euphonium Boy Ben

    Euphonium Boy Ben New Member

    What subject/pieces would you choose if you entered your band into the 'Entertainment' section? Intrested what people would choose!

    I would choose, Film music:
    Parade of the Charioteers
    For the Love of a Princess
    Soul Bossa Nova!
    Over the Rainbow
    Born Free
  2. Vickitorious

    Vickitorious Active Member

    I'd choose a variety of different types:

    Cheesy opener
    Cheesy Classical
    Really nice slow piece
    A piece to impress
    And a bouncey finisher :)

    Sticking with the 'cheese' theme it seems :rolleyes:
  3. 1alexm

    1alexm Member

    pieces that get super duper fast at the end like Farandole
    and ones which involve a bit of acting
    Last edited: Oct 22, 2006
  4. Bass Man

    Bass Man Active Member

    I'm not sure if I would stick to a set theme but my entertainment programme would be:

    - Olympic Fanfare and Theme
    - Tuba Solo: Czardas
    - In Perfect Peace
    - Mephistopheles
    - March: Pines of Rome
    - Toccata in D Minor
  5. ian perks

    ian perks Active Member

    Dynasty(TV Theme Music)
    Festive Overture
    Londonderry Air(Steve Roberts arrangement)
    Last Movement of Symnphony Of Marches.

    Done this a few years ago at Milton Keynnes Contest and the band i was with came 2nd in the old 2nd section behind Kidderminster Band
  6. Redhorn

    Redhorn New Member

    Dont forget a cheesy encore, vic, just to upset a certain tmp poster!!!;)
  7. Vickitorious

    Vickitorious Active Member

    Thats the bouncey finisher ;)
  8. WoodenFlugel

    WoodenFlugel Moderator Staff Member

    Obviously you need to pick a programme that shows off the playing strengths of the band, so if you have a good trombone section, then pick pieces that are trombone heavy. Also a good solo - doesn't matter whether its slow and emotional or fast and technical, provided the soloist and the band play it really well. I thought the programme we did at Bolsover pretty much played to our strengths - we have a very good trombone section, an excellent soloist in our principal cornet, and some good technitions around the stand, as well as a conductor who isn't scared to pull slower stuff about where needed. We played:

    Comedy Tonight (arr Smith)
    Nessun Dorma (arr Snell)
    Rockin' Trombones (Fernie)
    Mid All the Traffic (Ballentine)
    When the Saints (Freeh)
  9. andyp

    andyp Active Member

    My choice:

    Midwest March
    I'll Walk With God
    Old Man River (arr Freeh)
    Middle movt of "Dove Descending"
    Shine As The Light (or 4th movt Organ Symphony)

    Oh, and a top-6 band to play it!

    If we're doing it, something like:

    My Love Is Like A Red Red Rose
    Soul Bossa Nova
    Amazing Grace (arr. Himes)
    I Will Follow Him
    Gipsy Dream and Wedding Dance(?) from "Call of the Cossacks"
  10. matthetimp

    matthetimp Member

    A fanfare or a short piece (i.e. Fanfare of Daffodils or Devils Gallop)
    Solo (i.e. what ever solo you want to use)
    March (i.e. Contestor)
    Slow Piece (A liitle Prayer or the like)
    And a really entertaining piece to finsh (really cheesy but something like Goff Richards Can-Can or Farandole)

    Of course it is all depending on what band you have to work with isn't it?
  11. jim

    jim Member

    For ideas just look at some of the Flowers/Polysteel sets of the last 4-5 years since I have been there the sets have been on simerler lines.

    Russlan & Ludmilla
    Baso Continuo
    Indian Daybreak
    The incredibles
    Sighn of the swinging cymbal

    Fat Botomed girls
    Water of tyne
    Trom Concerto
    Barterd bride
    wonder women

    wats the betting the whole country starts doing hidden encore peicses know days!!
  12. If you ask me there is too much swing in this programme...
  13. WoodenFlugel

    WoodenFlugel Moderator Staff Member

    Hey don't 'dis the program just because you're not a swinger Steve...;)

    (although the swing version of Nessun Dorma was a bit of an oddity....;) )
  14. Chris Hicks

    Chris Hicks Member

    Just add that both these programmes won! :wink:

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