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    Actually, that would be a really good topic -...

    Actually, that would be a really good topic - probably better than the one I am doing. I wonder if it's too late to change....??? :confused: :-?
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    No, you didn't misunderstand at all - and there...

    No, you didn't misunderstand at all - and there are no right or wrong answers! I just thought from my own experience that a lack of finances might be a bigger issue for the future survival of bands...
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    There are some really helpful replies here -...

    There are some really helpful replies here - thank you so much, and keep them coming! I'm interested that there hasn't yet been much comment on the financial aspect of banding - or are bands all so...
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    Problems facing bands at the present time

    I'm about to start writing a thesis for a masters degree at the Open University on the issues that brass bands are facing in the current day and age; researching how bands survived similar problems...
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    No problem - I'm sorry if I misinterpreted what...

    No problem - I'm sorry if I misinterpreted what you wrote! We are looking forward to welcoming Epsom and Ewell Band (and all the others, of course!) to the contest on 1st March.
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    On behalf of ODBBA, please allow me to address...

    On behalf of ODBBA, please allow me to address some of the comments raised here.



    That is correct. Their contest secretary emailed me on the 1st February but the email got lost in the post...
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    Entries closed last weekend, and we have 21 bands...

    Entries closed last weekend, and we have 21 bands taking part. In no particular order:

    Championship


    The Medway Band
    Alder Valley Brass
    Newstead Brass
    Kidlington Concert Brass
    Aldbourne
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    Thanks to everybody who took part in today's...

    Thanks to everybody who took part in today's workshop with Dean Jones and Philip Sparke. It was a great day, and both composers shared very useful insight into their music. If you were at today's...
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    There's now just under a week before entries...

    There's now just under a week before entries close, and still we have spaces for a few more bands - especially in the 2nd, 3rd and unregistered sections (although entries from bands in other sections...
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    Just a quick reminder that entries close on...

    Just a quick reminder that entries close on January 31st, so there is still time to get your entries in!
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    2015 Area Test Piece Workshop

    An Invitation from the ODBBA

    On Sunday 25th January 2015 Dean Jones and Philip Sparke will be taking a test piece workshop in Yarnton (Oxfordshire), they will spend 2 hours each with bands formed...
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    ODBBA Winter Contest

    The Oxfordshire and District Brass Band Association are pleased to announce that entry forms for the Winter Contest (an own-choice March and Testpiece contest), to be held on March 1st 2015, are now...
  13. Thread: french horns

    by DaveR
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    French horns have something like a 5 and half...

    French horns have something like a 5 and half octave range, and a lot of the playing is in the area where the harmonics are so close together it's really difficult not to split notes. Imagine playing...
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    Duncan, this shouldn't be a problem. Rule 16: ...

    Duncan, this shouldn't be a problem. Rule 16:

    Bands must provide the ODBBA Contest Secretary with a list of the pieces that the band is
    going to play (including composer, arranger and publisher...
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    Spectators are very much welcome! I can't...

    Spectators are very much welcome! I can't remember the entry price off the top of my head, but it's around 5 for adults. It's held at Marlborough School, Woodstock, Oxford. The concert before the...
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    ODBBA Entertainment Contest

    The rules and entry form for the forthcoming Oxfordshire and District Brass Band Association Entertainment Contest (October 12th 2014) are now available for download from the ODBBA website....
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    ODBBA Entertainment Contest

    It's not too late to enter the ODBBA Entertainment contest next month. If you have played even a single concert over the summer, or entered the recent Wychavon contest, you are in the perfect...
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    We're glad to have you on board! If any other...

    We're glad to have you on board! If any other bands would like to enter, then it's not too late, and entry forms can be downloaded from the ODBBA website

    Dave
    ODBBA Secretary.
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    I am also a tenor horn player. When I went to 6th...

    I am also a tenor horn player. When I went to 6th form, I was encouraged to take up the French Horn as it would widen my options at while studying music at university. I wasn't hugely keen, but I...
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    Also a news article about him on the BBC -...

    Also a news article about him on the BBC - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cornwall-13927540
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    RIP Goff - a sad loss to the music world. ...

    RIP Goff - a sad loss to the music world.

    There was a nice tribute on BBC Radio Cornwall - including a performance of Calling Cornwall, which used to be their theme tune. You can here it on...
  22. Thread: James Watson RIP

    by DaveR
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    Very sad to hear this - I knew him slightly from...

    Very sad to hear this - I knew him slightly from the time I worked at the Royal Academy of Music. He was a nice man, and a phenomenal musician. A great loss.
  23. Thread: Historic Hymnals

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    Fantastic idea! Keep up the good work.

    Fantastic idea! Keep up the good work.
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    IIRC, there used to be a lovely arrangement of...

    IIRC, there used to be a lovely arrangement of this available, but it was pulled by the Bernstein estate. A real shame.
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    Think it was by Mark Freeh, but I could be thinking of an entirely...
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    Just to let you know that we have extended the...

    Just to let you know that we have extended the closing date by a couple of weeks. It is therefore not to late to get your entries in! Please come and take part - we guarantee that you will have a...
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