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    "Tintagel" ? ~ Mr Wilx

    "Tintagel" ?

    ~ Mr Wilx
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    https://www.google.co.uk/#q=tuba+rim+protector ...

    https://www.google.co.uk/#q=tuba+rim+protector

    ~ Mr Wilx
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    I believe you can buy rim protectors. I noticed...

    I believe you can buy rim protectors. I noticed one of the Boobs and Brass EEb players has a pink one.
    It's a shame they stopped putting a protective knob on the bottom bow of tubas. My 1982 Besson...
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    It is a great old piece. Dark music full of...

    It is a great old piece. Dark music full of drama, pathos and raw emotion ~ The ending is superb.
    It was 2nd Section at either Butlins or Pontins in 2006 ~ Kippax won under the talented and much...
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    That is a most impressive list Dave and you have...

    That is a most impressive list Dave and you have mentioned all my favourites, although I would promote some pieces and relegate others. I have a soft spot for three "Ancients", Diadem of Gold, Sunset...
  6. Thread: Band uniforms

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

    Where's that "Like" button ?

    ~ Mr Wilx
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    Some great choices there Dave, I bet you could...

    Some great choices there Dave, I bet you could come up with half a dozen for each of the earlier decades !

    ~ Mr Wilx
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    That's a very good point. If you were a Leeds...

    That's a very good point. If you were a Leeds United footballer (Eeuurgh) you wouldn't want to play in Manchester Uniteds strip (Even bigger EEuuurrgghh !)
    IMHO uniforms define an identity and...
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    I was always comfortable to wear uniform on...

    I was always comfortable to wear uniform on stage. It gave us a common identity and symbolised that I was one of a team that were united in pulling together to produce a musical performance that we...
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    This should be interesting. I reckon Seascapes...

    This should be interesting.
    I reckon Seascapes is still top section, Downland probably 2nd Section, Voa9th good quality 1st Section, Pageantry good 1st Section.
    I've heard all the others, but not...
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    Where IS that "Like" button? :) ~ Mr Wilx

    Where IS that "Like" button? :)

    ~ Mr Wilx
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    It's not the instrument that makes the player...

    It's not the instrument that makes the player it's the player that makes the instrument. A lot depends on the quality of what goes in the mouthpiece end !

    ~ Mr Wilx
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    Wise words. ~ Mr Wilx

    Wise words.

    ~ Mr Wilx
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    Unfortunately it's in the middle of our 3 week...

    Unfortunately it's in the middle of our 3 week tour of the South Coast so I can't attend. It will be a great day marking a landmark in the bands long history. Hope all goes well.

    Mr Wilx
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    Eh ? ~ Mr Wilx

    Eh ?

    ~ Mr Wilx
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    At last, a bit of light relief on here ~ Thanks...

    At last, a bit of light relief on here ~ Thanks guys !

    This forum needs more levity and fun before it finally draws its last post (excuse the pun).

    In the next few weeks I'm going to liven...
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    Your phone will ring continuously and they'll be...

    Your phone will ring continuously and they'll be queuing at your door ~ Your a very rare and valuable commodity !!

    ~ Mr Wilx
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    Now that would be a really good choice. A great...

    Now that would be a really good choice. A great piece and I wouldn't mind having a go at it again though the passage of time may have dimmed my abilities somewhat !

    ~ Mr Wilx
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    Truce ! ~ Mr Wilx

    Truce !

    ~ Mr Wilx
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    Isn't it time you changed your details to...

    Isn't it time you changed your details to "Complex camping old person" Steve lol ?

    ~ Mr Wilx
  21. Without a doubt ! ~ Mr Wilx

    Without a doubt !

    ~ Mr Wilx
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    Agreed ~ At Imps back in the day the Solo EEb...

    Agreed ~ At Imps back in the day the Solo EEb bass and Solo BBb bass sat together in the middle with the 2nds on the outsides ~ It was easier to organise the team that way.

    ~ Mr Wilx
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    In the 60s B&R had a great trom quartet that won...

    In the 60s B&R had a great trom quartet that won a lot of prizes. Colin Hardy (1st Bari at B&R at the time) was the 4th trom but reverted to baritone in the full band. They produced a beautiful...
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    Leeds Model Band in their 1960s contest winning...

    Leeds Model Band in their 1960s contest winning spree always sat the Sop on the end of the front row next to the PCornet.
    Also, in all my time at Imps in the 60s/70s the Solo trom sat in the middle...
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    Where's that "Like" button ? ~ Mr Wilx

    Where's that "Like" button ?

    ~ Mr Wilx
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