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    When the referendum was held on Welsh devolution...

    When the referendum was held on Welsh devolution I, as an Englishman temporarily in Wales, could vote, whereas my wife, a Welshwoman temporarily domiciled in England, was excluded. I'm really...
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    Here's the link to the Listen to the Band page...

    Here's the link to the Listen to the Band page with the winning performance:

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b006wrvg
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    Not long to wait now: World of Brass advertising...

    Not long to wait now: World of Brass advertising the 2015 Regionals cd as being available from Saturday 20th September.
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    The BBC recorded all the performances and there...

    The BBC recorded all the performances and there is a feature on Listen to the band this Thursday evening. If I remember from last year they had the winning performance available to listen from the...
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    Smithills Band always seem to maintain a good...

    Smithills Band always seem to maintain a good number of players from an Asian background, but it doesn't look as if many choose to continue playing once they leave school.
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    Good to see you on the end there - well-directed...

    Good to see you on the end there - well-directed performance and a great result.
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    It is available with piano accompaniment in one...

    It is available with piano accompaniment in one of the USA Eastern Territoriy's solo albums:

    http://www.music.use-salvationarmy.org/pubs/solo.html (Album 5)

    The JWPepper site lists the band...
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    Just a little clarification regarding the...

    Just a little clarification regarding the Salvation Army use of the term 'adherent': it was recognised some time ago that there were those who were linked with the SA, and frequently worshipping...
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    Many of the tunes we now think of as hymn tunes...

    Many of the tunes we now think of as hymn tunes have their origins as secular songs or folk songs. The Salvation Army has certainly published Myfanwy with words, and it has been sung as such by SA...
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    Whilst I know what you are saying, there are also...

    Whilst I know what you are saying, there are also instances where involvement on an informal basis has led to a fuller commitment. At a recent concert by the Solent Fellowship Band it was pointed...
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    There are several aspects to this question, and...

    There are several aspects to this question, and different locations may well have resolved it in their own way.

    Membership of a commissioned Salvation Army Band is limited to those who have signed...
  12. Ordered and looking forward to hearing it.

    Ordered and looking forward to hearing it.
  13. Please note that personal attacks are not...

    Please note that personal attacks are not acceptable, and apologies for having to also delete some valid responses to the original post. Please keep any negative comments in general terms, ie manner...
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    Sorry for only just approving this, which means...

    Sorry for only just approving this, which means the broadcast time has passed. It can still be accessed via the BBC i-player service:

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b047zt4v
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    You wonder if he'd be better off with Percy...

    You wonder if he'd be better off with Percy Grainger's 'Gumsuckers March'!
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    Sticky: Done :)

    Done :)
  17. Done - glad to hear you had a good time!

    Done - glad to hear you had a good time!
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    One question with a transcription/arrangement...

    One question with a transcription/arrangement concerns the intention: is it simply to reproduce the original as closely as possible using the instruments available, or is it to bring something fresh...
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    I am sure we would all thank you for that...

    I am sure we would all thank you for that clarification, Chris, and trust that your future involvement with brass bands will continue to be positive.
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    I enjoyed the series, but I personally found it...

    I enjoyed the series, but I personally found it somewhat of an anticlimax not having a proper play-off, and it could have been interesting to see how the bands responded to the remarks made following...
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    The Db piccolo was certainly pretty standard,...

    The Db piccolo was certainly pretty standard, many arrangements well into the 20th Century still including Db piccolo parts.
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    We do seem to be going round in circles with this...

    We do seem to be going round in circles with this one, but I would take issue with your final statement. The competition is an entertainment event that pits very different groups against each other,...
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    George Hicks

    I'm sure tMPers will be sorry to hear of the passing this afternoon of George Hicks, grandfather of regular poster Chris, and father to two excellent euphonium players in Andrew and Paul.

    He and I...
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    I agree they were convincing winners. Felt sorry...

    I agree they were convincing winners. Felt sorry for Tylertown's soloist who did not have a good day, and agree with the commentators that it could have done with a bit more 'oomph'. Wasn't realy...
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    You're the one who raised it in Post #40: anyway,...

    You're the one who raised it in Post #40: anyway, there's no disgrace in coming last in a field of such quality.
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