Search:

Type: Posts; User: halsasaurus; Keyword(s):

Page 1 of 9 1 2 3 4

Search: Search took 0.07 seconds.

  1. Replies
    90
    Views
    14,545

    I know but it has had two different spellings on...

    I know but it has had two different spellings on this thread and neither was correct.
    Just an observation
  2. Replies
    90
    Views
    14,545

    You meant Besses o'th' Barn didn't you?

    You meant Besses o'th' Barn didn't you?
  3. Replies
    38
    Views
    10,590

    It sort of makes sense if you are sharing out the...

    It sort of makes sense if you are sharing out the prizes
  4. Replies
    30
    Views
    4,912

    I can see the point that Arthur was making, that...

    I can see the point that Arthur was making, that it is the music that matters rather than the Band. This is evident in another quote I have from Arthur:

    My first day back at school in September...
  5. Replies
    30
    Views
    4,912

    Arthur Butterworth thoughts regardin Brass Band Contesting

    The quote is as follows
    After the war and my entry into orchestral life I felt that the very principle of musical competition and the brass band notably so, a flawed one.
    For, unlike a ball game,...
  6. Replies
    30
    Views
    4,912

    Brass Band Adjudicators

    I have been thinking about Brass Band Contesting after reading the thoughts of the recently deceased, Arthur Butterworth, with regards to contesting.
    He was definitely not a fan, but I personally...
  7. Replies
    85
    Views
    18,090

    Eccles

    Eccles
  8. Replies
    146
    Views
    19,102

    Brilliant and more or less the same for me. There...

    Brilliant and more or less the same for me. There was a surge in Banding in the 1970's I believe and so there should me lots more ex Banders in a similar position.
  9. Replies
    11
    Views
    902

    I tried to move from Baritone / Euphonium to...

    I tried to move from Baritone / Euphonium to Trombone for a bit of Variety and a challenge way back when. I probably taught myself the wrong way though i.e I saw a note and its relative fingering of...
  10. Replies
    146
    Views
    19,102

    Again, you are probably right, but I am talking...

    Again, you are probably right, but I am talking about the running of a Band Back Office. Contest secretary, concert Secretary, Equipment, Accounts blah blah blah. The Musical Direction of the Band...
  11. Replies
    146
    Views
    19,102

    Maybe you are right, but I would have thought...

    Maybe you are right, but I would have thought that this is the sort of age that is ideal. Hopefully retired from work, family all grown up and with a wealth of experience. All I am saying is that...
  12. Replies
    146
    Views
    19,102

    One thing that I have noticed about the Bands...

    One thing that I have noticed about the Bands that I have been associated with is that they are run by Committees that are made up from the playing members of the Band. I have watched this system...
  13. Replies
    146
    Views
    19,102

    This is such an important Topic and it saddens me...

    This is such an important Topic and it saddens me greatly that many of the Bands that I have played for since starting as a teenager in 1970 have disappeared. (Windsor Salford, Swinton, Greenway)....
  14. Replies
    18
    Views
    3,739

    Eccles Borough took 1st place in the 2nd Section...

    Eccles Borough took 1st place in the 2nd Section and 2nd Place in the 1st Section, losing out to Poynton by 1 point. I am pretty sure that Poynton are moving up to Championship Section as are at...
  15. Besses are looking for new players. The new MD,...

    Besses are looking for new players. The new MD, Dean Jones, has brought immediate success for Besses since taking over the role in May 2014. Prizes at Saddleworth Whit Friday Contest and Prizes at...
  16. Replies
    2
    Views
    1,945

    Where are the results posted

    Where are the results posted
  17. I have had the privilege of playing in a Band...

    I have had the privilege of playing in a Band with Dave King in the Middle. It was at the start of his Career as an MD but you knew that you were in the presence of someone very very special
  18. I moved back into Banding after a 20 year break...

    I moved back into Banding after a 20 year break with RUGBY being my passion. I think the way Amateur rugby Clubs are run in general is a great template for Banding. There is an Old Boy mentality...
  19. Replies
    2
    Views
    393

    Sounds interesting - I will give it a go later

    Sounds interesting - I will give it a go later
  20. Replies
    31
    Views
    3,305

    Before email and the like came the good old...

    Before email and the like came the good old telephone. A friend of mine used to refer to those that hid behind the Mouthpiece as "Telephone Tough Guys"
    What about a similar name for all the...
  21. Thread: Clowns

    by halsasaurus
    Replies
    14
    Views
    2,095

    Mr Chuckles ............. We've still got Mr...

    Mr Chuckles ............. We've still got Mr Chuckles .........
  22. Thread: Manchester

    by halsasaurus
    Replies
    3
    Views
    953

    Half an hour into Manchester by car in moderate...

    Half an hour into Manchester by car in moderate Rush Hour Traffic. Probably 20 minutes to half an hour on the Tram and probably a bit more on Busses
  23. Thread: Manchester

    by halsasaurus
    Replies
    3
    Views
    953

    Prestwich and Whitefield to the North Of...

    Prestwich and Whitefield to the North Of Manchester near to M60 Junction 17 have good Metrolink connections to Central Manchester. You get to see more trees and green spaces with Heaton Park being...
  24. Replies
    23
    Views
    3,234

    My son plays Guitar and when I went with him to...

    My son plays Guitar and when I went with him to buy a new Electric Guitar I reckon he tried out every one in the flipping shop. You are right that Brass Players should do the same, in order to find...
  25. Replies
    6
    Views
    1,311

    I bought a York 4 Valve Baritone back in 2008. I...

    I bought a York 4 Valve Baritone back in 2008. I struggled with sticking valves and had it fixed at McQueens. The problem moved from 1st to second to third and finaly to the fourth valve but once...
Results 1 to 25 of 218
Page 1 of 9 1 2 3 4