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YABBGB
14.04.2003, 00:36
YABB are touring USA & Canada again from 1st - 15th August and are looking for some players to complete it's line up.

We're after players of Championship section standard between the ages of 18 -35 and currently have vacancies for Basses (Bb & Eb), Cornets and a Solo Horn player.

The cost of the trip is 430 and the schedule is as follows :-

Aug 1st Fly London to Boston
Aug 2nd Springfield, Ma / Danbury, Ct
Aug 3rd Springfield, Ma
Aug 4th Albany/Lake George, NY
Aug 5th Albany/Lake George, NY
Aug 6th Buffalo, NY
Aug 7th Buffalo NY / St Catharines, Ont
Aug 8th Weston, Ont
Aug 9th Guelph, Ont
Aug 10th Burlington, Ont
Aug 11th Niagara Falls, Ont
Aug 12th Weedsport, NY
Aug 13th Weedsport, NY
Aug 14th Fly Boston to London

If you are interested then please mail me some details about yourself to

YABBGB@ntlworld.com

twigglet
14.04.2003, 14:00
I would be very interested in hearing more about this. What cornet places do you need to fill?

Thanks
Elin

picju96
14.04.2003, 16:26
What do u mean by championship standard? I've never played in a championship band but have grade 8 merit trumpet, can also play horn.

YABBGB
14.04.2003, 19:34
We have front and back row cornet spaces at present !

Our reason for requesting Championship standard players is due to the fact that we have very little rehearsal time.

We meet as a band for the first time at the airport and that's the 1st time you get to see what music we are playing.

Although we arrive Friday we spend a few hours on the bus getting to our first destination. The first time the band will sit down and play together will be during a short rehearsal on Saturday. Following this we have our first concert in Danbury, Ct on Saturday night.

Sunday we have no rehearsal time as we do two concerts (one lunchtime and one evening) and then on Monday we depart for Lake George and have another rehearsal followed by an evening concert.

Good sight-reading ability is a must.

Make no mistake - it's a tiring trip (as many who have done it before will testify). There's at least 1 concert a day, sometimes 2.
The band party hard (and there's a wealth of bars that we revisit every time we're there) but are also expected to deliver the goods on stage.

Accommodation in the main is with families at the various venues we visit though there will be a couple of hotel stops.

twigglet
14.04.2003, 22:28
sounds brilliant, i'll have to take a look at what i've got on

cornetgirl
15.04.2003, 20:10
Hope it all goes well - sorry I can't get the time off to come but keep me in mind for next time - I will make it one day, I promise!

Rach x

Aidan
18.04.2003, 08:28
is that you neil? or is it claire with a different name?
soz i couldnt come... am going to be v. skint this summer as it is ;)
but make sure im definately down for october!!!
Did you get lucy for solo horn in the end..?

Yabb rules, everyone should do it.
What time is it....?
Thanks for coming, you've been a right laugh... now (edited) off!

yorkie19
23.04.2003, 01:19
Aidan

You missed a very good trip. Nathan played solo horn again, and we spent several fun days in Luxembourg. We even ended up at the same bar in Ettelbruck that we were in last October.

Anyway mate, thanks for coming, you've been a right laugh........................

Sam

Aidan
23.04.2003, 12:35
haha .. the bar where we did the dwarves thing?? and competed against the locals in singing filthy songs.. including anhour long version of yogi bear?? :D

twigglet
23.04.2003, 17:04
Well I am no longer a YABB virgin, and my lord what an experience it was!!!

I highly recommend it to anybody it was a lot of fun, a bit messy, and very smelly (.......oh the aroma of bus toilets will haunt me forever!)

i am so tired now that i am actually shaking!

:wink:

Roger Thorne
23.04.2003, 17:16
Well I am no longer a YABB virgin, and my lord what an experience it was!!!

I highly recommend it to anybody it was a lot of fun, a bit messy, and very smelly (.......oh the aroma of bus toilets will haunt me forever!)

i am so tired now that i am actually shaking!

:wink:

Elin, you must choose you words more carefully!

:wink:

Aidan
23.04.2003, 20:53
I thought the words summed it up nicely.. exactley how I remember it ;)

Roger Thorne
23.04.2003, 21:32
Oh Dear! :shock:

Phil Green
24.04.2003, 13:21
How about a list of the players that went on the trip and what band they play for?
My memories of YABB trips are quite similar to those mentioned already, I wonder if any of the same faces are still going.

twigglet
24.04.2003, 18:19
nope i agree with aidan, my words paint a very accurate description!

:wink:

yorkie19
25.04.2003, 11:27
How about a list of the players that went on the trip and what band they play for?


Principal Cornet
Alex Thomas (YBS)

Front Row
Stephen Gilbey (Soham Comrades)
James Pearson (Jackfield Elcock Reisen)
Rachel Marriott (Jaguar (Coventry))
Stuart Jackson (Ever Ready)

Sop
David Notley (Soham Comrades)

Rep
Richard Dines (Yorkshire Imps)

2nd Cornet
Claire Hudson (Yorkshire Imps)
Karen Jazwinski (Lindley)

3rd Cornet
Judith Jones (Stanstead Silver)
Elin Twigge (Wem Jubilee)

Flugel
Sian Carrodus (Yorkshire Imps)

Solo Horn
Nathan Waterman (Kibworth)

1st Horn
Megan Bailey (Alliance Brass)

2nd Horn
Helen Varley (BT)

1st Bari
Richard Robinson (Stanstead Silver)

2nd Bari
Stuart Clough (Jaguar (Coventry))

Solo Trombone
Neil Samuel (Leyland)

2nd Trombone
Tim Morgan (Redbridge)

Bass Trombone
Richard Batten (Stanstead Silver)

Solo Euph
Shawn Pagington (Travelsphere)

2nd Euph
Tim Smith (Sellers)

Eb Bass
Chris Barnes (Besses)
Clive Zwanswinski (Desford)

Bb Bass
Sam Kind (Yorkshire Imps)
Matt Pearson (Jaguar (Coventry))

Percussion
Mark Handley (Stanstead Silver)
Graham Butcher (Kazakhstan Prize Winning Silver)

We did indeed descend on the same bar as before Aidan, although we left the dwarves behind this time.

Roll on October!

Sam

asteria
25.04.2003, 15:03
I think by the time it gets to the states trip i may have just about recovered from luxembourg! :shock:

To anybody thinking about going - if you can go then do, it's a fantastic laugh with a bunch of hilarious people, i don't think i've ever laughed so much in my life!

Didn't realise you were on here sam! Was it you who got the video clip of Lisa eating? That memory will haunt me forever!!!

Hi too to Elin, glad you had a good time, hope you're fully recovered now!! :D As for the smell on the coach, don't remind me!!

Any other Yabbs on here?

Helen

yorkie19
25.04.2003, 15:55
No, I think the video clip of Lisa eating was taken by Mr Handley. I certainly DON'T want reminding of that!

I do have two video clips. Both from the pub in Ettelbruck, one of us singing I am the Music Man, complete with actions, and one of In the Stores, complete with the comedy ending.

They'll be on general release over the next few days.


For the record, the bus smelt worse on the trip to Luxembourg last October. Although Mr Robinson altered the smell of the bus fairly quickly, we hadn't even left Upper Road last October!

Sam

YABBGB
25.04.2003, 17:09
Phil - We have the services of Mr Drury yet again for the summer trip to USA/Canada.

Good in 2 ways :-
1:- Damn fine player
2:- Great replacement for Frank when the arrangements become too difficult for him to conduct.

Maybe it's about time we dropped the 'Young' bit from the title.

Helen - I'm on here too. This is the forum I used to recruit Elin.

Rich Batten
YABB and Stansted Silver

Claire
25.04.2003, 18:23
Me too Helen!

It's me with the video clip but it hasn't come out too clear. (beurgh Aidan)

It's also side ways on cos didn't realise you couldn't rotate video clips like photos. oh well.

Glad you enjoyed your first yabb too.

And to both you and Sam, the toilet is far worse on a summer trip. You live with it every day in red hot temperatures!!

Claire
x

yorkie19
26.04.2003, 11:33
Yet another good reason for staying in Europe in August!

cornetgirl
26.04.2003, 16:11
Well, I'm glad the tour went well - despite seeing all your ugly mugs on the ferry at 6.30am on Saturday morning!!!! And Elin, why didn't you come and say hi!!!!!!!

Our tour went very well too and seems like it was just as alcoholic. Good to meet Helen V again after all these years courtesy of P&O!

Rach x

Roger Thorne
26.04.2003, 16:23
And Elin, why didn't you come and say hi!
By all accounts she couldn't stand up let alone talk! http://216.40.249.192/s/contrib/aahmed/tongue.gif

cornetgirl
26.04.2003, 16:27
Too true - I only hope my favourite godcornet Cornealia was better behaved than her mother or for that matter myself!

Rach x

PS: - These guys are hard cases - drinking on rough ferry at 6.30am while I was trying not to be sick with Harrogate!

twigglet
26.04.2003, 17:27
I didn't realise it was you Rachel on the ferry, or I would have come and said hello, I'm sorry!!

They are very much hard cases though you are right, I have never been exposed to a group of people so committed to drinking for 24 hours in a day than the YABB lot. They have certainly taught me a thing or two.

Word of advice though, playing third cornet off beats while being a bit battered is not a good idea. You end up playing mostly the right notes in mostly the wrong places! :roll:
:wink:

Straightmute
26.04.2003, 18:22
Sorry I didn't get to see you or Sam on the boat but I did get a word with Helen. We were drinking in the other bar...

D

Aidan
26.04.2003, 22:17
No, I think the video clip of Lisa eating was taken by Mr Handley. I certainly DON'T want reminding of that!

For the record, the bus smelt worse on the trip to Luxembourg last October. Although Mr Robinson altered the smell of the bus fairly quickly, we hadn't even left Upper Road last October!

Sam

Oh dear.. that 1st video wouldnt happen to be the Salamander would it? ;) ;)

and it wasnt robinson who struck first before we got out of franks road! Wasnt it the yabb-renowned chunder-boy, that guy from st helens???
but the floor was quite sticky with robinsons vodka :!:

neiltwist
27.04.2003, 02:35
st helens? who? geogeghan?

You wanna blow my what?
27.04.2003, 03:11
I'd go for it! But I know there's better players out there than me hehe :D plus it's costly....

yorkie19
27.04.2003, 12:22
Mr Robinson re-decorated the bus this time!

cornetgirl
27.04.2003, 12:36
Sounds like you all had a great time - while I can't make it for the summer trip due to work commitments, pls can I come after that???

Rach x

Aidan
27.04.2003, 14:46
no neil.. was some guy from st helens brass

lol sam.. did he beat the incredible chunder-boy's record tho? ;)

yorkie19
28.04.2003, 01:45
No. He gave it his best shot, however, he hadn't drunk enough pints in Yates'. Oh well, there is always the October trip. :wink:

Aidan
28.04.2003, 10:28
mwahahahah :twisted:
he gave "beeeuurgh" a whole new meaning!

asteria
28.04.2003, 12:46
I think Mr Motley, sorry Notley, got quite an impressive record for staying in the toilet the longest on the way back - i've never seen anybody look so green!! Talking of toilets, anybody know if Clive is better yet?!



And to both you and Sam, the toilet is far worse on a summer trip. You live with it every day in red hot temperatures!!

Oh my god, i think we're gonna need a more ample supply of pegs!! Just the thought of that smell makes me feel ill....... :?

As for blobbing in after drinking, nothing quite beats the president, heehee! :D

Helen

Claire
28.04.2003, 15:23
I received a text Thurs dinner time saying that 'after laxatives and a curry the a-bomb finally dropped'!!
Thinks he lost a couple of stone and says we should all be glad it didn't happen on the bus.

Claire
x