tMP Band to play at 2004 Pontins

Discussion in 'Bandroom News - User Submitted' started by Roger Thorne, Jul 19, 2004.

  1. Roger Thorne

    Roger Thorne Active Member

    Hi Folks,

    Due to the success and enjoyment of performing with the tMP band we thought it would be a great idea to try and secure another ‘full’ concert performance in the near future. We are pleased to announce that we have managed to ‘provisionally’ book two solo performances at the forthcoming Pontin’s Contest.

    We have asked if we could perform for about an hour early on the Saturday Evening and also present a short programme prior to the Championship Section results being announced on the Sunday.
    It’s looking very positive that the Saturday performance will go ahead, but we are awaiting an announcement from the Adjudicators, via the organisers, as to whether or not they are willing to have a band play whilst deliberating their results.

    Although you may have a lot of questions to ask regarding these performances, at this present moment we are looking for our members to volunteer to play in this band. Obviously with the amount of members attending this contest we may have to limit the numbers, so we invite you to post your availability in this thread, and if your own band isn't playing at Pontin's, this could be a good enough reason for you to attend.

    As this is a fantastic opportunity for the tMP band to perform in front of a ‘home’ crowd we would have to make a serious effort to perform to the best of our ability and, as usual, with limited rehearsal times. Therefore we are asking for members who are prepared to sacrifice a ‘few’ beers until after our performances! Perhaps we should be looking for a tMP Temperance Band!

    I know this is a tall order, but the tMP team feel strongly that ‘alcohol’ consumption would not only spoil a fantastic opportunity but also jeopardise the chances of performing at other big events. It would also give out the wrong message to parents and guardians of our younger members that may like to play with the band.
    So, have a serious think about it and if you are prepared to make the ultimate sacrifice, I’m sure we can accommodate you in this unique opportunity.

    Here are a few details for the weekend which may help you make a decision. (performance times taken from last year)

    Saturday 30th October:
    Fourth Section - 9.00 a.m. start
    Third Section - 2.00 p.m. start - expected to finish about 8.00 p.m.
    First Section - 10.00 a.m. start
    tMP Rehearsal - time and venue to be announced but will definitely happen!
    tMP Band perform in the Ballroom for about an hour or so - early evening (probably about 7.00 - 7.30 p.m. start)

    Sunday 31st October
    Second Section - 9.00 a.m. start
    Championship Section - 10.00 a.m. start
    tMP Rehearsal - time and venue to be announced but again will definitely happen!
    tMP Band to perform (15-20 minutes) before the announcement of results

    Could I please ask you to keep this thread solely for posting your availability.

    Please copy and paste your details below:

    Name:
    Instrument played:
    Other Instruments played:
    Current position held:
    Your Present Band :
    Section of Band:
    Is your Band playing at the contest?:
    Are you prepared to play a solo item?:


    If you have any questions you would like answering please use the following thread and we will endeavour to answer your questions.

    http://www.themouthpiece.com/vb/showthread.php?t=8205&highlight=pontins

    We would also like to take this opportunity to thank Frank Hodges and Darrio Touhladjiev (Pontin's Contest Organisers) for their help and assistance in this matter.

    Thanking you all in anticipation of the above.


    The tMP Team

    :wink:
     
    Last edited: Sep 23, 2004
  2. timbloke

    timbloke Member

    Name: Tim Benson
    Instrument played: Trombone (Tenor)
    Other Instruments played: Baritone (Badly but getting better)/ Bass Tromb
    Current position held: 1st Trombone
    Your Present Band : Stannington Brass Band
    Section of Band: 1st
    Is your Band playing at the contest?: Yes
    Are you prepared to play a solo item?: Maybe, depends on what and if I can see it first.

    Am I the first to post my intentions? if so do I win an award?
     
  3. sparkling_quavers

    sparkling_quavers Active Member

    Name: Sparkling_Quavers (Rachel Langridge)
    Instrument played: Cornet
    Other Instruments played: ermmm none!
    Current position held: 3rd Cornet
    Your Present Band : Flixton
    Section of Band: 2nd
    Is your Band playing at the contest?: Yes
    Are you prepared to play a solo item?: Not Likely
     
  4. backrowbloke

    backrowbloke Member

    Name: Gary Jones
    Instrument played: Cornet
    Other Instruments played: recorder
    Current position held: backrow cornet
    Your Present Band : Langley
    Section of Band: first
    Is your Band playing at the contest?: no
    Are you prepared to play a solo item?: not on your nelly

    Already booked chalet with langley synchronised drinking team :)[/b]
     
  5. Bryan_sop

    Bryan_sop Active Member

    Name: Bryan Herman
    Instrument played: Sop
    Other Instruments played: Bb but I ain't got my own
    Current position held: Sop
    Your Present Band : City of Cambridge (& Soham comrades at the Moment)
    Section of Band: 1st (Soham - Champ)
    Is your Band playing at the contest?: Don't think so!
    Are you prepared to play a solo item?: Definately
     
  6. lynchie

    lynchie Active Member

    Name: Paul Lynch
    Instrument played: Trombone
    Other Instruments played: None
    Current position held: 1st Trombone
    Your Present Band : Flixton
    Section of Band: 2nd
    Is your Band playing at the contest?: Err... yes, but I'll have left by then...
    Are you prepared to play a solo item?: Yeah, why not...
     
  7. super_sop

    super_sop Supporting Member

    Name: craig_foskett
    Instrument played: Bb cornet
    Other Instruments played: sop
    Current position held: principal cornet
    Your Present Band : Wem jubilee
    Section of Band: 3rd
    Is your Band playing at the contest?: yup
    Are you prepared to play a solo item?: maybe
     
  8. Dave Payn

    Dave Payn Active Member

    Name: Dave 'Excruciating' Payn
    Instrument played: Bb cornet (sop if pushed)
    Other Instruments played: Horn
    Current position held: Principal cornet
    Your Present Band : Fulham
    Section of Band: 4th
    Is your Band playing at the contest?: Not that I'm aware of.....
    Are you prepared to play a solo item?: Yes.
     
  9. sunny_jimbob

    sunny_jimbob Member

    We could always go for the world's biggest trombone section...!

    Name: Nick Stokes
    Instrument played: Bass trom
    Other Instruments played: Tenor trom
    Current position held: Bass trom
    Your Present Band : Shirebrook MW
    Section of Band: 2nd
    Is your Band playing at the contest?: don't think so but not 100% sure
    Are you prepared to play a solo item?: aye why not.
     
  10. Pythagoras

    Pythagoras Active Member

    Name: Daniel Robinson
    Instrument Played: EFlat Bass or BFlat Bass
    Other Instruments: Euphonium (but out of practice)
    Current position: EFlat Bass Dronfield, 2nd or 3rd BFlat Killamarsh Band
    Band: Dronfield
    Section: 4th
    Is your band playing at concert: No, so need some reason to not get completely bladdered.
    Are you prepared to play a solo: No.
     
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    geordiecolin Active Member

    Name: Colin Harding
    Instrument Played: Eb Bass
    Other Instruments: Didgeridoo
    Current position: Eb Bass
    Band: "Baaaaarnsley" Building Society Band
    Section: 2nd
    Is your band playing at contest: Yup
    Are you prepared to play a solo: Not on your nelly!
     
  13. TheMusicMan

    TheMusicMan tMP Founder Staff Member

    Name: John Burns
    Instrument played: Cornet
    Other Instruments played:
    Current position held: not playing
    Your Present Band : none
    Section of Band:
    Is your Band playing at the contest?:
    Are you prepared to play a solo item?: Nope!
     
  14. Di B

    Di B Member

    Name: Diane B
    Instrument played: Euphonium
    Other Instruments played: Baritone (ends up straight?!)
    Current position held: Solo Euphonium
    Your Present Band : Matlock Band
    Section of Band: 4th
    Is your Band playing at the contest?: Not as far as I know yet!
    Are you prepared to play a solo item?: Nope, but would consider duet/feature dependant upon alcohol levels at the time :lol:
     
  15. ploughboy

    ploughboy Active Member

    Name: Garry Hallas
    Instrument played: Percussion
    Other Instruments played: Cornet (back row)
    Current position held: MD
    Your Present Band : Emley
    Section of Band: 3rd
    Is your Band playing at the contest?: Nope
    Are you prepared to play a solo item?: Your kidding right? in front of all them bandsman? ok, if it's easy and idiotic, I'm good at Eternal Triangle!

    What a mega idea by the way!
     
  16. Seedhouse

    Seedhouse Active Member

    I will have to check the dates, but i'm definately up for it! Will let you know asap whether I can definately do it... :wink:

    Name: Alex Seedhouse (Seedhouse on tMP)
    Instrument played: Euphonium
    Other Instruments played: ...piano :roll:
    Current position held: Solo Euphonium
    Your Present Band : Youth Brass 2000
    Section of Band: Youth
    (Looking for a senior band- nearly found one! :cry: :wink: )
    Is your Band playing at the contest?: No, but there may be a possibility that I will be joining a band soon that is ...
    Are you prepared to play a solo item?: Definately! :wink:
     
  17. bagpuss

    bagpuss Active Member

    Name: Bagpuss
    Instrument played: Percussion
    Other Instruments played: Percussion!!!
    Current position held: Percussion!!
    Your Present Band : Wem Jubilee
    Section of Band: 3
    Is your Band playing at the contest?: Yep
    Are you prepared to play a solo item?: You must be joking!!!!

    As I'm going to be there anyway, I will offer my very limited services!!!


    Puss
     
  18. stripybananas

    stripybananas Member

    Name: Sam Haigh
    Instrument played: Tenor Trom
    Other Instruments played: none
    Current position held: Princ. Trom
    Your Present Band : YB2K
    Section of Band: Youth (Looking for a perminant snr band!)
    Is your Band playing at the contest?: Nope
    Are you prepared to play a solo item?: erm....think bout it...
     
  19. cornetgirl

    cornetgirl Active Member

    Name: Rachel Higginson
    Instrument played: Flugel and/or cornet
    Other instruments played: Concussion, horn, random stringy thingies
    Current position held: Front row (2nd man)
    Current band: Cottingham
    Section of band: Championship
    Is your band playing at the contest: Nope
    Prepared to play a solo: Ask a silly question - of course!!!! It'll be warmer than CiN was!!!!

    Would prefer to flugellate but will play cornet if you are seriously desperate - don't think The Cornet King could cope tho!!! :wink:

    Rach x
     
  20. stephen2001

    stephen2001 Member

    Name: Stephen Watkins
    Instrument played: Euphonium
    Other instruments played: Tenor Trom
    Current position held: Random helper :!:
    Current band: Whitwell
    Section of band: 3rd
    Is your band playing at the contest: Nope
    Prepared to play a solo: Aye

    As with others it is dependant on work dates (if I have any :? ) but will inform mods as soon as I know. :D
     
  21. drummergurl

    drummergurl Active Member

    Name: Sarah Chapman
    Instrument played: percussion
    Other Instruments played: erm piano badly (and 5 notes on a baritone/euph/possibly cornet)
    Current position held: Principle St Helens, just a perc at Haydock
    Your Present Band : St Helens Youth, Haydock Band
    Section of Band: champs
    Is your Band playing at the contest?: yep
    Are you prepared to play a solo item?: maybe
     
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