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    That's the one, I seem to remember stopping in a...

    That's the one, I seem to remember stopping in a local B&B, as the first train from Birmingham (where I was living at the time) didn't get into London until early afternoon.



    I seem to remember...
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    Many thanks for posting that. I was there,...

    Many thanks for posting that. I was there, playing Eb Bass, along with my brother (who was on the cornet).

    I also played in the following Cyberband in 1997, in a college somewhere in the wilds of...
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    Shepherds have a full set of Bass mutes, which we...

    Shepherds have a full set of Bass mutes, which we like for the collapsability factor - you can split them in half and stick them in the bell of the instrument in the case, so there's less chance of...
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    OK, I'm game! :-D :-D

    OK, I'm game! :-D :-D
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    There may also be some relation to the...

    There may also be some relation to the traditional non-valved instruments in the British Military, namely the Bb Bugle and the Eb Cavalry Trumpet.

    ...but then again, I may be barking up a totally...
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    At Shepherds we have mushroom type covers for our...

    At Shepherds we have mushroom type covers for our copper timps. We also have what I belive is known as a Timp Skate, which is a triangular piece of wood with three large castors on the bottom - two...
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    I think I remember seeing something in the last...

    I think I remember seeing something in the last couple of months regarding Warmahorn closing down. I know not why, or indeed if they are going to return.

    As far as bell protection is concerned, in...
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    There was one done for the Rowntree Brass Band...

    There was one done for the Rowntree Brass Band (now Shepherd Group) Centenary in 2003, there's probably a couple left at the band room. I'm sure if you email our Senior Band Manager, on...
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    I wish they would roam in No Man's Land! Noisy...

    I wish they would roam in No Man's Land! Noisy <bleeps>!! :p:tongue:
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    It's happening, the organiser is my section mate...

    It's happening, the organiser is my section mate at Shepherds, better known on here as Toxophile. City of York Council have been involved in the planning of this event, as it uses one of the...
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    2012: Brass Bands: Winning the 1st Section...

    2012:
    Brass Bands:


    Winning the 1st Section (North of England) Area with Shepherds, coming 4th at UniBrass with the University of York Brass Band, 5th Place at the National Championships in...
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    When you're running around a football field, any...

    When you're running around a football field, any weight that can be got rid of is a bonus! :-)



    If it's bright silver (and being a DEG Dynasty it should be bright) it'll be chrome plated, if...
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    Sounds like a "G Soprano Bugle" as used by US...

    Sounds like a "G Soprano Bugle" as used by US Drum and Bugle Corps (and quite a few UK ones as well).

    They have gone out of favour in recent years as the Corps have converted to a Bb & F...
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    Blooming Brilliant!! :-D As an ex-marching...

    Blooming Brilliant!! :-D

    As an ex-marching bander myself, it's nice to see some innovation and humour in a band show! :-D

    It was also good to see the TBDBITL Alumni at the Durham Miners' Gala...
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    Please come and join in!! :-D

    Please come and join in!! :-D
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    Sticky: The University of York Brass Band have also...

    The University of York Brass Band have also entered the world of Twitter. :-)

    https://twitter.com/#!/TheUYBB

    Darryl
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    At Shepherds it's roughly: Cornets: 4/10...

    At Shepherds it's roughly:

    Cornets: 4/10
    Horns: 2/4
    Euphs/Baris: 0/4
    Trombs: 2/4
    Basses: 2/4
    Perc all use band stuff

    At Uni, all the brass use their own instruments, the percussion...
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    In the end we didn't do "Year of the Dragon"...

    In the end we didn't do "Year of the Dragon" (Phew!! :-o), just ran the programme for tomorrow night's concert in Selby Abbey and finished with another of Mr. Sparke's excellent pieces - "Tallis...
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    I shall be saving myself for this evening's...

    I shall be saving myself for this evening's rehearsal at Shepherds, I'll need all the energy I've got for that (especially if "Year of the Dragon" makes an appearance again!!) :-D

    Darryl
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    You mean apart from Grimethorpe Aria (1973) &...

    You mean apart from Grimethorpe Aria (1973) & Salford Toccata (1989)?

    :D

    Darryl
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    I remember Barrie, I'm sad to hear he's no longer...

    I remember Barrie, I'm sad to hear he's no longer with us. :-(

    I'm afraid that my memories are somewhat jumbled at the moment, due to prescription pain killers and I don't remember a great deal...
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    Hi Andrew, I'm afraid I haven't a clue about...

    Hi Andrew,

    I'm afraid I haven't a clue about Chris Lawn, I haven't heard about him for ages, but I can confirm that there's at least one other ex-St. Aidan's member in Brass Bands. Me! :-D

    I...
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    By the sound of it, the York contingent may well...

    By the sound of it, the York contingent may well be making a pilgrimage to the sacred land of Bratfud, so may well be able to join you in those esteemed premises!! :-D

    Darryl
    (*Still* not used to...
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    I'd say "Hi" as well, but I see you at band twice...

    I'd say "Hi" as well, but I see you at band twice a week!! :-D :-D

    Darryl
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    :eek: I know that a lot of people think that...

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    I know that a lot of people think that you can use EEbs instead of BBbs as they can play the notes, but I personally think (and I know a lot of people out there who think the same) that the...
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