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    What happened to Paddy?

    Sorry if the question has been asked before but I do miss the odds on the various contests.
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    Good to hear that. I was gutted when the backers...

    Good to hear that. I was gutted when the backers pulled the plug for this year, but have to say their reasons were starting to be a worry for me.

    To reassure anyone, as soon as I was told the...
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    Oddly enough I wrote a blog post about moving to...

    Oddly enough I wrote a blog post about moving to Bass from a higher register instrument. I moved from trumpet to Eb bass and never looked back. Eventually finished up on BB and will agree that the...
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    I do wonder how many of those critical of this...

    I do wonder how many of those critical of this group have posted in glowing terms about Mnozil Brass?

    It is interesting to note I read this thread after reading a thread on "where have all the...
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    Calling all Bass Players

    I previously mentioned a crazy idea to get as many Bass Players as I could together to try for the World Record Tuba Ensemble.

    i have arranged with the organisers of Brassed On in York to do this...
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    My friends kids go to Heritage School and when...

    My friends kids go to Heritage School and when this story broke, I was sent a text by their dad asking if the head of the school was either in on the joke or was he the target of the joke. I don't...
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    On the coach with Shepherd Group Band heading...

    On the coach with Shepherd Group Band heading back to York now, pleased with our 5th place.
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    Got to have my money on Shepherd Group, a virtual...

    Got to have my money on Shepherd Group, a virtual 50 please Paddy.
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    Carnage is probably an understatement Ian. ...

    Carnage is probably an understatement Ian.

    The current record is for playing 15 Christmas Carols, we're hoping for something more spectacular than that. The rules about the music are fairly...
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    Tuba Ensemble World Record Attempt

    Earlier this year, a few like minded individuals got together on Facebook and created the Bass Players Union where we discuss matters of interest to bass players. The group has grown in size and once...
  11. I've read the actual paper and the research was...

    I've read the actual paper and the research was into carefully controlled periods of breath holding with no respiratory effort. This would be of benefit to free divers where not breathing for...
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    Aren't the same arguments coming up again? I...

    Aren't the same arguments coming up again?

    I heard complaints that a percussion prize couldn't be awarded when the 1st section test was Moorside Suite a couple of years ago and the percussion...
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    Rather than speculation on next years test...

    Rather than speculation on next years test pieces, 4BR have just made the following announcement:

    "Marin Ellerby's 'Electra' has been chosen as the set work for the 2102 British Open Championship...
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    So now we wait for the rest.................

    So now we wait for the rest.................
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    No, Shepherd Group Band from York play for them.

    No, Shepherd Group Band from York play for them.
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    Not an individual criticism I can assure you and...

    Not an individual criticism I can assure you and I would love to see more people taking up the tuba. I have seen many bands where players migrated to BB as they progressed through the sections and...
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    It is a very different situation now, the...

    It is a very different situation now, the Shepherd Group Band, formerly Rowntrees has quite a few players who went off to play at RI and then came back. We have RI players dropping in at Sheprd Group...
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    I'm not going to get too grumpy, but why do...

    I'm not going to get too grumpy, but why do people suggest that if they might not make the grade on a horn or cornet, they might have a better chance on BB? There seem to be quite a few bands peeps...
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    To be played at a dynamic of fffff to emphasise...

    To be played at a dynamic of fffff to emphasise 11 on the amp and accompanied by dancing dwarves being lowered to the stage in front of the horns. Trombones to start playing locked inside a coffin.
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    Seems to be rather a lot of bass players posting...

    Seems to be rather a lot of bass players posting in this thread. Are we the only ones reading this? Interesting to see the bands were up against later this year, quite a few who underestimated us at...
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    Northern bias, wor lass would say had away and...

    Northern bias, wor lass would say had away and ****e. What about the Northern Bands, there are bands north of Bradford you know, banding doesn't end at Queensbury. :D
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    Looking at the results and grading tables, it...

    Looking at the results and grading tables, it looks like Shepherd Group and Westoe are tied on the best aggregate scores and according to the rules are both promoted to the top section. I guess we...
  23. Thread: Worst Gig

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    The one where the bands elderly conductor got...

    The one where the bands elderly conductor got lost in the middle of a dreadful piece of Christmas Music, stopped in the middle of the piece and made the band start the piece again from the beginning....
  24. Northumbrian Smallpipes The Breamish / Wild...

    Northumbrian Smallpipes
    The Breamish / Wild Fells of Wannie

    I did make a set of Smallpipes at night school!

    Pete Scott
  25. Let's get this into perspective and stop acting...

    Let's get this into perspective and stop acting like Daily Mail columnists. We all make mistakes online from time to time. I teach OU students about Netiquette and have got things wrong my self. A...
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