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    I seem to remember that MakeMusic, who produce...

    I seem to remember that MakeMusic, who produce Finale, were bought out by a venture capital firm not long ago? A similar situation to Sibelius, asset-stripping by flogging one final major 'update' by...
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    Treating 'Muslim' as synonymous with 'immigrant'...

    Treating 'Muslim' as synonymous with 'immigrant' does cause difficulties....
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    It needs to be pointed out that there is no...

    It needs to be pointed out that there is no single or uniform 'Muslim opinion' about music. Some teachings are, indeed, emphatically anti-music. Other interpretations take a more contextual view of...
  4. Thread: Manchester

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    What's your definition of 'decent' commuting...

    What's your definition of 'decent' commuting time? Alderley Edge is about half an hour by train, but I suspect that if driving, you'd be needing a lot more time than that.

    For a change from 'big...
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    Watching the video, I couldn't help but wonder to...

    Watching the video, I couldn't help but wonder to what extent all other bands were given the same treatment, especially the bellowing of 'quiet!'...
  6. Eccles Borough Band (NW 2nd section, Salford): cornet & B flat bass needed

    We need a cornet (position negotiable) and a B flat bass, to join us in proving our worth in the second section since promotion. We've already notched up respectable results at Butlins and Blackpool,...
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    The euphonium retained the name 'tenor tuba' in...

    The euphonium retained the name 'tenor tuba' in Germany, too.
  8. Eccles Borough Band (NW 2nd section, Greater Manchester): sop & B flat bass needed

    Our band is continuing to improve, having established our credentials after promotion in January. Our soprano cornet has had to leave due to work commitments, and we also need a B flat bass....
  9. Soprano vacancy (Eccles Borough Band, 2nd section, Manchester)

    Our soprano cornet player has had to leave the band recently, due to increased work commitments, so we are looking for a replacement.

    Newly-promoted to the 2nd section, we've already notched up a...
  10. The rules now are pretty much those drawn up by...

    The rules now are pretty much those drawn up by Kapitol, aren't they? I don't think they make any allowance for arbitrary 'rebalancing' nor for regional committees to alter them, which certainly...
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    Whoever runs the New Forest Brass website...

    Whoever runs the New Forest Brass website deserves credit for getting tables for all regions up on the day! www.newforestbrass.com/gradings.php?area=1 (Naturally, these aren't official, mind!)
  12. Eccles Borough Band (NW 2nd section, Salford): Soprano & Trombone needed

    New to the second section, we've already made our mark, with second place at Butlins and sixth at Blackpool.

    Our sop player has had to move on due to work commitments, so we have a Yamaha Neo...
  13. Thread: Errata

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    Regarding score/parts discrepancies, I've started...

    Regarding score/parts discrepancies, I've started to suspect that publishers make the corrections on their computer files, but fail to dispose of the pre-existing parts which still contain the...
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    The Open University have a section dedicated to...

    The Open University have a section dedicated to preliminary music theory, which while not especially fun is at least high quality and free :) ...
  15. Front row cornet needed - Eccles Borough Band, NW 2nd section

    Just promoted to the 2nd section, we've already notched up a second place at Butlins, and are very much looking forward to the area contest and beyond.

    Mareika Gray has led the band to this stage,...
  16. Needed for Butlins: percussionist and cornet

    It's very short notice....but we've got a gap on our back row which we need to fill, and also need another percussionist. Borrows from other bands would be OK.

    Eccles Borough Band (rehearsals at...
  17. Cornet required: Eccles Borough Band, NW 2nd section

    With one of our cornet players having made a very successful transition to soprano, we now need a replacement on the front row.

    Having been promoted to the 2nd section for 2014, we're kicking off...
  18. Eccles Borough Band, NW 2nd section (from January): Players welcome

    We're an ambitious but friendly band based in Salford.

    In addition to vacancies for solo euphonium and basses, we're keen for players to come along for a blow at a rehearsal, especially if they're...
  19. Thread: Lancashire Day

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    Dirty Old Town...

    Dirty Old Town...
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    Ummm....they were prevented from driving? Dorothy...

    Ummm....they were prevented from driving? Dorothy Levitt would eat your balls for breakfast: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dorothy_Levitt
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    I'm hoping that Viola Time features in there...

    I'm hoping that Viola Time features in there somewhere, too! :)
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    What are you getting reported as the most popular...

    What are you getting reported as the most popular books?
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    Sticky: Please could the following thread be retitled to...

    Please could the following thread be retitled to "Eccles Borough Band, North West, 3rd section (2nd in 2014): Solo euphonium and B flat bass required"
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  24. Following our fifth place at the 3rd section...

    Following our fifth place at the 3rd section national finals, we have vacancies for solo euphonium and B flat bass. We'll be kicking off our 2nd section contesting with Butlins in January.
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    Apparently there's a total of four bands staying...

    Apparently there's a total of four bands staying at the Holiday Inn Gloucester-Cheltenham....who are the other three?
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