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spookybiking
12.12.2002, 00:42
when does your band practice what days???? mines tuesday and thursday. but we have changed a few times.

Fishsta
12.12.2002, 01:52
Monday and Friday... Used to do the insane "play with 2 bands" thing, had rehearsals back then of Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday...

Now I'm not quite so free and available... :D

frisp
12.12.2002, 01:52
Strange question :?

Tuesday and Friday is the answer :shock:

Heather
12.12.2002, 08:48
Sunday and Wednesday for me!

dave jake
12.12.2002, 10:17
Mondays and Wednesdays at the Dunston Community centre, Gateshead. 7 30 to 9 30 SEE YOU THERE ALL VERY WELCOME :D :D

dyl
12.12.2002, 10:49
Sunday night and Thursday night for us at Deiniolen.

Raspberry
12.12.2002, 19:16
Mines Thursday nights only with Bestwood Black Diamonds - everyone is welcome! 8pm at Village Community Centre next to the Bowling green in Bestwood Village, Notts.
Raspberry

picju96
09.10.2003, 20:28
Wednesday

Pythagoras
09.10.2003, 20:33
Tuesdays and Sundays, though quite often go and murder BBFlat parts for a non-contesting band on Wednesdays as well.

Naomi McFadyen
09.10.2003, 21:08
Tuesdays and Thursdays

tubatu
09.10.2003, 22:47
Monday and Thursday

Euph-Bari
09.10.2003, 23:31
monday thursday

and other band tuesday

Moy
09.10.2003, 23:44
Sunday and Wednesday evening with our Community Band on the Sunday at 6pm for an hour and a half before we start.

HBB
10.10.2003, 00:04
Wednesdays and Friday!

and we drink in a hotel ... so It rarely shuts before 12!! :D

Accidental
10.10.2003, 00:52
Monday & Wednesday...

but for a month before Dundee it was Mon, Weds, Fri, Sun, plus the odd sectional thrown in just for fun. And then we got a **** result! Aaaaaaarghhhh!!!!! :?

Seedhouse
10.10.2003, 09:18
Wednesday's for LE, Thursday's for Newstead. But before contests we usually have loads more rehearsals so we can polish up the piece.

Big Fella
10.10.2003, 10:22
We do Tuesday & Thursday.........

lynchie
10.10.2003, 11:43
Monday and Thursday with Flixton, Sunday with YB2K... it's all a bit too much for me really :?

beard_4b
10.10.2003, 11:46
tuesdays

Aidan
10.10.2003, 11:58
tues thurs besses,
mon wed, college
sun, quintet - when palmer isnt being a pro-gay

Lauradoll
10.10.2003, 13:22
Monday Thursday. Yey.

Cantonian
10.10.2003, 13:27
Tuesday and before Saturday/Weekend engagements we have practice on the Friday but then cancel Tuesday afterwards.

To be a little contoversial however, the two nights a week practice doesn't give either night a particularly good attendance. In my view this is because some S.A. bandpersons are there because of a feeling of duty rather than because they are keen on banding. The feeling then is that they have 'done their duty' by being at one practice.

Obviously some members of the band do have other commitments i.e. to Songsters(choir) and of course, services on a Sunday but it becomes extremely frustrating for the 100%ers.

Despot
10.10.2003, 13:33
Sunday morning and either Wendesday or Thursday night.

cornydevil
10.10.2003, 13:38
Sunday and Wednesday evenings for us! (Blackburn and Darwen Band) 8) 8) 8)

PeterBale
10.10.2003, 13:43
We have band practice Thursday nights, and the songsters (choir) meet on Wednesday. Prior to a special concert or weekend away the section concerned will usually have a practice on each of the two nights that week.

Unlike Mike, we are fortunate in that we usually get a fairly good turnout for both practices, with the excepton of those with work commitments on a Wednesday. From October to December many of us are also involved in Friday night practices for our Christmas presentation, either as singers or players.

Maestro
10.10.2003, 14:58
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To be a little contoversial however, the two nights a week practice doesn't give either night a particularly good attendance. In my view this is because some S.A. bandpersons are there because of a feeling of duty rather than because they are keen on banding. The feeling then is that they have 'done their duty' by being at one practice.

Obviously some members of the band do have other commitments i.e. to Songsters(choir) and of course, services on a Sunday but it becomes extremely frustrating for the 100%ers.


I think most bands have this problem Mike :x

iggmeister
10.10.2003, 14:58
When I seen this topic I thought 'I cant be bothered to read that (but I will anyway)'. I find it strange that there is such a difference between rehearsal times.

On the whole, it seems that most bands have 2 rehearsals a week. I thought that the idea was to spread the rehearsals so that they are evenly spaced. My band rehearses Monday and Thursday. The idea is that there are 2 and 3 days between rehearsals.

Tuesday and Thursday means that you have 1 day off between rehearsals then 4 off.

What if you have a tricky part given out on Tuesday and the conductor wants it ready for Thursday and there is a concert on Friday? You would only have 1 day to rehearse it.

Also I think that sort of rehearsal schedule would affect stamina. Nothing can replace attending a full band rehearsal. As much practise as you do at home you never really truly play at e.g. ff for any sustained period as you are required to do. By spreading it out I would have thought that it would improve the situation.

Just my opinion.

Igg

Hilary Mateer
10.10.2003, 15:01
Monday and Friday plus Wednesday for my wind band.
This week however I will have been to a reahearsal every night as I went to my old band on Tuesday to hand in my Uniform and bandroom keys, and to a band I am helping out for a concert on Saturday for a rehearsal on Thursday.
I will have to cut down as I get no time to practice and my family are getting very annoyed - especially if I haven't time to cook tea :evil:

dyl
10.10.2003, 15:05
plus Wednesday for my wind band.

OT: There's another phrase that's bypassed the bleeper, John! ;)

jafe
10.10.2003, 18:01
Thursday night and sunday morning for the adult band

and

Saturday morning youth bands


Ps SUNDAY MORNING REHEARSALS NOT GOOD AFTER BOOZING SESSION PREVIOUS NIGHT !!!!!!

Borfeo
10.10.2003, 18:09
Broxburn does a Wednesday sunday rehearsals, and Newlands do just the Mondays (Although I'll have that changed to 2 nights a week soon I think)

EIBB_Ray
10.10.2003, 19:20
Thursday, 2 hours no break. Twice a week (has traditionally been Sunday added) before contest. I agree too to the comments about additional rehearsals cutting into attendance. One a week is pretty easy to get virtually everyone there most of the time. Twice starts to cut into more schedules, although I'm sure if that's the tradition with your band, then it's a known expectation coming in, not the same as part of the year one way, part the other. I see some overlap with the thread on non-banding partners (which I deliberately avoided....)

Sellers_Bird
10.10.2003, 23:15
Monday Thursday for Sellers

leisa
10.10.2003, 23:47
Mondays/thursdays night-flixton.
Saturday mornings (yuk yuk)- stockport youth
Monday afternoon- aquinas orchestra
and on the odd occasion if my old scool band need me thursday afternoon -Kingsway brass band :P

Moy
11.10.2003, 00:12
2 hours no break.
We never get a break either........7.45 - 9.45 and it has been know for Jamesie to go on lomger and nobody dares to complain. :D

markyboy
11.10.2003, 01:26
Tuesday and Friday for us at Pennine. I think that gives us a nice space (two nights) to look at new parts when handed out on Tuesday then the weekend and Monday to practice before its Tuesday again.
Must confess really suprised how many bands practice on a Sunday! Thats something I've never done in all my years of banding, but if it works who am I to knock it?

iancwilx
11.10.2003, 11:11
Kippax do Tuesday and Thursday 8pm to 9.45pm with no break.

michellegarbutt
11.10.2003, 17:45
Monday and Wednesday

DaveBB
12.10.2003, 04:14
tuesday and thursday but play every night of week if i can get away with it

sudcornet
12.10.2003, 11:32
Mondays and Thursdays at Imps, 8-10pm with a five minute break at 9.05 so we can listen to the lovely local children throw stones and bottles (and no doubt soon, fireworks!) at the bandroom. One of my old bands used to rehearse Sunday mornings....great for clearing the head after Saturday night (not), but it did work as a thirst enhancer for a Sunday lunchtime session.

Sud.

jo
12.10.2003, 15:42
with a five minute break at 9.05 so we can listen to the lovely local children throw stones and bottles.

dont forget the obligatory 10 minutes sprint (stagger) round the block for those band members hell bent on catching the little darlings!
:D

Jo Elson
12.10.2003, 16:45
we rehearse every friday night, and put on extra rehearsals for contests or before a concert sometimes

Trom41821
12.10.2003, 17:45
We do Thursday's 19:30 - 21:30 which sometimes gets changed to Monday's depending on other comittments.

When there's only 5 of you, flexibility plays a big part. There's usually a couple of times a year when we don't rehearse together for 2-3 weeks at a time. We soon get into the swing of things again though. :wink:

backrowbloke
14.10.2003, 17:13
Monday & Wednesday for me...

Interesting to see how many bands only rehearse once a week here. Not being able to commit to two rehearsals a week (min) was one of the reasons I 'retired' a few years back. Can understand it though - most people I have spoken to can't remember the last time they had a full band

I do practise every day though.......normally

The Cornet King
14.10.2003, 23:52
We do Sunday nights and Thursday nights!!!
And we rehearse above a pub!!
So can anyone see what we all do after rehearsal...!!?

CJ
Front Row, Cottingham Band

Bassbones
15.10.2003, 21:48
Monday& Thursday for us at Yorkshire Co-op.

Not_Jus_An_Object
16.10.2003, 13:37
i have band practise wed, thurs,fri sat and sun, o and a cornet lesson on tues

MattB
16.10.2003, 14:48
Tuesday and Sunday morning with Haslingden.
Thursday with Littleborough, although after Christmas Mondays as well.

manx_yessir
17.10.2003, 13:09
Tuesday and Sunday morning with Haslingden.
Thursday with Littleborough, although after Christmas Mondays as well. :shock: :shock:

Thursday nights and apparently after Xmas, Mondays as well :shock: :wink: