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  1. If everyone breaks the rules, maybe they are not...

    If everyone breaks the rules, maybe they are not very good rules?

    there is very little money involved, whit Friday & butlins apart, so relax all the silly registration rules and let us all play...
  2. Thread: Band subs

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    Comparing band subs with other activities,...

    Comparing band subs with other activities, brownies, golf, footbal, etc is not a very good comparison.

    these other hobbies do not play, and get paid for, public performances. If a band is busy,...
  3. Thread: Band subs

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    [QUOTE=Ianroberts;859579] Or or maybe a...

    Or or maybe a professional musician trying to earn a living?
  4. Thread: Band subs

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    If several people have decided not to join the...

    If several people have decided not to join the band because the subs were too high, maybe they are too high for what is being offered?


    could be saying that another band was offering a better...
  5. Thread: Cory changes

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    :clap::clap::clap: The exception that proves...

    :clap::clap::clap:

    The exception that proves the rule.

    Though he does live in south oxfordshire, goodness knows what they are like down there !
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    Hatfield Appeal

    http://www.4barsrest.com/news/detail.asp?id=20416#.VXFtP89VhBc

    what is this about?

    Sounds like a worrying development if a band is looking into "external channels", I can only think they mean a...
  7. Thread: Whit Friday

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    we bought an old set of jackets from a band that...

    we bought an old set of jackets from a band that no longer needed them - no longer in a state where they could be used again
  8. Thread: Whit Friday

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    Not disqualified, just placed last until...........

    Not disqualified, just placed last until........ 😅😅😅😅😅
  9. Thread: Whit Friday

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    But no bands complained about us, Thriller brass?...

    But no bands complained about us, Thriller brass?

    dyke are a fantastic band, if they broke the rules then fair enough, doesn't change the fact that the adjudicator placed them first

    a great day...
  10. Thread: Whit Friday

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    http://www.4barsrest.com/news/detail.asp?id=20393#...

    http://www.4barsrest.com/news/detail.asp?id=20393#.VW7nh89VhBc

    oh dear, name & shame
  11. Thread: Whit Friday

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    :clap::clap::clap:

    :clap::clap::clap:
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    That is such a shame. while I'm grateful fir...

    That is such a shame.

    while I'm grateful fir the introduction to brass bands at the SA gave me it also installed a certain moral attitude as well.
  13. Thread: Cory changes

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    So much for all the garbage about sackings, etc ...

    So much for all the garbage about sackings, etc

    http://www.4barsrest.com/news/detail.asp?id=20389#.VW3Il89VhBc

    and if you cant be bothered to read the article, a quote from Phil Harper

    "Owen...
  14. Poll: 1st Innings Ballance b Boult 29 87 67...

    1st Innings


    Ballance

    b Boult
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    Another thought, how many players are encouraging...

    Another thought, how many players are encouraging their own children to play?

    In the couple of bands I'm involved with there are:
    2 father & sons
    1 mother & daughter
    1 son who's mother plays...
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    How many bands run junior bands, separate from...

    How many bands run junior bands, separate from any music in school?

    Do the Salvation Army still have junior bands, that's where I, and many others, learnt to play a brass instrument?
  17. Thread: Whit Friday

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    Oi ! I resemble that remark :-)

    Oi !

    I resemble that remark

    :-)
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    If ands never attempted challenging pieces how...

    If ands never attempted challenging pieces how would they improve?

    yes, they may not play them perfectly, but has the challenge improved them? I think it has then it's done the job.

    also, it's...
  19. Thread: Whit Friday

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    Where can you get the full results?

    Where can you get the full results?
  20. Thread: Whit Friday

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    keep an eye out for Thriller Brass

    keep an eye out for Thriller Brass
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    Physically BBb bass is the most challenging...

    Physically BBb bass is the most challenging instrument in a brass band, I have played all of them except Eb Sop and Flugel.

    technically it may not get as many notes to play but unless you've had a...
  22. Thread: Cory changes

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    Thats not quite what the article says. "It has...

    Thats not quite what the article says.

    "It has been a very difficult decision to make, but I feel that this is the right time," he said.

    Not booted out, decided to end his time with the band.
    ...
  23. Poll: Gillespie and Langer ruling themselves outof the...

    Gillespie and Langer ruling themselves outof the running as the England coach, I wonder iof this has anything to do with them not being allowed to pick the squad/team without outside influence.
    ...
  24. https://musescore.org/ ...

    https://musescore.org/

    https://noteworthycomposer.com/


    Sometimes the exercise of entering the notes, and correct rhythms, is enough to help.
    I'm not very quick with entering the data so, in...
  25. I have on occasions put a tricky section into a...

    I have on occasions put a tricky section into a notation package, there are some free ones about, so that I could hear the correct rhythm and notes.

    Gives those of us that aren't great musicians...
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