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    Exactly, my comments were based on the opinions...

    Exactly, my comments were based on the opinions of many 1st Section banders of my acquaintance who have expressed disappointment in the Area tests in recent years.

    Mr Wilx
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    You say "apparently" ill formed judgement ~ So...

    You say "apparently" ill formed judgement ~ So therefore you don't actually know if the judgement is ill informed or not. Could you be kind enough as to clarify what in your opinion makes my...
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    That's an excellent formula. The contest panel...

    That's an excellent formula. The contest panel should work by those stipulations. I honestly don't think the panel that picks the pieces really knows what a First Section Band is. It's an unknown...
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    They ought to give pieces like Spectrum, Symphony...

    They ought to give pieces like Spectrum, Symphony of Marches, Long White Cloud, Pageantry, Un Vie de Matelot etc another outing. Not necessarily those pieces but pieces that contain a similar content...
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    A bit like a musical version of the Kings New...

    A bit like a musical version of the Kings New Clothes ~ Strip away the flash bang wallop and prestissimo semiquavers at extremes of the range and there's no underlying music. They might as well set...
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    Exactly ! ~ Mr Wilx

    Exactly !

    ~ Mr Wilx
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    Were's that "Like" button ? ~ Mr Wilx

    Were's that "Like" button ?

    ~ Mr Wilx
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    My feelings exactly. Flash bang wallop music is...

    My feelings exactly. Flash bang wallop music is just that, a lot of hard to produce noise that is offensive to the ear. As Mello suggests, more folk would attend contests and stay the course if they...
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    There's always more to find in a piece of music...

    There's always more to find in a piece of music or more you can put into it if you look for it.
    I know that sounds a bit twee, but a performance can always be improved upon. I bet Michael Angelo got...
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    That's a good solid logical argument ~ I agree. ...

    That's a good solid logical argument ~ I agree.

    ~ Mr Wilx
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    Exactly ! ~ Mr Wilx

    Exactly !

    ~ Mr Wilx
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    You know, I think that the 1st Section piece...

    You know, I think that the 1st Section piece every year should be a previously recently used Championship Section test piece. After all, these bands have aspirations to play in the higher section and...
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    A new march "Dontology" ~ Mr Wilx

    A new march "Dontology"

    ~ Mr Wilx
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    "Clown Imperial" ~ Mr Wilx

    "Clown Imperial"

    ~ Mr Wilx
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    "Clownland Suite" Mr Wilx (Sorry)

    "Clownland Suite"

    Mr Wilx (Sorry)
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    Do you mean the older Priest or the younger ? The...

    Do you mean the older Priest or the younger ? The young Priest was Stephen Tompkinson who's Inspector Banks now. I've seen him in loads of things. He never seems very convincing to me.

    ~ Mr Wilx
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    Can't we have pies and burgers and Kentucky fried...

    Can't we have pies and burgers and Kentucky fried and fish and chips and battered Mars bars and drink gallons of Guinness etc..... and get really fat (and ugly) and waddle around insulting each other...
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    I've played under a couple ~ It wasn't funny at...

    I've played under a couple ~ It wasn't funny at all.

    ~ Mr Wilx
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    Neither does this thread now, it seems to have...

    Neither does this thread now, it seems to have irretrievably lost its way ~ Time to move on I think.

    ~ Mr Wilx
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    50/50 I reckon. ~ Mr Wilx

    50/50 I reckon.

    ~ Mr Wilx
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    I will join you in that sentiment. They...

    I will join you in that sentiment. They introduced me to classical music and enriched my life immeasurably.

    Mr Wilx
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    Now who's going to tell that guy that he doesn't...

    Now who's going to tell that guy that he doesn't know what he's talking about ?

    ~ Mr Wilx
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    Absolutely right, you've nailed it ~ Brass band...

    Absolutely right, you've nailed it ~ Brass band credo.

    Mr Wilx
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    Ah you're floundering and flannelling now ~ Just...

    Ah you're floundering and flannelling now ~ Just do the right thing, it's painless and you'll feel so much better :)

    ~ Mr Wilx
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    Well I'd better pack in now then Ha ! Ha ! ~ I...

    Well I'd better pack in now then Ha ! Ha ! ~ I know Red October is in rant mode, and he is quite within his rights to lambast rude and arrogant jobsworths, but he is out of order using terms of...
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