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  1. I've heard criticisms of third-section comments...

    I've heard criticisms of third-section comments at other contests, along the lines of "they're being too specific", "they're picking on individual points and players", "they should be commenting on...
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    Indeed. To an extent there's a catch-22...

    Indeed. To an extent there's a catch-22 situation, that it's hard to programme more music which makes decent use of percussionists while they aren't committed to being full-time members, and hard to...
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    Sure, there's people wanting to stir up ****....

    Sure, there's people wanting to stir up ****. However, there's nothing malicious or illegal about discussing facts: at the moment, B&R's website still lists Lingard as their principal cornet, and...
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    It's far more likely that any payments to him...

    It's far more likely that any payments to him would have been as a self-employed freelancer.
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    In trouble with whom? Unless a person is an...

    In trouble with whom? Unless a person is an employee, they can be 'sacked' without notice, for any reason or for none at all. About the only thing limiting that is equality legislation, and that...
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    Why? They wouldn't need to comment on the court...

    Why? They wouldn't need to comment on the court case to announce a change of personnel, assuming it has changed/does change.
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    It's worth pointing out that written percussion...

    It's worth pointing out that written percussion parts were omitted from some pieces for contest use - Kenilworth, for instance.
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    Percussion was banned at the very earliest Belle...

    Percussion was banned at the very earliest Belle Vue contests, i.e. long before the modern brass band line-up had been formalised. Some bands at the time used a lot of percussion, following a fashion...
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    I don't think that would have impacted on the...

    I don't think that would have impacted on the prediction in question.
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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...
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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...
  19. 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...
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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...
  24. Thread: Kapitol Rules

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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?!
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