Hi Folks, With only a few days to go, the Pontins weekend is nearly upon us and we’ve been busy sorting out the nitty gritties for our two concert performances during this prestigious contest weekend. Firstly, can I take this opportunity to thank you all for volunteering your services on behalf of the MouthPiece.com band. For those who have played with us before you obviously know what it’s about and for those that haven’t - well, you’re in for a treat. As you can imagine organising this on the day is going to be very difficult, so it is important that we all meet at the correct venue at the times stated. It really would be appreciated if you can make every effort to adhere to these times. Seating arrangements and music programme will be sorted on the day. The details: Saturday 29th October: The MouthPiece.com Band will perform an hour’s concert in the FUN FACTORY BALLROOM. Start time: 7.30 p.m. Meeting/Set up time: 7.00 p.m. (by the stage) Rehearsal facility: Although we have a rehearsal facility allocated to us I do not at this time have any details. The original instruction from Frank Hodges was that I report to him on my arrival and the rehearsal room and times will be given to me. What I would suggest at this moment in time (or until you hear any different) is that we all arrange to meet outside by the entrance to the Fun Factory Ballroom at 2.00 p.m. to be given the above rehearsal information. -------------O------------- Sunday 30th October The MouthPiece.com Band will perform for 15-20 minutes at the conclusion of the Championship Section in the FUN FACTORY BALLROOM. We will be required to take the stage immediately after the last band has played. At the time of writing this I am unaware of any withdrawals in this section, but we must obviously take this eventuality into account. After last years event I would estimate that we would be playing at between 5.00 & 6.00 p.m. Again I would suggest that we meet in the vicinity of the Fun Factory Ballroom registration room between 3.00 - 4.00 p.m. This will give us plenty of time to get ourselves organised and allow for any withdrawals. Obviously we must not interfere or hinder any other bands preparing to take the stage. Rehearsal facility: I am hoping to arrange a separate rehearsal for the Sunday performance, but as yet I do not have any details to relay. Hopefully this can be sorted on the Saturday and the information can then be passed on. Another ‘blow’ is that we will probably have NO percussion facilities available to us for rehearsals - so our dear friends in the shed-building department could well be sight reading the whole performance! I'll try and rectify this problem if possible. Can I remind everyone that the tMP uniform will be your OWN BANDS STAGE UNIFORM. Could you also bring a music stand and a stand banner which will show the diversity of the bands taking part. If you have any further questions we will endeavour to answer them the best we can via this thread. Once again I would like to thank Ray Payne for allowing the 'supplied contest percussion' to be used by the tMP Band and a special thank you to Frank Hodges for his assistance in helping us with all the arrangements. Many thanks The tMP Team.