Fantasy Band

Discussion in 'The Rehearsal Room' started by Smalley, Mar 7, 2011.

  1. Smalley

    Smalley New Member


    Not sure if this has been done before but who would be in your fantasy band, made up of players currently playing in contesting bands
  2. animal.22

    animal.22 Member

    Not sure who would be in it BUT the drummer would NEVER be told to play quieter :biggrin:
  3. eflatbass

    eflatbass Supporting Member

    Gosh; it would be a tall order to name a whole band, but I will kick off with my choice of principal cornet, and that would have to be Richard Marshall.

    I will leave others to fill in the remaining places.

  4. Bass Section - Eb's- Joe Cook (Dyke) and Simon Howell (Cory)- BBb's Matt Routley (dyke) and Frazer Bish (Cory). What a section!
  5. ian perks

    ian perks Active Member

    Solo Euph David Childs
  6. simonium

    simonium Member

    BBb - Derek Jackson
    Euphoniums - Morgan Griffiths and Lyndon Baglin
    Soprano - Alan Wycherley

  7. JamesFountain94

    JamesFountain94 New Member

    Soprano-Paul Duffy/Bert Van Thienen
    Principal cornet-Richard Marshall
    Principal Horn-Owen Farr
    Principal baritone-Katrina Marzella
    Principal Trombone-Chris Jeans
    Principal Euph-David Childs
    Basses-Les Neish Joe Cook Matt Routley Mike Smith
  8. eflatbass

    eflatbass Supporting Member


    How modest of you not to have included yourself!

  9. GJG

    GJG Well-Known Member

    He'll still be in trouble for not putting his dad on sop. ... ;)
  10. Space Cowboy

    Space Cowboy Member

    Solo Trom - Charlize Theron
    2nd trom - Me
    Bass Trom - Angelina Jolie

    Now that's my fantasy trom section.

    Sorry darling I've got band every night this week and loads of sectionals. ;-)
  11. simonium

    simonium Member

    I like the fact that vast majority of players picked so far are from the modern era. Does this the consensus is that previous generations aren't as revered?
  12. GJG

    GJG Well-Known Member

    ... or is it because the OP specified "... your fantasy band, made up of players currently playing in contesting bands" ... ?
  13. simonium

    simonium Member


    I think I'll leave now. Oops.
  14. simonium

    simonium Member

    Well, at least Alan Wycherley is still playing.
  15. eflatbass

    eflatbass Supporting Member

    Come back, Simon. We need some Cornish representation.
  16. simonium

    simonium Member

    I think if I had actually read all of the words in the original post I might have saved myself from putting my foot in it!
  17. garsop_2000

    garsop_2000 Member

    I like your thinking Space cowboy [​IMG]

    My personal own choices would be as follows

    Conductor Prof David King

    Soprano - Kevin Crockford
    Principal Cornet - Ian Williams (ex Cory)
    2nd man - Roger Webster
    3rd man - Alan Morrison
    4th man - Richard Marshall
    Rep - Kirsty Abbots
    2nd Cornet - Brian Taylor & Tom Hutchison
    3rd Cornet - Stuart Linguard & Laura Hirst
    Flugel - Iwan Williams (Ex Yorkshire Building Society)
    Solo horn - Sandy Smith
    1st horn - Owen Farr
    2nd horn - William Rushworth
    1st Baritone - Bob Blackburn
    2nd Baritone - Gareth Brindle
    Solo Euph - Michael Dodd
    2nd Euph - David Thornton
    Solo Trombone - Nick Hudson
    2nd Trombone - Brett Baker
    Bass Trombone - Mark Frost
    BBb Basses - Simon Gresswell & Dean Morley
    EEb Basses - Shawn Crowther & Les Neish
    Percussion - Lee Skipsey, PLC, Simone Rebello, Richard Clough, Alun Horgan
  18. Mello

    Mello Member

    There was a Fantasy Band created by 4Barsrest made up of players (dead or alive ) which made very interesting reading and well worth looking up.
    I recall that even J B Arban was included,

    Enjoy & compare.
  19. marksmith

    marksmith Active Member

    Just a thought for an adaption of this thread (and a little more mileage), why not a fantasy band for each Area?
    This could again be stretched, to each section of each Area. (Just thinking aloud!)
    Quite a test of knowledge of who's around your patch.
  20. Anno Draconis

    Anno Draconis Well-Known Member

    Genius :biggrin:

    I'm thinking a cornet section comprising 9 of the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders, with me on bottom 3rd cornet ;)
    Was talking about this sort of thing earlier, funnily enough, and querying why every time there is this sort of "fantasy band", soloists are nominated for every seat? There are specific skills require to be a 2nd euph, or bumper up, or 2nd horn, or bottom 3rd cornet in a really good band. These are different to the skills needed for end chairs, yet end chair players are nominated for every seat.

    It's a bit like nominating 11 strikers for a fantasy football team. Might be more interesting to start picking players in "supporting" seats at the top bands - tougher, too, because these players have a lower profile simply because of the nature of their seats.

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