French Open Brass Band Championships

Discussion in 'The Adjudicators' Comments' started by Chunky, Mar 29, 2006.

  1. Chunky

    Chunky Active Member

    Looking for some contact info re the above contest. Appreciate its too late for this year but our MD is keen on doing it next.

    Can anybody point me in the right direction please? (For contacts, I have a map to get us to France!!)

  2. Steve

    Steve Active Member

    AAAB, 48 Rue Rabelais, 37400 Amboise, Loire, France, or Fred Rhodes Tel: +44 (0) 161 620 3199

    Would recommend Fred Rhodes as the first point of call as Im not sure what the deal with Courtois is since the changes of ownership recently.
  3. Chunky

    Chunky Active Member

    Thanks for this Steve!

    Take Care
  4. Bass Trumpet

    Bass Trumpet Active Member

    Cawston goes international! Hope the trip works out well for you. There's one snag, however. If you lot go to France and take my little sister, I'll have to look after that damn dog of hers :( !!!!!!!!!!!!

    Actually, the dog's lovely, just a bit of a handful!
    Last edited: Mar 30, 2006
  5. vonny

    vonny Member

    I think Middleton played in the French Open last year and by all accounts they had a brilliant time. I think it is great to travel whilst banding, not only playing but also listening...
    Chunky have you ever considered buying a one-way ticket because if you like it you can always stay there :rolleyes:
    Last edited: Mar 30, 2006
  6. Anno Draconis

    Anno Draconis Well-Known Member

    And we're going this year. :biggrin:
  7. Chunky

    Chunky Active Member

    After Germany last year the travel bug has got to us! And of course your little sister would want to come!

    As for Rachels dog being a handful they do say the dog takes on the characteristics of the owner!
  8. MickM

    MickM Member

    Anyone know the full list of band's going to the French Open?

  9. TheMusicMan

    TheMusicMan tMP Founder Staff Member

    Jusy typing French Open on tMP will highligh said text, and when mouse overed - will show you additional details Mick. We don't have details of competing bands as yet - might be some research for some of our News reporters though... ;)
  10. Bob Sherunkle

    Bob Sherunkle Active Member

    I know that Aveley and Newham Band are taking part in the contest and performing in the Gala Concert.

    That is all I know however.
  11. JR

    JR Member

    ..I'll be taking Lockwood Brass in the second section - we had a great time last year and hope to do so again, this time with a few friend, tmp's "Brass Journo" amongst them!

    JOhn R
  12. tam-tam2

    tam-tam2 Member

    French Open

    Have beaten you there John, I have the feelers out for information on this year's competition...I'm waiting to hear back from a very reliable source. I went with Rogerstone a few years back and its a great contest....Amboise is a great place, just don't get caught the wrong side of the Loire after 12!! Le shaker is the place to be!!
  13. DublinBass

    DublinBass Supporting Member

    Great contest and for the concerts afterwards the locals are very receptive...all I recommend is you learn how to ask for a beer without head. It eludes me at the moment..."ohne Schaum" auf Deutsch..."non scume" en Italino...However I can't remember my French!!
  14. Graeme Hall

    Graeme Hall New Member

    French Open

    Altough Aveley and Newham Band are playing on the Saturday evening dont forget that Wingates are opening the event with a Concert on the Friday Night starting at 9:00 pm.
    Just to confuse everyone the French have also called this a Gala Concert?

    Good luck to every one on the day.

    To all the members of Aveley and Newham sorry Wingates can not come and join with you on the Saturday but we have another concert in Le Mans on the same evening.

    Last edited: Jun 1, 2006
  15. DeeTee

    DeeTee New Member

    sans tete?
  16. HBB

    HBB Active Member

    Oops - that was me on my mum's laptop - she'll kill me if she finds out!!
  17. Jan H

    Jan H Moderator Staff Member

    I'm not completely sure, but I think it's "Sans colle" (without collar)
    But why would you want that? a proper beer should have a 1 inch collar... :clap:
  18. DublinBass

    DublinBass Supporting Member

    The people at CAMRA wouldn't be very happy with you!
  19. Rob

    Rob Member

    Is 'collar' not 'collier'.......? Or has my dreadful French let me down??
  20. PeterBale

    PeterBale Moderator Staff Member

    "col" seulement, je croix.

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