Hello, and Happy Christmas

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by Short Bore, Dec 24, 2014.

  1. Short Bore

    Short Bore New Member

    Just returned to playing after a break of around 5 and a half years.

    Was a front row cornet player in Boscombe Band (SA) up until mid 2009, then work commitments became ever increasing.

    Cornet was put away and pretty much forgotten about. Recently I've moved job and this has freed up time, so decided to have a tootle, and released how much I enjoyed it. Before the break it was becoming a bit of a routine.

    Other than loss of stamina, I was very surprised how easy it felt. Fingers have slowed up a little, so will be looking to get back into shape in all departments.

    So a new mouthpiece was purchased and Arban has been dug out. Aim for the new year is to regain lip strength then look for a non SA band to join. Miss the crack, and also the musicality of playing in an ensemble.

    Anyway hello, and look forward to contributing to the forum.

  2. 2nd tenor

    2nd tenor Active Member

    A very quick reply - should be doing something else.

    Welcome back.

    This link / map will help you find a band in your area. : http://brassbandresults.co.uk/map/

    Good luck 2T
  3. stevetrom

    stevetrom Well-Known Member

    So you knew Ged Whit?

    get back playing and enjoy it
  4. Short Bore

    Short Bore New Member


    Yes, sat next to Ged for a few years, then he moved onto Flugel. Miss him greatly, as we had a lot in common other than playing.

    Also good buddies with his 2 lads.

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