Full Band for the Areas

Discussion in 'The Rehearsal Room' started by stevetrom, Feb 9, 2005.

  1. stevetrom

    stevetrom Well-Known Member

    How many bands have a FULL lineup already in place for the areas?

    We have just finalized (I think) our lineup with a whole 24 days to spare (oh my god is it really that close!) and from the look of the Recruitment corner and 4br many other bands are in a similar position.

    What are the most common problem seats?

    It appears to be front row cornets from my un-scientific browse around the vacancy listings.
  2. NAS

    NAS Member

    We've been in a stress since January as we were two down on the front row... fortunately all sorted now:-D.
  3. andyp

    andyp Active Member

    We're lucky to have a full team, but from speaking to other people recently troms (esp bass) are in short supply locally (North West).
    Not unusual, bass troms and percussionists tend to be hard(er?) to find in lower sections!
  4. Laserbeam bass

    Laserbeam bass Active Member

    Back row cornets, as the vacancy that I put up for a front row has been filled :wink:
  5. Big Fella

    Big Fella Member

    Full Band For Area

    We are fine...

    Had a change around on the Trombone section but all sorted weeks ago..

    I think we are one of the lucky band's......

    IYOUNG Member

    Second Horn and 1 back row to fill

    We have got though a cracking little sop player recently recruited!!

    Oh and his dad ain't bad on Trombone either!!!!!!!!!

  7. stevetrom

    stevetrom Well-Known Member

    so long as you don't ask him to play stupid solos from James Bond collection :eek:

    IYOUNG Member

    Blame it on the church and the fact that Man Utd were losing
  9. Flugelmahorn

    Flugelmahorn Member

    We have a full brass line up and I think we may even have the 6/7 perc players required for Rienzi but then again I could be mistaken. Backrow seats have required a bit of head scratching but we'll be right come Dundee....
  10. ScrapingtheBottom

    ScrapingtheBottom Active Member

    We should have a full line-up for the areas.
  11. HBB

    HBB Active Member

    We (maybe) just a bit dodgy for a eupho, but apart from that we're hunky-dorey.
  12. dyl

    dyl Active Member

    Despite being left well and truly in it after Christmas with players jumping ship along with some serious illnesses to three prominent members, we will have a full band at Swansea! Possibly a stronger band than before. :tup
  13. michellegarbutt

    michellegarbutt Supporting Member

    We had trouble filling the percussionist seats. I've just got the last player today and our contest is on the 27th of this month. We are lucky in that we have brass players aplenty at the moment. We are actually having to leave 6 players off the stand (3 3rd cornets, 1 2nd, a tenor horn and a baritone).
  14. hellraiser

    hellraiser Member

    I'm not too familiar with all the rules regarding points and so on but is it better to attend the area without a couple of players and get a poor result than not compete at all?
  15. ian perks

    ian perks Active Member

    100% near as damm it,ready and rearing to go in March on Comedy.

    We have got a 4 hour practise this Sunday,:)
    2 hour sectional with band spilt into 2 halfs from 2-4 then full band 4-6:clap:
    Every Sunday till Area at least 3 hours.:biggrin: :biggrin: :biggrin: :biggrin: ;) :) :D :biggrin:
    Bring it on
  16. stevetrom

    stevetrom Well-Known Member

    See you there !

    I would say see you in the bar but as we know there is no bar !!!!!! :mad:
  17. stevetrom

    stevetrom Well-Known Member

    I would say go if there is any way you can play the piece with the players you have.

    If you don't go you may well lose even more players to bands that are contesting.

    Also, as far as i understand, if yo don't play you are automatically given a result of last + 1, if you go you neve know what result you might get - and judging by some of the reults that happen you might even get a nice surprise :)
  18. ian perks

    ian perks Active Member

    You are right it will be the pub just down the road from the Town Hall.
    Its there bussiest time of the year for them i think anyway they serve real ales:biggrin: :clap:
    some good stuff at that to.
    We wish the Area could be moved from Burton-On Trent to a better place and venue with better refreshments etc.
    We are only 15 mins away from the venue thats the only good thing about it;)
    De Montford Hall, or Royal Albert Hall Nottingham, Assembley Rooms Derby.:D
    But you cant see that going to happen as it will cost to much:mad:

    Ian Perks
    Gresley Band
  19. DublinBass

    DublinBass Supporting Member

    I think as far as brass goes we are set. Unfortunately we only have either 2 or 3 percussionist out of the required 6 for Rienzi.
  20. HBB

    HBB Active Member

    6 percussion are required for Rienzi :eek: