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  1. Thread: Whit Friday

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    Just a thought..Why do the organisers simply not...

    Just a thought..Why do the organisers simply not register bands on the coach? Stops all the runner malarkey and ensures the band are actually present.
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    There lies the sticking point. :( TBH though...

    There lies the sticking point. :(

    TBH though had a very enjoyable time at WoE contest, was made to feel very welcome and the organisers were very helpful and friendly, as were the other bands,...
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    It would be interesting to see what the numbers...

    It would be interesting to see what the numbers for each region would be if bands simply went to their nearest contest. Would save the bands a lot of money, but then when has sense and cost ever been...
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    Putting aside the obvious inflammatory nature of...

    Putting aside the obvious inflammatory nature of the opening poster a more interesting question would be "What proportion of brass players are female and how is that represented within the brass band...
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    Depends where you are in London I guess, if your...

    Depends where you are in London I guess, if your over the west side of London the Staines Lammas are a decent non-contesting band ( we have a wide range of standards from non-contetsing right up to...
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    Now thats really interesting as I've used a...

    Now thats really interesting as I've used a Warburton 4D with a 9* backbore with my Schilke for a number of years now and I'm have found it quite tight ( is the best expression I can think of ) in...
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    Sounds good to me. Personally I love the Butlins...

    Sounds good to me. Personally I love the Butlins format, whole weekend can take the family good entertainment ( mostly lol ) and an entertainment contest for the top bands. The French Open format was...
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    I know ;) but was trying to make a fatuous point...

    I know ;) but was trying to make a fatuous point to put things into perspective. :)

    I don't know Mr Morris personally and have never met him but I'm sure he's well aware that Bands can survive...
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    TBH I believe the BBE has just increased its...

    TBH I believe the BBE has just increased its relevance by stepping away from contesting and all the political baggage that goes with it. Now we have an organisation which can honestly say it...
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    huge well done to you guys!, we ( Alder Valley )...

    huge well done to you guys!, we ( Alder Valley ) were very happy with 9th ( after reading the 4barsrest comments we thought we'd be last! ) more so when you see the strength of the bands there!
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  11. Thanks. For once I don't disagree with them ( on...

    Thanks. For once I don't disagree with them ( on first section ) :eek:. Mind you First could be won by any one of about 6 or 7 bands, it's that tight this year.
  12. Looks like the All4Brass previews have now...

    Looks like the All4Brass previews have now dissappeared....and I daresay 4barsrest predictions will turn up saturday morning ( or Monday lol ). Hate being the last flipping region to play!
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    Poll: Perhaps the BBE should take this as a wake up...

    Perhaps the BBE should take this as a wake up call and an opportunity. Ditch the registry, if Kapitol want it let them have it ( personally I don't think it will make life any better or worse ), stop...
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    Poll: Well put. what we need is an organisation which...

    Well put. what we need is an organisation which doesn't have any involvement with contests and is able to help with the day to day problems of banding ( getting youngsters into playing, increasing...
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    My Son has a Reunion Blues which is excellent (...

    My Son has a Reunion Blues which is excellent ( expensive though, but given he travels to college and back and to London and back every week its worth it). Bachs are not too bad either ( I think that...
  16. Brass Ensemble in Surrey looking for a Tuba Player

    The Freedom Brass Ensemble is looking for a tuba player following the defection of our current one back onto euphonium! :(

    We rehearse once a month ( occasionally more if we have a concert ) in...
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    I'm going but not playing this year :-?, I have a...

    I'm going but not playing this year :-?, I have a great time there wether playing or not really missed not going last year. I always enjoy it, yes it's a bit pricey but its also good fun, my only...
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    cant be any worse than the current sorry state of...

    cant be any worse than the current sorry state of affairs. you never know it might be an improvement!
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    Wonder why they didn't Televise it? Was looking...

    Wonder why they didn't Televise it? Was looking for it on iPlayer on catchup tv and it was absent.
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    At last! I'm not alone! ( I enjoyed Pentacle...

    At last! I'm not alone! ( I enjoyed Pentacle still enjoy listening to it too )
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    Just got the results through : Position...

    Just got the results through :




    Position


    Band
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    And there was me about to put a comment about not...

    And there was me about to put a comment about not underestimating you either :) ( you were very good at Folkestone :clap:)

    Best of luck ( but not too much eh ;) )
  23. Was a fantastic time doing the Saint Seans, sadly...

    Was a fantastic time doing the Saint Seans, sadly I can't do the 22nd. But really recommend going along!

    Hope it all goes well Robb
  24. Lol yes I did spot myself hiding behind the...

    Lol yes I did spot myself hiding behind the bassoons :D.

    Would be great if you do it again next year!
  25. Just thought I'd say a quick thanks to Rob and...

    Just thought I'd say a quick thanks to Rob and all the organisers at BSO for a superb day! (and thanks for not making me transpose :clap: )
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