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    :clap::clap:

    :clap::clap:
  2. The regional committees are free to re-balance...

    The regional committees are free to re-balance sections, Midlands did this last year (or maybe the year before ?) to rebalance 3rd/4th sections
  3. and how do you decide the relative standards of...

    and how do you decide the relative standards of the bands?

    maybe a contest held every year and then perhaps look at the last 3 years?

    the 1st section is way too large, 3 down 2 up for a few...
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    Commission new test pieces in all sections for...

    Commission new test pieces in all sections for the next Areas
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    Monday's and Fridays for us Spread apart with...

    Monday's and Fridays for us

    Spread apart with time to digest the previous rehearsal also we have our own band room with a bar for apres band relaxation

    😃
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    I hate wearing the old 'lion tamer' jackets. ...

    I hate wearing the old 'lion tamer' jackets.

    They look old fashioned (at least 100 years out of date)
    They are uncomfortable to wear (made to measure but unfortunately they didn't measure me)...
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    I was in a discussion about the pros and cons of...

    I was in a discussion about the pros and cons of open and closed adjudication and a very week known conductor was against open adjudication because it is impossible not to judge with your eyes and...
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    If we don't trust our adjudicator we might as...

    If we don't trust our adjudicator we might as well give up.

    They do their best to give a honest opinion.

    That's it.

    Give them a break.
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    Is that what you were after? :-)

    Is that what you were after?

    :-)
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    Drawn first on Saturday, came 6h. A bit...

    Drawn first on Saturday, came 6h.

    A bit disappointed
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    Can't edit the post so I'll add some info. In...

    Can't edit the post so I'll add some info.

    In 13 years we have been drawn in the 1st half on 5 occasions, of these 5, 3 have been our worst 3 results taken as a proportion of the number of bands...
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    Good Draw = Good Result

    Another slow day at work so I've been having a look back at previous Area contests for my band.

    Over the last 13 years (best data I could find) it is quite clear that our best results have come...
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    I think we have one in the cupboard, if you can...

    I think we have one in the cupboard, if you can pop along Mondays and Fridays it's yours to use for as long as you like !

    :-)
  14. Thread: areas 2014

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    with the demise of Paddy Flower (what happened...

    with the demise of Paddy Flower (what happened there?) is there any form of prediction contest/comparison/bit of fun for the Areas this year?
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    so quite a few (every) band could be in trouble...

    so quite a few (every) band could be in trouble in March then?

    I dint think I've ever played at a contest where none of the parts were modified without the permission of the composer/ arranger
    ...
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    well here is my unofficial table BAND...

    well here is my unofficial table



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  17. why are cornet players told to use the biggest...

    why are cornet players told to use the biggest mouthpiece they can handle and bass trom players told the total opposite?
  18. Oh yes you can, with a bass trombone !

    Oh yes you can, with a bass trombone !
  19. So what is your position on large bore tenor...

    So what is your position on large bore tenor trombones and double plug bass trombones?
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    ODBBA 23rd February

    is a list of entries available?
  21. Thread: tMp on iPad

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    at least it's not just me :-)

    at least it's not just me :-)
  22. Thread: tMp on iPad

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    No

    No
  23. Thread: tMp on iPad

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    tMp on iPad

    Why am I not able to post on tMp from my iPad?

    The box opens but the keyboard does not.

    I don't have this problem on any other sites that i am aware of.
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    Midlands 2nd Section 13th Band

    Who is/are the 13th band in the Midlands 2nd section area contest?

    12 Bands played last year, 2 promoted, 2 relegated, 2 dropped in from 1st section, 2 come up from 3rd section.

    So where did...
  25. c) provide a good quality recording of each band...

    c) provide a good quality recording of each band - can be compared to remarks and see/hear what went well/wrong
    d) record and publish the adjudicators discussions - at least bands will know why 'x'...
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