Who's playing at Crawley?

Discussion in 'The Rehearsal Room' started by DublinBass, May 10, 2005.

  1. DublinBass

    DublinBass Supporting Member

    I was planning on going to Crawley this weekend to see the SCABA Entertainment contest...but almost every band I've heard from recently is dropping out?!

    Anybody still going? and which section.

    If you could just copy and paste the list below and update it, that's be great. (I'll start with Cambridge because Bryan_sop said they are going.

    Crawley Attendees
    Cambridge City Band - Section A
  2. Jan H

    Jan H Moderator Staff Member

    the Noord-Limburgse Brass Band won't be defending their title in the A-section, that's all I know...
  3. Bryan_sop

    Bryan_sop Active Member

    I've Just been checking some band websites. Alder Valley have Crawley crossed out on their calender, Brighton and Hove have it included in theirs, as do Staines. That's just about all I can find. I can't access some bands sites because of the internet filters at work :mad:
  4. DublinBass

    DublinBass Supporting Member

    I heard Staines and Alder Valley are both dropping out though...don't know if its true though.
  5. resus

    resus New Member

    Would be really interesting to know why so many appear to be dropping out??

    Is it player problems, venue, date or any other reasons?? Certainly the last two could be addressed if this is the problem!!

    IYOUNG Member

    Maybe better to re-name the thread

    Is anyone playing at Crawley?

    Does seem a bit odd, good venue and a well run contest

    However the format needs looking at with a section A and B making it nigh on impossible for some bands to win their sections.
  7. DublinBass

    DublinBass Supporting Member

    I wouldn't think it is the venue as I have been to the Hawth for a concert and it was very nice...there is even a bar in the buidling ;-)

    I do wonder if it is the format (as mentioned above) putting some bands at no chance to win, or possibly (as mentioned in other threads), too close to the Hove contest.

    IYOUNG Member

    The range of abilities in section B is very wide

    Example 2004

    Winners - qualified this year for 3rd Section finals
    Runners up - will be in section 1 1st January 2006

    at least 3 others were very young youth bands

    Certainly one of the reasons why my band doesn't enter.

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