The tMP Christmas Quiz The team have, as always, been working hard behind the scenes and have produced for you the tMP Christmas Quiz. The list of prizes - to be split and distributed according the number of entries - (any further contributions gratefully accepted, if you wish to donate a prize, please contact a member of the team) - is still growing and currently consists of: £50 worth of music from the "Thornes Music" catalogue (Donated by Roger Thorne) £25 cash prize (Donated by The Brass Crest) tMP Polo Shirt (complete with embroidered logo and username) (Donated by Di) "Now That's What I Call Brass - Volume 4" CD (Donated by World of Brass) 5 x "Crusade" CD - BB Waldsang with guest soloist Brett Baker (Donated by Lake Music Productions) 3 x 1 set of music from Lake Music Productions (Donated by Lake Music Productions) A Gig "stitched" cornet case in a "Student" or "Advanced" (Donated by Gig Ltd) Annual Subscription to The Brass Herald (Donated by Philip Biggs) Llechan Las CD - Seindorf Arian Deiniolen Silver Band (Donated by Dylan Williams) 2 x Beyond the Box (by David Read) and 1 x 101 Things to do with Hymn Tunes (by Russell Gray for Brass Band) and 1 x £35 voucher to purchase anything from JAGRINS (donated by Gavin Pritchard of Jagrins Music Publications) Any two pieces of choice from TP MUSIC (Donated by Timbone) BBA Polo Shirt, BBA CD, BBA Pin Badge (Donated by Bob Thompson, BBA) The closing date will be mid-day on 1st January 2007 and the results will be announced mid-day on 2nd January 2007 Please send your answers BY PM to Di who will carefully mark all your submissions. The member with the highest number of correct answers will, of course win. In the event of a tie, the tie breaker question will be brought in to decide the winner. One entry per member will be accepted. Please check your entry is complete before posting as subsequent PMs will not be accepted. If you require confirmation your entry has been received request a "read receipt" before submitting your PM. Good Luck and Merry Christmas ********************************************************************** 1. Which MD was awarded the title “South Australian Bands Association Musical Director of the Year for 2006.”? 2. Name this composer from the cryptic clue: Ginger composer? 3. Solve this clue and find the band name: Trekky Captain uses key after the register. 4. Whose is this tMP Avatar? 5. How many sides does a snow flake have? 6. Name the banding personality from this cryptic clue : Tuba player all a-quiver? 7. Members of which band "bared it all" for Breast Cancer? 8. In the movie "It's A Wonderful Life" how do you know that a new angel has received his wings? 9. Name this banding personality. 10. Model trains are very popular at Christmas. What is the length of the worlds longest model train? 11. Name the player from this cryptic clue: TV guide for the brass player? 12. Who was the original presenter of Listen to the Band and in which year was it first broadcast? 13. Name this band from the cryptic clue: The enemy's hideouts? 14. Who was the first band to win the NABBA Championships? 15. In which move did this character star? 16. Name this banding personality from the cryptic clue : Ale for the euphoniumist? 17. Name this banding personality from the cryptic clue: A seasonal trumpeter? 18. Which space craft went missing on Christmas day? 19. Name the band from the cryptic clue: Pinch the parrot? 20. In Alice In Wonderland, what is the only thing that is left of the Cheshire cat? 21. QUESTION DELETED! 22. In which year were Christmas lights first used? 23. Cryptic clue time again: Plenty of bread for this brass-playing family? 24. Name this player from the cryptic clue: Cornet-playing lawman? 25. Aled Jones sang the theme song in the recent re-released version of the animated classic "The Snowman" but who features as the vocals in the original 1982 movie? 26. Whose is this tMP avatar: 27. Name this band from the cryptic clue: Step keenly 28. What was the first piece specifically composed as a test piece and who was the composer? 29. Name this banding personality: 30. Who played the Grinch in the 2000 Move, The Grinch Who Stole Christmas? 31. Hubble bubble, toil and trouble is the opening line to which Shakespear play? 32. Cryptic clue. Name this banding personality : Holder of the conducting crown? 33. Who invented the Christmas cracker? 34. Name the band from this clue: Bowlers green 35. Name this Christmas title: 36. Name this musical personality from the cryptic clue: Trombonist in the sunshine? 37. The German religious reformer Martin Luther (1483-1546) is often credited withstarting a common Christmas custom, but the first appearance of a Tannenbaum was recorded in Germany many years after Luther's death. It was in 1605 in Strasbourg. What is a Tannenbaum? 38. Whose is this tMP avatar? 39. In the movie 'Miracle on 34th Street', Kris Kringle is hired to play Santa Claus in what large department store? 40. Name this banding personality: 41. Name this player from the cryptic clue: Cleverest of all horn players? 42. Whose is this tMP avatar? 43. How many gifts would you receive if you received all the gifts in the song ‘12 days of Christmas’? 44. Who was the recipient of the Mortimer Medal for services to the teaching of young people in the brass band movement in 2006? 45. Why do we shorten Christmas to Xmas? 46. Name this player from the cryptic clue: Roving baritone player? 47. What country did poinsettias originally come from? 48 The film "The Snowman" is based around the book written by Raymond Briggs. For what recent BBC children’s program is Mr. Briggs the writer? 49. Which U. S. President insisted on putting lit candles on the White House Christmas tree, even though it was a fire hazard? 50. Solve this puzzle to reveal the banding personality. ( Be warned : This is a little like the solitaire games - ie, not every puzzle combination is solvable. If at first you don't succeed, try try again. ) And the tie-breaker question: How many "hits" will/did tMP receive on New Years Eve?