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    Thanks.....and did you agree with the results? ;)

    Thanks.....and did you agree with the results? ;)
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    They could gain, in the longer term. New visitors...

    They could gain, in the longer term. New visitors to their website, plus a lot of goodwill, which can go a long way!
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    How will you distinguish those who are using a...

    How will you distinguish those who are using a printout instead of buying a score from those who wouldn't have bought a score at all?
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    I'll go for this: 1. BMP 2. Parr 3. Eagley...

    I'll go for this:

    1. BMP
    2. Parr
    3. Eagley
    4. Old Hall
    5. Golborne
    6. Blackpool
    7. Greenalls
    8. Boarshurst
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    I see what you did there...

    I see what you did there...
  6. Thread: L&SC Entries

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    Is this intended or not to imply that students...

    Is this intended or not to imply that students aren't or can't be reliable full-time band members? (Ours are.)
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    It's also "the fault of CRB checks as to why...

    It's also "the fault of CRB checks as to why nobody volunteers"....we've already seen that one in this thread!

    Churches can be excellent venues for concerts, depending on the acoustic and the...
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    Are the noisy slides apparent to an audience, or...

    Are the noisy slides apparent to an audience, or is this more an issue just for players to deal with?
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    A very good point - plus, as has already been...

    A very good point - plus, as has already been mentioned, those opportunities are in any case not as widely-available as they once were.

    On the other hand, perhaps banding (or some bands) did come...
  10. Thread: L&SC Entries

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    'Percolate' is direction-agnostic, unless you're...

    'Percolate' is direction-agnostic, unless you're specifically talking about coffee.

    Meh. One of our younger players just departed our second-section band for a significantly more prestigious seat...
  11. Thread: L&SC Entries

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    I do wonder which of the more obnoxious and...

    I do wonder which of the more obnoxious and omnipresent commenters have ever had to deal with getting a full band on stage for a contest....
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    Can you give an example, please?

    Can you give an example, please?
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    It does?

    It does?
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    Quite right, Hobgoblin. There might be some...

    Quite right, Hobgoblin. There might be some students who just see depping as extra beer money, and some are already good enough to have seats in top bands, but there are plenty who want and need the...
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    Also, to be fully complete, it's worth...

    Also, to be fully complete, it's worth acknowledging that the Channel Islands are included in the L&SC region, and the Isle of Man and Northern Ireland within the North West, so bands from those...
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    Blimey, how the hell do you actually correct a...

    Blimey, how the hell do you actually correct a rhythm if you can't feel you can tell a section they're wrong?!
  17. Thread: Kapitol Rules

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    The average indoor concert is, though...

    The average indoor concert is, though...
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    It's difficult to recruit percussionists if...

    It's difficult to recruit percussionists if they're only wanted for one piece per year. A choice of repertoire during the other eleven months which actually involves them properly would go a long way...
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    Bear in mind that it doesn't just mean ruling out...

    Bear in mind that it doesn't just mean ruling out pieces with lots of percussion. If the rules standardise on two players, then pieces which only need one are also ruled out.
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    Whatever lineup you chose, it would eliminate...

    Whatever lineup you chose, it would eliminate myriad existing test pieces from future use.
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    Even if it proved possible to book venues to...

    Even if it proved possible to book venues to coincide, this would prove a real problem for those who play in one area and conduct in another. There's several examples I can think of straight away...
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    I doubt there exists a person who can achieve...

    I doubt there exists a person who can achieve this connection with every individual under the sun. Some can achieve it with far more than others, though, and then there are those who are oblivious to...
  23. Thread: Kapitol Rules

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    Every time any topic such as this gets raised,...

    Every time any topic such as this gets raised, the same response arises from some quarters: "too many bands, too few players".

    It will never be otherwise. There will never be a perfect player:seat...
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    Missed the edit window, but wanted to add:...

    Missed the edit window, but wanted to add: loyalty is something to be earned, not something that can be legislated. If a band has a particular problem with 'disloyal' members, they need to take a...
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    One transfer per three years?? Are you hoping to...

    One transfer per three years?? Are you hoping to drive out of the hobby anyone who moves location more than that frequently?
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