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  1. In my collection at home I have a new Shires with...

    In my collection at home I have a new Shires with trigger, as well as a Conn 88H and and 8H. Both my Conn's have the thinwall bell (8HT and 88HTO).

    My definite preference is the 8HT for 1st trom...
  2. Looking forward to the streaming of Brass in...

    Looking forward to the streaming of Brass in Concert. Nice to see that some organizers get it!
  3. I think they are missing out on some revenue...

    I think they are missing out on some revenue generating opportunities by not streaming it live. Even if they just limited access to non-UK ISP's, I am sure they could draw some decent revenue by...
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    The green books, which are actually called...

    The green books, which are actually called Caroller's Favourites, were published by the USA Eastern Territory and the arrangements were by Erik Leidzen.

    The great news is that they are not dead....
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    Beginner Brass Music

    In a couple of weeks time I am leading the "Beginner Band" at a music camp. Does anybody have any dead easy arrangements of anything I could use.

    Definitely want something that they would find...
  6. Who is the bass trom player? He's a beast!!

    Who is the bass trom player? He's a beast!!
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    I have an 8H bell for sale. It is five years old,...

    I have an 8H bell for sale. It is five years old, and is a Thinwall version (8HT). I can send pics and I will be in England in March so I could bring it over. Hard Conn case would be included.
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    Just announced at rehearsal last night - the...

    Just announced at rehearsal last night - the Canadian Staff Band will be attending!!
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    Here is hoping that the Canadian Staff Band makes...

    Here is hoping that the Canadian Staff Band makes it over. Then I can cross playing at RAH off my bucket list!

    Craig
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    Dudley Bright - Courtois Trombones

    Have just heard that Dudley Bright has been "recreating" the classic Conn Elkhart 88H with the folks from Courtois.

    Does anybody know anything more than that?

    Thanks!
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    This story actually made the National Post...

    This story actually made the National Post newspaper in Canada today. Probably the only thing they have ever written about a brass band!
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    I must actually say that I have quite enjoyed...

    I must actually say that I have quite enjoyed watching them. I think there has been a good sense of humour in them and i take them as they are meant to be - light hearted glimpses of life on the road...
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    I am a believer in the top player using a .525...

    I am a believer in the top player using a .525 bore and the second trom using .547. I think it helps differentiate from the baritones without having to blow the snot out of volumes to get the...
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    Poll: I switched to Conn's about 5 or six years ago now...

    I switched to Conn's about 5 or six years ago now when I was given one by the Canadian Staff Band to use. I liked it so much I went out and replaced my personal horns as well.

    Band horn: Conn...
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    This is an interesting thread and I do appreciate...

    This is an interesting thread and I do appreciate the honest responses. Only one thing caught my attention and I don't want to question motives but your avatar indicates that you just joined today...
  16. Fair enough, I will give you that one. Will be...

    Fair enough, I will give you that one. Will be good to hear the NYSB live again. (BTW - my wife makes me choose between band programs and golf!)
  17. Just put your foot down John! He he.

    Just put your foot down John! He he.
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    Adobe PDF allows you to protect a document so...

    Adobe PDF allows you to protect a document so that it cannot be printed or copied. For an example, check out the coupon offers on this website http://www.golfforeall.ca/offers.htm.

    You can't print...
  19. Derek Lance at Blazing Brass in Hamilton

    For anyone in Southern Ontario, Mountain Citadel in Hamilton will host its annual Blazing Brass concert on Saturday, February 10th.

    Guest soloist will be Derek Lance, trumpet player in the famed...
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    British Bandsman

    I was just looking at the international subscription prices for the British Bandman and am not sure why it needs to be 115 GBP ($250 CDN) to get a subscription.

    Certainly with today's technology...
  21. Pachelbel's Canon in D - Quintet Music Needed

    I need to purchase a brass quintet version of Pachelbel's Canon in D for an upcoming wedding. Don't feel like spending the money to buy the fancy Canadian Brass version for a 2 minute performance for...
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    Andrew Justice in Canada

    For any Canadians on the board, Andrew Justice (principal trom of the ISB) will be performing in two concerts this weekend in south-western Ontario.

    On Saturday night, Andrew will join Impact...
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    Jules, It is tough for me to give some...

    Jules,

    It is tough for me to give some thoughts on this as I do not in any way want to come across that I have any issues with Kevin as BM (I did leave the band at Christmas after 11 years - eight...
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    Robert Redhead is already retired and lives just...

    Robert Redhead is already retired and lives just over an hour north of Toronto in a place called Orillia.

    I know that Len is a great musician but he probably suffers from a lack of (or percieved...
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    Hi John: I don't know if the administration is...

    Hi John:

    I don't know if the administration is pro-band or not. All of the exposure I have had too them, including when I played in the CSB, was extremely supportive.

    I just think this next...
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