preston contest 2004 (part II)

Discussion in 'The Rehearsal Room' started by bruceg, Jan 9, 2004.

  1. bruceg

    bruceg Active Member

    I guess I'll have to retract my original rant which was based on the naive assumption that these were national rules that I was quoting :oops:

    You live and learn...
  2. horn1

    horn1 Member

    Having always played in the North West I didn't think there was any variation in this rule. I've never heard of anywhere before that let you borrow players from sections above. It is a shame if this rule stops you from coming down to compete though!
  3. twm_trombone

    twm_trombone Member

    Well i used to play in the North Wales region, and they've only started to introduce the borrowing of 3rd section players to a 4th section band. Apart from this you are only allowed to borrow from the same section or the ones below. (in that perticular region)
  4. Borfeo

    Borfeo Member

    In Scotland it's all a bit different (Just the kind of people we are). I think that the reason we're allowed to bring higher section players in is because down in the lower sections, the bands are so spread out that playing guests from your own section or below is nigh on impossible. For example, the band I take is the only competing 4th section band around, meaning that if we used the North West rules, we'd be stuck at most contests. I don't think it's a problem really, and I'm pretty sure no scottish bands abuse the rules too much. Just one of those things I guess.

    How is BT getting on....bound to be a new band from when Neil and me left. Good memories though :wink:
  5. cornetgirl

    cornetgirl Active Member

    Well, as VC isn't driving it looks like I will be - well, as far as the bandroom anyhow! Looking forward to it tho!

    Rach x
  6. lynchie

    lynchie Active Member

    Well, after all that excitement, it looks as though me and the other flixtonites will not be attending the preston contest after all. So anyone who is owed a pint will have to wait just a little bit longer!
  7. rickcowens

    rickcowens Member

    anyone got a list ov competing bands?
  8. lynchie

    lynchie Active Member

    from what i heard i think they've only just finished getting entries in so i'm sure a list will be coming soon...
  9. :-D

    i dont care who goes as long as my band win! :D
  10. bigmamabadger

    bigmamabadger Active Member

    BigMamaBadger will be at Preston

    Depending on how well/badly the band does, I may well remain in disguise. Or I might wear my fairy godbadger wings....

    cya soon
  11. cornetgirl

    cornetgirl Active Member

    YAY! Preston + BMB = fun!

    Wear your wings BMB...please!!!

    Rach x
  12. bigmamabadger

    bigmamabadger Active Member

    Alright, purple spangly wings it is. They'll go lovely with our lairy blue jackets....

    Sadly I'm not as good as my brother at keeping bars open, being a bit of a wuss... :oops:

    However I am playing timps instead of horn; I hit them for the first time in my life last night. Are timps good for anger management or what!?!!? :twisted: :twisted:

  13. Lauradoll

    Lauradoll Active Member

    Fine and dandy! Plodding along. Still with MF wagging away! Pete Shaw's just come back on top man as well. You should get your behind down here for a weekend of mayhem. Think the last time I saw you was in the bar at the Carnegie in May last year. I'd had a few as well! :guiness

    Get it sorted lad!!!!
  14. so who's going then?
    i aint playin, but probably taking part in the pint-glass lifting competition in the bar :guiness
  15. NAS

    NAS Member

    Im there with Rainford in 2nd section :) .
  16. skweeky

    skweeky Member

    im playin sop for blackpool 2nd section :D who else is in the 2nd section playing at preston??????
  17. rickcowens

    rickcowens Member

    im there with Hebden bridge in the 2nd section (1st contest in the 2nd section for hebden bridge for over 20 years!!!!) should be fun :) :guiness
  18. rickcowens

    rickcowens Member

    any champ section band gonna attempt to play harrison's dream by peter graham or concerto no. 1 for brass band by derek bourgeois at preston??? there my 2 fave test pieces by miles!!!!!! :)
  19. sparkling_quavers

    sparkling_quavers Active Member

    It is tMP's policy not to reveal what pieces bands are playing at own-choice contests. Remember you never know who is reading it!

  20. Lauradoll

    Lauradoll Active Member

    BT are going, I think Wire Brass are going too. Only 8 days to go peeps!!!!