How many marches did you manage during Whit Friday 2004?

Discussion in 'The Rehearsal Room' started by yr_epa, Jun 7, 2004.

  1. yr_epa

    yr_epa Member

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    We managed to do 10 marches on Tameside before moving on to Delph, but we were down as band number 74 in Delph (i think! so we didn't bother there!). As this was my first year in the Whit Friday marches I was wondering how many marches other bands were able to do? Could you have done anymore? Where was the biggest wait?
     
  2. ScrapingtheBottom

    ScrapingtheBottom Active Member

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    tMP did five - we got there pretty late and we had to have beer stops.
     
  3. Darth_Tuba

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    We managed 10 in Tameside plus Dobcross in Saddleworth, so 11 in total. Could have done the lot in Tameside I think if we hadn't gone up to Dob X, as that was by far the longest wait (was about 2 hours between getting on the bus at the contest before and getting on the buss after DobX). Was worth doing though to stop and have a hotdog and a rest!
     
  4. asteria

    asteria Member

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    14, all the ones in tameside!

    It's not surprising i have sore feet! :shock:
     
  5. Trog's

    Trog's Member

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    I helped Longridge out on Friday, and did 12.....Which was always gona hurt in the morning!!!!
     
  6. AndyCat

    AndyCat Active Member

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    14, 11 in Tameside and 3 in Saddleworth wth Fodens.
     
  7. Dave Euph

    Dave Euph Member

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    Too right! :D
     
  8. davidsait

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    We did 6 in Saddleworth, at a fairly relaxed pace, and were the last band on at Delph.

    The biggest wait for us is usually at Uppermill (we've done the same route for the past 3 years now), but this year it was at Dobcross.
     
  9. satchmo shaz

    satchmo shaz Active Member

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    we did seven with Rolls Royce Derby band :wink:
     
  10. SBB

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    Silk Brass did 10, should of really done 14 though, seeing as we got £25 for being the 1st band on at Hattersley at 4:00!!! Just got lagged up at a couple of contest, like many other people I suppose!

    :lol: :lol:
     
  11. aimee_euph

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    Rainford did 6, and we were the 2nd to last band on at Dobcross, dobcross was our longest wait, as we had to wait over an hour to play. everywhere else was quick, like 15 - 30 mins. Delph was quite fast compared to recent years.
     
  12. Dawnys_flug

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    We did 6. Could of done more if we hadn't got lost on Saddleworth moor for around 40 mins! Good job we had plenty of supplies on the bus!! :D :wink:
     
  13. HBB

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    We did 8 .... and finished before midnight!! Result! :D
     
  14. stotty74

    stotty74 Member

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    We managed 13 - 12 in Tameside and 1 in Saddleworth. The longest we had to wait was 3 bands. Most of them were straight off the bus and playing. Tired but great night :D
     
  15. markyboy

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    Pennine managed 8, it was pretty busy early on. (This was in Saddleworth).


    Hats off to BT managing 14!
    We managed 11 last year in Tameside. It could be said that the Tameside venues are not quite as glamorous as the Saddleworth ones (no offence) but at the end of the day its about winning prizes and the more you do the more chance you have!
     
  16. Big Twigge

    Big Twigge Active Member

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    Apparently the plan for BOC was 12 originally....then 9.....I think we managed 6 in the end.
     
  17. Ali

    Ali Member

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    We got around ten over all. Our longest waits were at Dobcross and Lydgate. After that it was pretty plain sailing for us.
     
  18. Blagger

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    We only got 4 in :?
    Big hold up a Grotton and were quite late starting
    Good night though .......finished at Denshaw :guiness :wink:
     
  19. Owen

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    I was helping Skelmanthorpe and we got round 10 in Tameside, and as some have said, we got straight off the bus and played at about half of those. Longest wait was Stalybridge where we had to wait for 3 bands.

    Had a great evening - thanks to Skelmanthorpe for the invite to help out!
     
  20. Pythagoras

    Pythagoras Active Member

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    6 all in Saddleworth. Biggest hold up was our euph player leaving his glasses at Friezland and not realising till Scouthead. Is Tameside a lot quicker, as the bands that played there seem to have done more.
     
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