West Midlands Association Contest 2009 (Leamington Spa)

Discussion in 'The Adjudicators' Comments' started by alangiff3, Oct 12, 2009.

  1. alangiff3

    alangiff3 Member

    So whos going? So Far I know of:

    1st Section:

    3rd Section:
  2. IJK

    IJK Member

    Ireland Colliery and i believe Derby Rolls Royce will be there in the 4th

    what is the venue like I have never been
  3. David Mann

    David Mann Member

    Venue is good to play and listen in and has its own bar (although Wetherspoons also does well). Well organised, too.
  4. GJG

    GJG Well-Known Member

    Egham - 1st Section
  5. IJK

    IJK Member

    Is the hall we play in big or small for exampl like buxton or like wychavon very small and if a band played loud it just didnt work
  6. David Mann

    David Mann Member

    Pretty big stage and hall, seats up to 700.
  7. Di B

    Di B Member

    Curtains at back so make sure the basses move forward or you won't hear them
  8. midlandbass

    midlandbass Member

    Come on Di- dont think we will have that problem lol!!!!;)
    Yep Matlock are there in 2nd Section.
  9. Di B

    Di B Member

    play from the car park - thats what the adjudicator thinks anyway ;-)

    Thats if the Matlock bass section make it out of the pub for the contest - a feat in itself! ;-)
  10. Tom-King

    Tom-King Well-Known Member

    Got to disagree (in some ways) about the venue...
    Its decent enough to listen in, but its cramped (especially when it comes to changing space) and the hall is pretty poor to play in as it can be very tricky to hear people around you ('lonely').

    There are far worse out there I'll admit, but I'm not fond of it (because I dislike playing on it) personally.
  11. midlandbass

    midlandbass Member

    It's ok Norman will be there!!!!
    Actually thinking about it the curtains might do us a favour!!
  12. on_castors

    on_castors Member

    Masses of STAIRS if any band has any disabled players, they may well need a bit of help at times!

    (They might even get it...... one can dream!)
  13. stevetrom

    stevetrom Well-Known Member


    well sort of, it closes very early (7.00pm?) usually before the top section has played
  14. Di B

    Di B Member

    Closes nearer to 5pm but there is a heavily used wetherspoons in walking/staggering distance
  15. blakeyboy

    blakeyboy Member

    Thinking of popping down for a listen as I may have no other engagements on...

    this might be really dull of me to ask, but what is the exact date of the contest? can someone PM me with the dates etc

  16. Di B

    Di B Member

    Its the weekend after leicester usually if that helps
  17. ian_b

    ian_b Member

    Croft Silver in 4th section
  18. IJK

    IJK Member

    But it is not this year as leicester is on the 29th and lemington spa is on the 22nd Nov
  19. QAD

    QAD Member

    Bream Silver are coming along in the thrid section but we've not heard a dicky bird, is the contest still on?
  20. ian perks

    ian perks Active Member


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