Spread the word!

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  1. smila

    smila Member

    :) Helloooooo teenagers
    I'm 14, been playing euph since I was 10 and it rocks!! I love playing, even if I get stroppy with it sometimes, and I think I've come quite far.
    If anybody knows any teenagers out there, show them this message and tell them that playing in a brass band IS cool!
    We need more 13/14/15 year olds in the brass band community!!!!!!
    xxx
     
  2. 1alexm

    1alexm Member

    Hi Smila. Welcome to tmp. Why do you think they should be more teenagers playing in brass bands?
     
  3. Flutey

    Flutey Active Member

    Wow, Smila, I totally agree. I'm not a brass player myself but I'm also 14, and SO many people at my school think that going to wind band, orchestra etc is a waste of time... we really need to convert teenagers, let them know that ALL music is good, not just ipods!
     
  4. Brassy Lady

    Brassy Lady Member

    Nice one Tara!! Time to get Lincolnshire on the banding map...
    C U Tues
    H xx
    PS Yes, you have come VERY far!
     
  5. smila

    smila Member

    Alex,
    I think more teenagers should join brass bands because it gives them more opportunities as their brains are being taken over by things like PS2s and iPods!! It's not right!! We are the people of the future, and to be honest, I'd rather the future was full of musicians than full of computer geeks.
    :)
    Tara
     
  6. 1alexm

    1alexm Member

    Good point, but what do you think we could do other than just 'spread the word', which i think teenagers would just ignore anyway. Currently I am the only brass instrument player in the school, apart from my music teacher (the only music teacher). I think some teenages would like to play a brass instrument, but they wouldn't be prepared to put in any practice.
     
  7. SuperMosh

    SuperMosh New Member

    I suppose the obvious answer would be so the movement can continue growing. It would also be nice to annoy the older members of the bands too I suppose. :wink:
     
  8. smila

    smila Member

    Alex,
    What else do you suggest?
    PS. Good point Supermosh!!
    xx
     
  9. Craigsav83

    Craigsav83 Active Member

    I dont think its a case of helping the movement grow, but to stop it declining further. Brass bands are becoming less common, and its vital, (particularly in Fife) that brass bands are promoted to the younger generation as a way of socialising.

    Good post smila, lets all do what we can :tup
     
  10. Sopha

    Sopha Active Member

    Go Tara well Smila Lol! Yep Totaly Agree Being In A Band Rocks Especially With All The Fun We Get Out Of It!! We Definetly Need To Convince Moree Ppl Tht Being In A Band Totaly Rocks!! But Like Alex Said Its The Practise Tht Puts Ppl Off. But Then Nd Again If Your Not Permitted To A Band Then.. Well Its Not Very Good Havin Members Tht Arent Loyal Is It? Wht Do Uverr Ppl Surgest?
     
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  12. Di

    Di Active Member

    .... and in a language we can all understand :confused: ;)
     
  13. Chris Hicks

    Chris Hicks Member

    Translated as:

    Go Tara well Smila LOl (laugh out loud)! yep totally agree being a band rocks especially with all the fun we get out of it. We definetly need to convince more people that being in a band totally rocks!! But like alex said it's the practise that puts people off! But then and again if you're not committed to a band then.... Well it's not very good having members that aren't loyal is it? What do other people suggest?
     
  14. Sopha

    Sopha Active Member

    Thanks chris Lol(Laugh out load)!
     
  15. Flutey

    Flutey Active Member

    :confused: :confused: :confused:
    Think that should be 'loud' ;)
     
  16. 1st Position

    1st Position Member

    That isn't just common in the Brass band world, it is symptomatic of today's lifestyle - instant results are essential. Or is it, some people are still prepared to put time and effort into something they want to do, in an effort to be successful. Those of us in established positions should encourage new players (of all ages) to take up an instrument, and help them along. As Smila said, the future of brass bands relies on attracting new blood, new, not necessarily young but NEW.
     
  17. Sopha

    Sopha Active Member

    Yep Thats A Good Point But We Still Need To Encouridge Teanagers And Youngsters Into The World Of Brass Or Music! So How Are We Going To Encourage Them Any One Got Any Good Ideas??
     
  18. 1st Position

    1st Position Member

    Yes, make them realise what can be achieved. And that playing in your local 'big' band is a possibility rather than a dream.
     
  19. 1alexm

    1alexm Member

    mabye we should encourage teachers to allow children to listen to brass band CD's while students work
     
  20. Sopha

    Sopha Active Member

    Yeah Gd Thinkin :p
     
  21. Brassy Lady

    Brassy Lady Member

    Couldn't agree more; for every 20 new learners coming to us, we only keep 1/2 of them. Some only last 2 weeks, as soon as they realise it doesn't happen by magic off they go, usually without bothering to let us know so we spend unnecessary time getting our instruments back! This includes adults as well, have tried with a couple in the last year, but no joy. Have just got an ex-bugler mum :eek: who has joined with her daughter, so fingers crossed.
     
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