Who has their lineup sorted?

Discussion in '2006 National Championships of Great Britain discu' started by stevetrom, Feb 3, 2006.

  1. stevetrom

    stevetrom Active Member

    As far as I know we are now 1/2 players short of a full lineup for the Areas, how is everyone else doing?

    what is the latest you would make changes to a line up?

    Steve what is trombone lineup at GUS now?
  2. Bass Trumpet

    Bass Trumpet Active Member

    I'll field that question! Me, Steve and Nigel Love on bass trom. We have got our line-up pretty much finalised already - a record I think!
  3. ari01

    ari01 Member

    which half of the player are you short?
  4. stevetrom

    stevetrom Active Member

    well one or two of us could be described as 1 1/2 players !
  5. tinytimp

    tinytimp Member

    We're only short of 1 percussionist now (and we've already had a reshuffle!). We've got someone lined up but she hasn't turned up yet!
  6. ian perks

    ian perks Active Member

    1 Percussion
  7. euphfanhan

    euphfanhan Member

    A sop, about 4/5 cornets, bass trom - so short in fact that we're not going! Gutted :(
  8. Charmed

    Charmed Active Member

    Still short of a Solo Horn!!!!!
  9. dyl

    dyl Active Member

    Full band. And a couple of back-row cornets attending every rehearsal, just in case they'll be needed.
  10. Rapier

    Rapier Supporting Member

    We're still trying to fit not enough players onto too many positions! Need to decide which parts are least important to free the player up to play something else, 2nd horn or back row cornet and someone will have to play flugal from the solo cornet bench!

    Dyl, how much do you want for those cornet players? ;)
    Last edited: Feb 4, 2006
  11. The Cornet King

    The Cornet King Active Member

    The Emley have a full line up for the areas now, all we need is one back row cornet for after the areas.
    Things are looking good :tup
  12. stevetrom

    stevetrom Active Member

    I know I am probably opening a subject that has been discussed before, but if you have some 'spare' players why can't they be temporarily 'loaned' to a band who are short of players?
  13. BeatTheSheep

    BeatTheSheep Member

    this sounds like how most bands enter local contests!

    would be useful if you could borrow at least one player from the same section for the area
  14. Charmed

    Charmed Active Member

    To be controversial :)eek: ), Aren't contests, specifically the areas, there to test the 'band's' ability? If you borrowed players for this contest, would it not be the 'strapped for cash' bands that suffer, AGAIN. Those with the 'cash' could pay for excellent players to enhance their performance on this day, but not show a true reflection of the band that is the rest of the year. Just an observation :confused:
  15. stevetrom

    stevetrom Active Member

    I was'nt suggesting that any band should part with money, what I was suggesting was that if a band had more players than was allowed for a contest, amd those players did'nt want to leave but wanted to play in a contest, they should be allowed a temparary move to a band that was short of players.

    If you want the areas to be a true test of a band then why not have a rule that if you could not show that the players for a contest had played at the previous 3/4 concerts then they would not be allowed to play for the contest !
  16. PHA161

    PHA161 New Member

    Hardly a record Bass Trumpet ~ years ago the line up never changed from year to year in the old GUS !
  17. Steve

    Steve Active Member

    Unfortunately Trevor, John B et al were all otherwise engaged!!!!!!!
  18. PHA161

    PHA161 New Member

    Unfortunately, we've mostly all retired from top level playing, you as a band should not be looking backwards but try to attract young and upcoming players.
    'In days gone past' there was always a queue for any empty chair, but I do realise that without full sponsorship and the lack of star names within the ranks possible applicants now have further options with other bands. I can only wish you well and hope that it sorts itself out.
  19. Steve

    Steve Active Member

    Thanks for the kind words PHA161, The GUS band is in better shape than it has been for several years with some truly magnificent players around the stands and a magnificent team in Shawn (band manager) and David Stowell (MD).

    We can only dream of having a queue of players applying, as can most bands in our area (and others). However, we will keep striving to improve ourselves and keep up the tradition that the great name holds for fine music making and, hopefully get the name on some more tropies.
  20. Redhorn

    Redhorn New Member

    We now have a full line-up, including 3 percussionists, for our all out attack of the L& S.C 1st Section title!
    Just awaiting confirmation of one 3rd ct player- and if he can't do it will call in the reserves!

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