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    As with the bulk of their contesting and registry...

    As with the bulk of their contesting and registry rules, Kapitol have simply maintained what was in place before.
    As far as I'm aware this rule has been the same for decades (certainly the 30+...
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    I asked the same question several years ago...

    I asked the same question several years ago (http://www.themouthpiece.com/vb/archive/index.php/t-23031.html) - its Brian Smith
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    scaba Solo & Duet contest

    scaba held their annual solo competition at St Paul's College in Burgess Hill yesterday.
    Adjudicator John Winterflood enjoyed his first scaba contest and praised the high standard of music on show....
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    Current Kapitol rules state that each player can...

    Current Kapitol rules state that each player can only be registered with one accredited registry and may only play once in any round of Regional contests.
    For the purpose of those rules, the...
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    I'm not sure what that would change from the...

    I'm not sure what that would change from the current ruling which means noone can play in more than 1 band or 1 region anyway?

    And remember the current pool of adjudicators includes a lot of...
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    The Nationals (regionals and finals) are owned...

    The Nationals (regionals and finals) are owned and run by Kapitol, and its up to them what rules they operate (not the BBP registry or individual contest controllers).
    Its unlikely Kapitol will...
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    The rules are pretty clear - "one place lower...

    The rules are pretty clear - "one place lower than the lowest placed competing band". What you're talking about would be last place +2, which afaik has never been the case.

    Anyhoo, as a band...
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    I'm pretty sure you're both talking about the...

    I'm pretty sure you're both talking about the same thing...!

    If 11 bands played (aka competed), then last place was 11th. 11 + 1 = 12. Wakefield Met were given 12 points.
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    Kings Div have BBbs. No idea if they use them on...

    Kings Div have BBbs. No idea if they use them on the march or not though.

    National contesting rules state that bands must use instruments from a prescribed list - in theory there's nothing to...
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    As a contest secretary, I can confirm that there...

    As a contest secretary, I can confirm that there is absolutely nothing about pencil markings (allowed or not) in the National rules.
    As a player, my response to that directive would be to call it a...
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    We had a great day at The Hawth yesterday....

    We had a great day at The Hawth yesterday.
    Congratulations to the prize winners and big thanks to all competing bands and to Jane Stewart and the scaba team for a smooth-running, enjoyable contest....
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    scaba Autumn Contest 2014

    scaba's annual Autumn Contest will be held at The Hawth in Crawley this Sunday 28th September.

    Adjudicators:
    Paul Norley 3rd, Youth and 1st Sections
    Mike Kilroy 2nd and Championship...
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    I would think this starts with school. Sports...

    I would think this starts with school.
    Sports participation is obligatory, so kids get to try a selection and figure out what they enjoy and if they're good at it whether they want to or not.
    ...
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    I would ditto what both Rob and Gareth have said....

    I would ditto what both Rob and Gareth have said.

    Is there a training/junior/youth band anywhere near you that you could pop along to, to get some feedback/pointers and try a few different...
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    Thanks Pauli, its been a long time in the...

    Thanks Pauli, its been a long time in the planning and we have a group of very passionate and talented musicians and educators on board.
    Initial responses have been very positive... now we wait...
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    The Southern Counties Youth Band

    scaba is proud to announce the formation of the new Southern Counties Youth Band.

    Enrolling now for the 2014/2015 school year - all players of brass band instruments and percussion aged 12 - 18...
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    because then it wouldn't be showcasing "the very...

    because then it wouldn't be showcasing "the very best" in Welsh Bands, which is what the people paying to make the programme set out to do
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    The initial stated aim of the competition was to...

    The initial stated aim of the competition was to give "a unique opportunity for television audiences to enjoy the very best in Welsh bands, performing an entertaining programme to the highest...
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    yeah they were, I just hadn't hit the right...

    yeah they were, I just hadn't hit the right button to get them on the front page (blonde..... :p)
    And thanks!
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    A Section results: 1. Friary Guildford 2....

    A Section results:
    1. Friary Guildford
    2. Otterbourne
    3. BAE Systems

    Best soloist - Richard Straker (cornet), Friary Guildford
    Best March - Friary Guildford

    highest unplaced 1st section...
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    B Section results: 1. Amersham 2. LGB Brass...

    B Section results:
    1. Amersham
    2. LGB Brass
    3. Chinnor

    Best soloist - Dan King (trombone), Chinnor
    Best trombones - Amersham
    Best compere/conductor - Vickie Curran, Richmond youth

    Highest...
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    scaba Entertainment Contest 2014

    scaba's annual Entertainment contest will take place at The Hawth in Crawley tomorrow, Sunday 18th May

    competing bands:

    B Section (Youth, 3rd, 2nd section bands) ~ starts 10am

    1. St...
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    I guess it depends how you define "geek"........

    I guess it depends how you define "geek"..... Adam?
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    Some people can and do play both very well, and...

    Some people can and do play both very well, and (in my experience) the progression from bari to euph is more common in less-good bands. I think it happens a lot less with better players/higher...
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    I assumed that was a reference to thatbassplayer...

    I assumed that was a reference to thatbassplayer - his 'real' initials
    (and you're not that old!)
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