How do you rehearse for the Europeans?

Discussion in 'The Rehearsal Room' started by BFN, May 24, 2004.

  1. BFN

    BFN Member

    Just wondering how you go about rehearsing for a two-tiered contest such as the Norwegian Nationals, or indeed the Europeans.

    Do you split the individulal reherasals, do one on Tuesdays and t'other on Fridays, or what? Just curious!
  2. DublinBass

    DublinBass Supporting Member

    When our band rehearses for the NABBA competition we usually spend the first hour of the rehearsal on our chosen piece(s) and the second hour on the test piece.

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  3. BFN

    BFN Member

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  4. Aidan

    Aidan Active Member

    2 weeks on test piece and 2 hours on own choice :D :lol:
  5. Cornetto

    Cornetto Member

    or you could just not bother til 5 days before... :s
  6. stripybananas

    stripybananas Member

    From what i can gather from a friend within the band, YBS didn't pull out music of the spheres until about 10-14 days before the event. Although the week before the contest they rehearsed virtually every night, and whilst they weren't on stage they were rehearsing virtualy solidly over the weekend. I heard at least one rehearsal went on into the wee hours! Thank God it paid off!
  7. Aidan

    Aidan Active Member

    haha maybe a bit exaggerated, we had the parts but didnt rehearse it until about 5 days before we left.
    I think band would have been slightly *beeped* off if we had been rehearsing into the small hours!!!! We had a rehearsal for the own choice after we came off-stage from the test piece.. and a gala concert rehearsal after we came off-stage from the own choice.
  8. tubaloopy

    tubaloopy Member

    Still enjoying it Nick? :D
  9. timps

    timps Member

    I think that proves what I said earlier and my post about ARE YBS THE BEST BAND EVER?!?!?!

    To start a piece 5 days before a major contest is some going and just goes to show what sort of players they have round the stand!!

    When I used to play in Flowers, we used to reherse the same piece for a major contest for at least 4 weeks!!! Then we still didn't get it right!!!!

    Lee Downie
    Ex-Percussionist Flowers Band