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    scaba Autumn Contest 2015

    The scaba Autumn Contest will take place on Sunday 13th September at The Hawth Theatre in Crawley

    Our adjudicators for the day will be John Berryman and Nicholas Garman

    This is an own-choice...
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    That's definitely Dyke at the 2005 Euros -...

    That's definitely Dyke at the 2005 Euros - 'landmarks' in the playing and the cheers at the end are all the same
  3. Is that what YOU think? Or what you think...

    Is that what YOU think?
    Or what you think either Pauli or I were saying ? (in which case you are WAY off the mark.....) :-?
  4. Absolutely agree with you on point 1) Pauli. It...

    Absolutely agree with you on point 1) Pauli. It is a tricky one, which the local day transfer rules do help with, but obviously can cause an issue for some players for the Nationals

    Disagree on...
  5. "everyone" doesn't break the rules though.... its...

    "everyone" doesn't break the rules though.... its fairly evident that most players and bands do actually manage to stick to them without too many issues.



    The simplest answer is that rules are...
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    Registered charities can also claim gift aid on...

    Registered charities can also claim gift aid on Subs.....
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    Having played everything at some point except sop...

    Having played everything at some point except sop and BBb bass, my best advice to anyone considering a change would be to try everything first and see what feels right on your chops, rather than...
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    Absolutely agree! Where's that Like...

    Absolutely agree!
    Where's that Like button.......? :clap:
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    Because for most bands, the income from gigs...

    Because for most bands, the income from gigs doesn't cover their running costs.....

    Bandstands all over the country are paying less and less now, if anything at all, and ime the going rate for...
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    "too high" for what? What do the subs help to...

    "too high" for what?
    What do the subs help to pay for - rehearsal venue, equipment, music, percussion, MD....? And what else can you buy for the same amount of money?

    There have been a few...
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    Can't speak for anyone else, and definitely agree to a large extent with Moomin re. Facebook, but for me the biggest reason for the change compared with 5+ years ago is simply the number of wind-up...
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    Full result from today's contest: A Section...

    Full result from today's contest:

    A Section
    (1st & Championship section bands)

    1. Friary Guildford, Chris King. 93 points (58/27/8 )
    2. Soham Comrades, Jayne Murrill. 88 points (56/25/7)...
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    scaba Entertainments Contest 2015

    scaba’s annual Entertainment contest will take place at The Hawth in Crawley on Sunday 17th May.
    Our adjudicator for the day is John Maines.

    Section B starts at 9:25am:
    Amersham
    Chichester...
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    There are never any (official) recordings done at...

    There are never any (official) recordings done at the Spring Festival
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    Imho the best instrument to have is the one that...

    Imho the best instrument to have is the one that you feel most comfortable playing in tune and producing a sound that you are happy with..... my advice to anyone would always be to try as many...
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    Where's that been announced then?

    Where's that been announced then?
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    Is it really that crazy? There are bands near...

    Is it really that crazy? There are bands near the borders of every region who are arguably better placed to play in a different one, but there has to be some way of dividing the regions and so far...
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    that seems to imply the baritones are effectively...

    that seems to imply the baritones are effectively 3rd and 4th euphs? They're definitely not!
    In my experience of playing all 4 parts in a number of different bands, the ability (and difficulty of...
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    pmsl :) joking aside though, playing...

    pmsl :)


    joking aside though, playing baritone doesn't mean not-good-enough-to-play-euph any more than playing rep means not-good-enough-for-front-row
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    Interesting generalisation..... I don't know many...

    Interesting generalisation..... I don't know many bands where at least one of the baritone players isn't more able than at least one of the euphoniums :rolleyes:


    I don't think the score layout...
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    As with the bulk of their contesting and registry...

    As with the bulk of their contesting and registry rules, Kapitol have simply maintained what was in place before.
    As far as I'm aware this rule has been the same for decades (certainly the 30+...
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    I asked the same question several years ago...

    I asked the same question several years ago (http://www.themouthpiece.com/vb/archive/index.php/t-23031.html) - its Brian Smith
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    scaba Solo & Duet contest

    scaba held their annual solo competition at St Paul's College in Burgess Hill yesterday.
    Adjudicator John Winterflood enjoyed his first scaba contest and praised the high standard of music on show....
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    Current Kapitol rules state that each player can...

    Current Kapitol rules state that each player can only be registered with one accredited registry and may only play once in any round of Regional contests.
    For the purpose of those rules, the...
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    I'm not sure what that would change from the...

    I'm not sure what that would change from the current ruling which means noone can play in more than 1 band or 1 region anyway?

    And remember the current pool of adjudicators includes a lot of...
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