Regional All Star Band

Discussion in 'The Rehearsal Room' started by snazzy_cornet_sound, Jun 27, 2008.

  1. snazzy_cornet_sound

    snazzy_cornet_sound Member

    If you had to pick the best players in your Region for a band who would you choose? here is my choice based on players I have heard

    Region - West Of England

    Sop - Les Kneebone
    Principal Cornet - Chris Howley
    Solo Cornets - Kayleigh Rowe, Ian Thomas, Kevin Darby
    Rep - Kelvin Retallack
    2nd Cornets - Chris Leonard, Richard Selvidge
    3rd Cornets - Andrew Jayer,
    Flugel - Andrew Mitchell
    Solo Horn - Mark Letcher
    1st Horn - Vikki Reynolds
    2nd Horn - Sarah Whitehead
    Solo Baritone - Gavin Knowles
    2nd Baritone - Terry Sleeman
    Principal Euph - Rob Jose
    2nd Euph - Kevin Mackenzie or Steve Osborne
    Solo Trom - Nick Hudson
    2nd Trom - Barry Buist
    Bass Trom - Remus Sawyerr
    Ebb Basses - Timmy Joslin, Shaun Woodland
    Bbb Basses - James Sturgess, Kevin Bragg
    Percussion - Mark Arnold, Derek Johnson, Jeremy Taylor

    What would be your choice for your area?
  2. Masterblaster jnr

    Masterblaster jnr Active Member

    Difficult one because i haven't too many top bands.

    Region - Yorkshire

    MD- Nick Childs

    Sop - Peter Roberts
    Principal Cornet - Richard Marshall
    Solo Cornets - Alan Morrison, Rob Westacott, Stephanie Barrett
    Rep - Joe Murray
    2nd Cornets - Tom Hutchinson, Lee Rigg
    3rd Cornets - Jamie Cooper, Richard Larder
    Flugel - Alex Kerwin
    Solo Horn - Sandy Smith
    1st Horn - Kate Eggleshaw
    2nd Horn - Arfon Owen
    Solo Baritone - Gareth Brindle
    2nd Baritone - Leigh Baker
    Principal Euph - David Thornton
    2nd Euph - Mike Kilroy
    Solo Trom - Brett Baker
    2nd Trom - Paul Woodward
    Bass Trom - Adrian Hirst
    Ebb Basses - Joseph Cook, Martin Oke
    Bbb Basses - Simon Gresswell, Gary Proctor
    Percussion - Paul Lovatt Cooper, Lee Skipsey, Nathan Mills, Ben Croombs
  3. joker66

    joker66 Member

    Although I haven't played in the S West for many years I would have thought A Jayer should be sat higher up the row than 3rd cornet. Also Andrew Rice must be a contender for Bass Trom!
  4. Chris Hicks

    Chris Hicks Member

    Or james case

    And also Andy Hicks would certainly be in there on euph!
  5. Region: My head

    Sop - Sop 123 (in a toga)
    Principal - Rent boy (can he handle it?)
    Bumper - DM babe (watch out ginger)
    3rd man down - 2nd man down
    4th man - Miss Repiano
    Rep - flugelman (for old times sake)
    2nd cornet - Richard Marshall :D
    3rd cornet - Alan Morrison :D
    Flugel - Wendy Messy (who else)
    Solo Horn - Anita Morrison (for some razz and to laugh at Alan)
    1st Horn - Emziesonic
    2nd Horn - Dyl and MBJ (on same chair)
    1st Bari - Lucky Beaver
    2nd Bari - Killer (not so lucky beaver)
    Solo Euph - Agent Orange (I like fruits)
    2nd Euph - David Thornton (I like toffee)
    Solo Trom - Hells Bonio
    2nd trom - Rob69
    Bass Trom - Moomin Dave (on the pea shooter)
    EEb's - Wilky, Mikey and Stella
    BBb's - Chunky, Shirty and Cue ball
    Percussion - Bernice, Wee Timperista and Shaggy (welcome home son)

    MD Peter Pan or on Sat evenings Dame Edna
  6. sop 1

    sop 1 Member

    south wales
    re:west of england,Chris Lewis of Polysteel for rep,absolutely amazing player.good enough for the end even,i know, iv played sop next to him a couple of for the yorkshire band surely Roger Webster on the end,simply the best!
    i'll post my wales band 2mo after iv had a think about it (dont want to upset anyone ;) )
  7. Chris Hicks

    Chris Hicks Member


  8. sop 1

    sop 1 Member

    south wales
    thank u! lol
  9. MissRepiano

    MissRepiano New Member

    Torrington, Devon
    4th?!?! I'm fourth man down?! Well, I suppose I should think myself privelaged to be on the list at all! :tongue:
  10. Mr Piggy

    Mr Piggy New Member

    Tom Hutchinson should be higher than 2nd cornet. After all, his fame has already spread to Canada (just ask Cornet Clive).
  11. Masterblaster jnr

    Masterblaster jnr Active Member

    Sorry if this comes across a bit 'slaggy offy' or anything but Mr Piggy, this is an opinion of my own.

    Anyway, how come there is such a fetish over Tom Hutchinson at the moment, does Cornet Clive/Mr Piggy know he's doing something exciting. I'm on the edge of my seat.

    Oh, that's because i can't fit on it because it's small.

    :eek: how big is that chair! i don't know about dyl's size but.........:redface:
  12. crabby patty

    crabby patty New Member

    You should be on the edge of your seat. I saw Thomas playing for the YYBB and he was fantastic, I met him afterwards too and he was a lovely lad, he was more than happy to let me and my wife buy him a few alcoholic beverages! Unfortunatly i dont know too many names in banding, so i cant make a list of my fantasy band, but Tommy would definatly be on the front row at least.
  13. pixie

    pixie New Member

    North East
    I agree, Tom's a brilliant player and such a friendly lad to boot. He's cementing a reputation for himself as a solid player without the need to brag or boast.. the mark of true class, and perhaps something that other 'up and coming' players should take note of.

    So, MBJ, perhaps you should take another look as to how small that seat actually is.
  14. Matt the Shed

    Matt the Shed Member

    Region - London and Southern Counties

    MD - Vacant

    Sop - Vacant
    Principal Cornet - Vacant
    Solo Cornets - Vacant, Vacant, Vacant
    Rep - Vacant
    2nd Cornets - Vacant, Vacant
    3rd Cornets - Vacant, Vacant
    Flugel - Vacant
    Solo Horn - Vacant
    1st Horn - Vacant
    2nd Horn - Vacant
    Solo Baritone - Vacant
    2nd Baritone - Vacant
    Principal Euph - Vacant
    2nd Euph - Vacant
    Solo Trom - Vacant
    2nd Trom - Vacant
    Bass Trom - Vacant
    Ebb Basses - Vacant, Vacant
    Bbb Basses - Vacant, Vacant
    Percussion - Vacant, Vacant, Vacant, Vacant

    ...but at least we have a sense of humour!
  15. jim

    jim Member

    For the west of england here go's:

    Sop - Mark Pye (Woodfalls)
    Principal Cornet - Chris Howley (PolySteel)
    Solo Cornets - Mark Leigh (Camborne)
    Kevin Darby (Woodfalls)
    Ian Thomas (Mount Charles)
    Rep - Chris Lewis (PolySteel)
    2nd Cornets - Aaron Harvey (St Austal)
    Kayleigh Rowe (Camborne)
    3rd Cornets - Kelvin Retalick (St Keverne)
    Jo Rowe (St Dennis)
    Flugel - Danny Winder (PolySteel)
    Solo Horn - Phil Randel (Bounmouth Concert)
    1st Horn - Vicki Reynolds (PolySteel)
    2nd Horn - Mark Letcher (Camborne)
    Solo Baritone - Terry Sleeman (Mount Charles)
    2nd Baritone - Carolyn Chandler (PolySteel)
    Principal Euph - Rob Jose (Camborne)
    2nd Euph - Andy Hicks (PolySteel)
    Solo Trom - Nick Hudson (PolySteel)
    2nd Trom - Scott Stewart (Woodfalls)
    Bass Trom - James Case (PolySteel)
    Ebb Basses - Cathy Simmons (Polysteel)
    Timmy Joslin (Camborne)
    Bbb Basses - Tony Nash (Sunlife)
    Adrian Davis (Woodfalls)
    Percussion - Steve Jones (PolySteel)
    Jeremy Taylor (Camborne)
    Paul Willimas (Woodfalls)
    Mark Arnold (Bugle)

    Ok Tony Nash isnt really playing but one of the finest Bb bass players of all time deserves a mention.
  16. Aidan

    Aidan Active Member

    Bergen, Norway
    Steph plays with Leyland in the Northwest.
  17. ian perks

    ian perks Active Member

    West Midlands
    If i had to pick my regional band i would pick the players with the band i play for and our conductor:tup
  18. Bones

    Bones Member


    Thanks for getting into the spirit of the thread Ian.....
  19. 3rdBaritone

    3rdBaritone New Member

    1st post, based on what i have heard at recent concerts and events:

    Region: London & Southern

    Soprano: Robert Dominguee (Clacton)

    Solo Cornet: Phil Cobb (Hendon SA), Gavin Hall (Aveley), Ralph Brill (Redbridge), Richard Straker (Guildford)

    Rep: Bob Osbourne (Aveley)

    2nd: Tim Hammond (WGC), Lauren Cave (Thundersley)

    3rd: Chris Storey (Beacontree), Nick Garman (Redbridge)

    Flugel: Steve Drury (ex Dyke, lives in Essex)

    Solo Horn: Dave Howell (Clacton)

    1st Horn: Trevor Foster (Aveley)

    2nd Horn: Nigel Steven (Guildford)

    1st Bari: Lauren Petriz Watts (Alliance)

    2nd Bari: Stephen Kane (Aveley)

    1st Trom: Chris Gomersall (Aveley)

    2nd Trom: Ben Jones (Aveley)

    Bass Trom: Adam Gregory (Guildford)

    Euph: Derick Kane (Aveley), Andrew Porter (Friary)

    Eb BassL Chris Bearman (Clacton), Robin Norman (Ips)
    Bb Bass: Mark Parfitt and Mike Poyser (both Zone 1)

    Percussion: The Redbridge team

    Conducter: Dr Cobb (ISB)
  20. Steve S

    Steve S New Member

    From Sotland you could have.
    Sop- Scott Forrest
    Principal- Dave Prentice
    Solo Cnt- Les Wood
    Mel Muir
    Caroline Munro.
    Rep- Gordon Kyle
    2nd Cnt- Scott Walker
    Robin Bassoo(Don't know how to spell this? Sorry Mate!)
    3rd Cnt- Maggie Truesdale
    Stephanie Forbes!
    Flug- Jim Chamberlin.
    Solo Horn- Alan Wardrope
    1st Horn- Leslie Howie
    2nd Horn- Ian Fleming. (What a line up this is!!! Mix them any way!!!)
    Baris- Jim Corrigan
    Jim Ferguson ( OMG!!!!)
    Euphs- Neil Philip
    Alison Bonnar( Yet again whatever way the conductor wants!)
    Trombs- Alex Philip
    Bart Simonis(You have to have some Ginge!!!!)
    Charles Farren.
    Eb's- Andy McKreal
    Graham Fraser.
    Bb's- Alan Gourley
    David Truesdale.
    Percs- Who knows as none of them ever turn up!!!!!!
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