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    Bring it on, I can't wait! Best banding day of...

    Bring it on, I can't wait! Best banding day of the year. Looking forward to meeting the lads & lasses from Ohio brass band - wonder what they will make of the Prison Officers' Club....:D
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    Hmm - The adjudicators will know which half all...

    Hmm - The adjudicators will know which half all of the bands are in because they are only present at the 1st half of the draw and - hence my minor rant on 4br last year, but never mind ;) .

    Good...
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    Just in case anyone was thinking of booking...

    Just in case anyone was thinking of booking tickets in advance, contrary to what the Guild Hall website says there are no concessions for OAP's, only for kids under 16.

    Also there is a 50p...
  4. Signed. What a truly inspirational young man....

    Signed.

    What a truly inspirational young man.

    Liz Simpson x
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    Heard the piece for the 1st time last night, I...

    Heard the piece for the 1st time last night, I enjoyed it and agree it will go down well with the audience.

    I think it will all come down to interpretation - could be some interesting results.
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    Not a problem - we will string all the timps...

    Not a problem - we will string all the timps together and tow them along behind the bus. Sorted.
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    most definitely, the king of cheeses. Shame you...

    most definitely, the king of cheeses. Shame you will be missing out on the bus this time - for once we won't have a driver with a serious attitude problem! Ah well, hopefully Auntie Linda will...
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    laura it's gonna be a fab sunny day I know it....

    laura it's gonna be a fab sunny day I know it. And we are on the bus this time so watch out for you know who's cheese and garlic sandwiches!!

    Liz
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    Well I'm obviously going to vote for Les Palmer,...

    Well I'm obviously going to vote for Les Palmer, Reg Vardy - but I guess I might be just a teeny bit biased!


    can I just add that all Band Managers deserve a medal - the job they do is...
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    Ahhh Thugs Mansion - what wonderful memories :-?...

    Ahhh Thugs Mansion - what wonderful memories :-? Gaz has just reminded me of the conductor's remark during the rehearsal: " Bass trombone, I need you to give me some ironic vib!" Gaz desperately...
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    Getting excited now, just checked the weather...

    Getting excited now, just checked the weather forecast for Blackpool for Saturday and it says sunny, 21 degrees!

    Very best of luck to Reg Vardy. COME ON YOU REDS, YOU KNOW YOU CAN DO IT!!!!
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    Don't get me started!!!!:p I honestly don't...

    Don't get me started!!!!:p
    I honestly don't think you lot realise that you talk a different language to the rest of us. As a relative newcomer to the world of brass bands I can remember being...
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    Totally agree, I was sat directly in his firing...

    Totally agree, I was sat directly in his firing line in a box at the Albert Hall last year and he nearly blew me off my seat!

    And he's my mate too :clap:
  14. Totally agree, well done to everybody, especially...

    Totally agree, well done to everybody, especially our good mates at Felling.

    The usual highly entertaining journey home with a certain well known bass trombone player rounded off an excellent...
  15. I agree, but what about a bit of interest from...

    I agree, but what about a bit of interest from within the North East?
  16. Can't believe how quiet it is on here! Just...

    Can't believe how quiet it is on here! Just because everyone else has forgotten about their area contests, doesn't mean we have to!

    Come on everyone lets get behind all the competing bands at...
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    I thought this was brilliant Andy, well done. ...

    I thought this was brilliant Andy, well done.

    Liz
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    Bring it on! Really looking forward to it,...

    Bring it on!

    Really looking forward to it, only 4 hours 20mins till I'm on my way! First outing in new car too!

    Good luck to all competing bands.:tup
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    Hey Laura, how about we go in the gym or the...

    Hey Laura, how about we go in the gym or the pool after you've played instead of the bar?????:D :D :D :D
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    Check this out on Reg Vardy's "Cool" CD -...

    Check this out on Reg Vardy's "Cool" CD - stunning vocals from Ray Farr's daughter Natalie.
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    Totally agree. This is the only contest that has...

    Totally agree. This is the only contest that has a cat in hell's chance of drawing in a wider audience.

    I reckon anybody who enjoys live music would enjoy BIC, even if they had never heard a...
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    Definitely!;) I used to be a chocoholic but...

    Definitely!;)

    I used to be a chocoholic but have seen the light since I met a certain infamous geordie bandsman....
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    Totally agree Lucy, RV were excellent. Fantastic...

    Totally agree Lucy, RV were excellent. Fantastic reception from the audience, the band looked great in their new red waistcoats and really looked like they were enjoying themselves.

    Well done...
  24. Thread: Lookalikes

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    Lookalikes

    Do you have any good lookalikes in your band?

    Reg Vardy are priveleged to have Where's Wally? on sop, Constable Goody from the Thin Blue line on bumper up, and most famously of all - NED FLANDERS...
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    Agreed. The fact that the top bands usually do...

    Agreed. The fact that the top bands usually do well at Brass in Concert is surely not because of open adjudication influencing the judges choice, it's because 200 marks are awarded for playing and...
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