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    Really? Isn't that a bit like saying 'all bands...

    Really? Isn't that a bit like saying 'all bands have aspirations of playing in the top section'? There may be some that haven't. I know I've played in a 1st section band in the past that at the time...
  2. Yes, I think the first consideration for both...

    Yes, I think the first consideration for both band and player is 'Does what I want match closely enough with what they want?'. This is why honesty at the recruitment stage is so important.

    Of...
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    I missed it too, however I wouldn't mind guessing...

    I missed it too, however I wouldn't mind guessing at who the attacks were aimed at...
  4. Will you be playing 1st or 2nd tenor? I find I...

    Will you be playing 1st or 2nd tenor? I find I can get away with 2nd using a 1.5. I use a 1.5 when playing bass anyway.
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    I should imagine that he knows Nick Childs...

    I should imagine that he knows Nick Childs reasonably well. That contest takes place outside Nick's local...
  6. Thread: Rimmer Marches

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    Which might be why Wingates rejected it as their...

    Which might be why Wingates rejected it as their signature march...
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    Well-i-Hole in Greenfield is your nearest option....

    Well-i-Hole in Greenfield is your nearest option.

    http://www.well-i-holefarm.co.uk/
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    Never mind, you were in good company...

    Never mind, you were in good company...
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    Hands up who remembers this thread...

    Hands up who remembers this thread which contains several pearls of wisdom around the subject of transposition amongst other things...
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    My understanding is that the rule effectively...

    My understanding is that the rule effectively stops bands in the Spring Festival from borrowing players who played at the previous year's British Open. The band I'm playing with has a couple of...
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    Are you on the selection panel now? ;)

    Are you on the selection panel now? ;)
  12. Thread: Marsden Silver

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    Yes, apparently it's down to the strength of...

    Yes, apparently it's down to the strength of Welsh banding...
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    In my humble opinion it's the 6b you want. some...

    In my humble opinion it's the 6b you want. some think the valve register is stuffy because of the closed wrap and dependent set up, but I personally find it ideal as you can get a wide colour range...
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    Given their recent availability coupled with a...

    Given their recent availability coupled with a general lack of funds, I'd be surprised if they've been sold in any kind of number yet and where they have been sold, are probably still very much in...
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    So basically then, anybody with recorded material...

    So basically then, anybody with recorded material (and/or printed sheet music of it) to sell via digital channels needs to carefully think about their online strategy, with recordings of full works...
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    I could be wrong but I'm guessing some of the...

    I could be wrong but I'm guessing some of the recording companies have already looked at this and found it to be a financial model that's not worth the risk. KMJ Recordings can probably shed some...
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    Who on earth told you that? The point of...

    Who on earth told you that?

    The point of contests is to make money for the organisers. They were never set up to help bands improve themselves.

    The benefit of improving as a band means you're...
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    That may very well be true, but the issue here is...

    That may very well be true, but the issue here is that it is for the owner of the copyright to decide whether they want to promote their music in this way and nobody else.
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    Did you pass?

    Did you pass?
  20. Here. (https://itun.es/i6FV54d) The line about...

    Here.

    The line about getting pulled off by Rudolf is my favourite...
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    I've been playing on a Duo Gravis for over 5...

    I've been playing on a Duo Gravis for over 5 years now and find it's an ideal instrument for a brass band. Very easy to get plenty of focus in the sound which helps me to sound like a trombone in...
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    As far as I'm aware, they're open to members and...

    As far as I'm aware, they're open to members and non members. BBE have asked hosts to help with the promotion of the events. Other than here, the Marsden one has also been posted on various band...
  23. I don't doubt that, I thought there might have...

    I don't doubt that, I thought there might have been revisions moving them up the list, not down.
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    (In reply to Mattthebass) BBE are doing just...

    (In reply to Mattthebass)

    BBE are doing just that, albeit in a slightly different way. Events have already taken place in Cheshire and the North East with further ones planned for other areas of...
  25. Mark Wilkinson isn't able to play for Foden's due...

    Mark Wilkinson isn't able to play for Foden's due to a lip injury. They're playing a man down as it's happened within the week deadline for sign ups. Does this alter your predictions in any way?
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