How long is your christmas break?

Discussion in 'The Rehearsal Room' started by IYOUNG, Dec 16, 2004.


    IYOUNG Member

    Two bands i'm involved are at the opposite end of the break spectrum

    One finishes this Saturday 18th December 2005 and doesn't return till Sunday 9th January 2005 the other finishes Thursday 23rd December and is back on Monday 3rd January 2005

    what about you?
  2. PeterBale

    PeterBale Moderator Staff Member

    To some extent it depends on how you define the term "Christmas break": we have had no rehearsals as all in December, but that's because we are busy with various engagements, both weekdays and weekends, including Christmas Eve and Christmas morning. As far as i know our first rehearsal back will be January 6th.
  3. geordiecolin

    geordiecolin Active Member

    Last xmas gig on the 24th Dec, first rehearsal back 3rd Jan. We've finished rehearsals til then but have busy schedule. I think the early date for CISWO has influenced the early return date.
  4. tubafran

    tubafran Active Member

    Our last Christmas job will be the 20th and we will restart Wednesday 5th January. Should be a rehearsal on the 22nd but after all the jobs a break wont go amiss, plus don't think there will be many there for that one anyway.

    IYOUNG Member

    Good to hear some one else back on Bank Holiday Monday 3rd Jan.....I was getting worried I was a slave driver....
  6. GJG

    GJG Well-Known Member

    "How long is your Christmas break?"

    [Puts MD's official hat on:] "Far too long!"

    [Takes hat off:] "Not long enough!"

    Actually, we did our last Christmas gig yesterday; our normal rehearsal nights are Monday/Friday, but this Friday is the official Band Christmas P***-up (sorry, Dinner), and we won't be rehearsing after that until Friday 7th Jan. (a few people will be out carolling in the High Street this Sat., but, otherwise we've finished.)

    On the other hand, I do know some local bands that are rehearsing during the week between Christmas & New Year because of the Butlins (?) Contest ...
  7. ian perks

    ian perks Active Member

    We break up next Tuesday 21st:-( :mad: :cry: :evil: and go back on 4th January:-D :guiness :terrier :woo
    I wish we could have broke up on the 23rd as it is a Band practise night.But you have to go with the flow of the band.
    Then it will be eyes down for Butlins and Area:) :D :cool: :-D
  8. TuTuKu

    TuTuKu Active Member

  9. brasscrest

    brasscrest Active Member

    No rehearsals after our big Christmas gig on 5 Dec, back again on 3 Jan. We normally have a radio broadcast performance on 24 Dec, but its been cancelled this year.
  10. yonhee

    yonhee Active Member

    Christmas break,what christmas break?!? :p :-? ;) No we do hav one kinda dunno when it is tho lsat year we just finished on the last rehearsal before xmas exept the 1 on xmas eve then i think we went back soon after.Can't really remember way to long ago.
  11. euphfanhan

    euphfanhan Member

    With one of the bands our breack was from the 5th Dec when we had a concert, to the 22nd Jan, but we have a rehearsal on the 8th as we're on a residential on the 22nd. With the other band...don't have a clue, but it's not long enough!
  12. BbBill

    BbBill Supporting Member

    We're going the opposite way and having extra!!! :shock:

    Craig Anderson, who we've been very lucky in him having helped us out over the summer with contests, has offered to come down to the town in between Xmas and New Year for extra practices for Tam and do lessons for the kids!

    Tues: kids lessons, practice at night, Weds: sectionals, Thurs: lessons and practice at night!!

    Not really bothered, it'll do us the world of good having somebody digging the parts out at practices and giving some much needed lessons! We've our annual solo competion early Jan, so he'll be sorting the wee 1s out for that and prob the areas will be upon us in no time, just where is the time going.....!
  13. pegleg

    pegleg Member

    Groups all during December, with the last group on Wednesday, Dec. 22nd at City Hall; rehearsals start Jan. 10th.
  14. aimee_euph

    aimee_euph Member

    my youth band have their last annual christmas concert on Friday...then our first rehearsal back is a 2day course on the 8th&9th January for Preston in Feb.

    As for Rainford.....god knows. *can you let me know neil please?*
  15. Andy Moore

    Andy Moore Member

    Yeah, that about youth band.

    Haydock ... who knows ... finish on Sunday, Probably start back sometime ... in ... January?
  16. Ffion Flugel

    Ffion Flugel Member

    My band seems to be more disorganised than most - the few who turn up on Monday next week will probably decide when the next rehearsal is. We specialise in just-in-time-management, but it doesn't always work.

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