Official tMP West of England Regional 2008 thread

Discussion in 'The Adjudicators' Comments' started by Di, Feb 17, 2008.

  1. MattEarl

    MattEarl Member

    Huw, best of luck to you and the band on Saturday, Bream have sounded great for years and deserve to be out of the 4th section.

    Cheltenham are producing a good quality sounds and are all looking forward to Saturday, and like Bream some are also looking forward to putting the piece away!!!!
  2. QAD

    QAD Member

    Good luck Matt,
    If this piece has been buzzing around your head then you have my deepest sympathies.
    Looking forward to a good day at the seaside.
    Best of luck Cheltenham,
  3. Chunky

    Chunky Active Member

    Good luck to all at Bream from your Norfolk fan club!
  4. tinytimp

    tinytimp Member

    Don't worry Tim here's a lonely Welsh girl to keep you company! I'm quite looking forward to the weekend and competing in the West of England for the first time. Although I may get confused seeing as I'd only just managed to keep up with the Welsh politics before moving down here!

    At least preparation for Festival Music hasn't had me quaking in my boots, the only problem will be staying awake until the third movement!

    Good luck to all competing, I'm hoping to come and listen to some of the other sections on Saturday - after the Wales game of course! :D
  5. davethehorny

    davethehorny Member

    Huw - understand your thoughts but we had to ensure that the Third Section had more bands in it. Each year a band seems to disappear from the Third Section, or merge prior to being relegated from the Second Section, and so the numbers get less each year.

    The rules do not allow us to promote more bands to resolve the issue but they do allow us to not relegate and this was the chosen route. It could turn out to be a problem for a band finishing in the bottom two - they could face certain relegation after next years contest if they do not finish in the top two or three in 2009.

    We do however look forward to having three Forest bands in the Third Section in 2009, assuming either Pillowell or Drybrook don't get promoted by some miracle. Statistically unlikely but who knows!

    Best of luck on Saturday to all at Bream - although I am sue you don't need it.
  6. Sop_Or_Bass?

    Sop_Or_Bass? Member

    I want to cry... but the test piece preparation is going well as Huw posted earlier. We just need to make it all happen on the day...

    Looking forward to the contest, the beer, and meeting up with friends afterwards. Not staying in Torquay this year (coach there and back on Saturday) so won't be able to hear many bands :-(

    Hopefully see ya there and best of luck to all the Forest bands

  7. meandmycornet

    meandmycornet Active Member

    Wahey! Only a few days to go now! Two rehearsals left for Lympstone!

    Mr 4barsrest Man has got the runners and riders up already (well done that man!) find them all in the articles section of the website! Makes for interesting reading!

    Best of luck to everybody, hope you all have a fantastic weekend!

    Fi xx
  8. BassBlaster

    BassBlaster Member

    What a strong line up in the first section, nearly all the bands seem to have a chance!.
  9. vcbjet

    vcbjet Member

    Good luck to Verwood Concert Brass on Sunday, I hope u guys give em something to listen out to! Im afraid I will be stuck up in the Midlands so wont be able to support you on the day! All the best! JT
  10. Mesmerist

    Mesmerist Active Member

    Thanks James!
    Have to confess tempers are fraying and stress levels rising as the big day approaches...You should have heard the ticking off we had monday from the MD (and it was real anger). It was recorded but sadly Sally stopped it near the start of it... You know how you play away thinking this sounds quite good and then you hear the recording and cringe? ouch!
    Still we will give it our all and no one can say we have not worked our socks off to get that promotion. I wish everyone else good fortune and hope we all play well!:)
  11. Kiz7

    Kiz7 Member

    Hey, Matt!

    Has the pressure got to you and you backed out or is the listing of John Button as MD on 4bars rest a mistake?
  12. Kiz7

    Kiz7 Member

    Surely its not THAT bad that you want to cry Neil???
  13. Sop_Or_Bass?

    Sop_Or_Bass? Member

    No, only joking... :D
  14. rachael

    rachael Member

    Thanks jasper.........we miss you....hope your leg gets better soon. Torquay wont be the same without you this year.....who will do the french fighter pilot impression?!?! :wink: :grnsm

    Up the 'ead!!!
  15. The_Eighth_Dwarf

    The_Eighth_Dwarf New Member


    good luck Portshead! Looking forward to a few drinks with you all in the hotel on the evening! I'm sure you all still owe me a few pints!!!!!!!!!
  16. MattEarl

    MattEarl Member

    Can't get shot of me that easily, I guess 4BR had John from last year on their records; I'm on there now.

    As for the dark horse - no pressure!!! :confused:

    Looking forward to the day and am confident that the band are going to play well; one more rehearsal left!!
  17. Duracell

    Duracell New Member

    Matt - only one rehearsal???? but there's lots of days between now and Saturday!!!!

    And as for being a dark horse - we've known that for a long time....

    Good Luck Matt :tup
  18. MattEarl

    MattEarl Member

    Actually it's two rehearsals not one - we can't take anymore!!!

    I'm not quite sure what you are implying about my dark past?????

    Thanks :D
  19. Forest Gump

    Forest Gump Member

    The 4br predictions made intresting reading, don't know how they come there conclusions?, still best off luck to all of the bands taking part this weekend especially the forest bands.
  20. davethehorny

    davethehorny Member

    Matt - your dark past is well documented - remember the dress in Harrogate? A light green number if I remember rightly. Very you!

    As you are not sure what day it is or even how many rehersals there are left, I would suggest adrenaline has taken over- but don't worry I am sure there will be many 1000's on TMP's to witness your performance.

    No pressure then - best of luck from all at Drybrook.

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