Scottish Sop player from nineties - returns to banding....in New Zealand

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by BigJamie, May 18, 2018.

  1. BigJamie

    BigJamie New Member

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    Well it's Friday night here in New Zealand and I've consumed the obligatory amount of alcohol to stop me from being a threat to the local sheep. I used to play soprano cornet in Scotland for a few bands - Paisley Silver Band, South Side Brass, Riverside Brass, Barrhead Burgh Band and Dalmelington. Went to London in 1999 and played with First City, Hanwell and Regent Brass. After that took a 15 year break to raise kids. Just returned to banding in the New Zealand D Grade. Starting to practice seriously and returning to a bit of form. Hope to perform well in the NZ national solo champs in July but I know there will be some class players so I don't expect to place. Gidday from down under.
     
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  2. Jack E

    Jack E Well-Known Member

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    Welcome back to the clan, Jamie!
     
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  3. BigJamie

    BigJamie New Member

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    Surprised myself. I did place. I got third in a field of 11 containing some top class players. Not bad for 4 months practice on a 30 year old soprano cornet. Might keep this lark up.
     
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  4. Jack E

    Jack E Well-Known Member

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    I think the appropriate phrase is "Good on yer, mate!" :) It's like riding a bike; you might get a bit rusty, but you don't forget how to do it!
     
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