Rehearsal space for the nationals?

Discussion in 'The Adjudicators' Comments' started by flug_gal, Jun 3, 2009.

  1. flug_gal

    flug_gal Member

    Hi, just looking for a bit of advice really, we at YWDBand have happily qualified for the national finals in the second section, having not been there for a *cough* few years, and with a relatively young committee, we were looking at the arrangements and discussing space for a blow through on the Saturday morning before the draws and realised we weren't quite sure of the procedures for warm-up spaces and stuff, (coming from London, so we can't really do a Friday run through).
    I was just wondering what the other folks were planning, is there space at the venue, or are we all going to be in a bundle for local churches?
    Any advice would more than welcome, and much appreciated, cheers :tup
  2. FlugelD

    FlugelD Member

    There's warm-up space at the venue, but a bit echo-ey.

    For a pre-warm-up rehearsal, time permitting, contact Harrogate band - if they can't fit you in to their bandroom, I'm pretty sure they'll point you in the right direction.

    (We've been twice in the past 10 years or so, and have found the locals to be friendly and helpful!;))
  3. Mesmerist

    Mesmerist Well-Known Member

    Whoops thanks for the reminder - we need to sort that out as well!
  4. michellegarbutt

    michellegarbutt Supporting Member

    We hired Tewit Youth's bandroom last year. About 10/15 mins by bus from the venue. Very helpful , very reasonable and everything we needed or wanted provided
  5. ploughboy

    ploughboy Active Member

    Harrogate High School have halls available over the weekend £17 per hour I believe. Less than 5 mins to venue on coach. PM me. . .
  6. mxb59307

    mxb59307 Member

  7. AmandaD

    AmandaD Member

    Which hotel are you staying at ? do they have a room you could use ? This can save trailing about, especially if you are playing in the morning.

  8. flug_gal

    flug_gal Member

    Many thanks for all the suggestions, our concerts manager is on the case ;)

    We're staying in Goulde for a couple of reasons, family locations, nice pub ect, but it's about an hour away I think and as much as the Yorkshire folk support brass bands, a rehearsal at 7:30am whilst they're trying to snooze would probably lessen that support, I'd be all for it though - I imagine being chased onto the coach by men in flatcaps with pitchforks :tongue:

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