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    Good call. Try and resurrect contests that would...

    Good call. Try and resurrect contests that would have a General Public profile though. Try and provide entertainment as well as catering for just the Brass Band Community. Try and get some Brand...
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    How many Bands are there in your region whether...

    How many Bands are there in your region whether contesting or not?
    Or do you mean 100k for the whole UK?
  3. Besses o'th' Barn Band research - ex Players/Members Records

    Besses is approaching its Bicentenary Year in 2018. We know that it has had name changes over the past 200 years and was not a true "Brass Only" Band until 1853 but we are working from the Original...
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    I thought that he played for Man Utd?

    I thought that he played for Man Utd?
  5. You would like to think that this is what is...

    You would like to think that this is what is going to happen. I cannot think of any other Competitive Activity where you are not allowed to replace an injured team member. You should only lose your...
  6. Thread: Ray Payne

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    Just a note to support the above. Ray has just...

    Just a note to support the above. Ray has just refurbished Besses o'th' Barn Timps and saved us a fortune in replacement costs.
    He did a great job
    Steve
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    There is the original Joseph Hampson Biography of...

    There is the original Joseph Hampson Biography of Besses o'th' Barn Band that covers 1818 - 1892. There are original copies knocking around on the Web but we have had it republished on Lulu and it is...
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    Besses may be going (2nd Section)

    Besses may be going (2nd Section)
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    I believe that she played with Besses in the...

    I believe that she played with Besses in the 1950's

    There was an article in 4BR
    Was the remarkable Gracie Cole the first female to play with Grimethorpe in a contest - some 68 years before Sheona...
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    Also, what about Gracie Cole Gracie Cole was...

    Also, what about Gracie Cole
    Gracie Cole was born on 8 September 1924 in Rowlands Gill, County Durham.[1] Her father Albert moved to Yorkshire in search of work as a miner when Gracie was two years...
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    Found this Bandsman cutting ref Besses and3444...

    Found this Bandsman cutting ref Besses and3444 first female player
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    Brass band Audiences

    I am a 1970's player that took a 20+ year break and returned to Banding in the 2000's. I remember that the usual Audiencees were in their senior years in the 1970's and 1980's and this seems to be...
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    Sounds close to the truth to me. It seems like...

    Sounds close to the truth to me.
    It seems like the old story of The Emperor with No Clothes. We can all see what the truth is but it needs someone to point out the obvious
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    Her first record choice on Desert island Discs...

    Her first record choice on Desert island Discs was a Brass Band playing Largo. She apparently loved Brass bands. Being a bit cynical, I instantly thought about all the Colliery Bands and how many of...
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    I play a York 4 valve Baritone and moved from a...

    I play a York 4 valve Baritone and moved from a 6BM (I assume that this is similar to a 6BS) to an Ultra SM6B and hated it at first. I really struggled to adjust but it has grown on me and I would...
  16. Besses o'th' Barn Band player vacancies

    Besses have vacancies for Cornet Players to complete the current Band line-up under MD Alan Wycherley
    Regular Band rehearsals are Tuesdays and Thursdays 8pm-10pm at the Besses Bandroom in Whitefield...
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    At Besses we have been playing some Dean Jones...

    At Besses we have been playing some Dean Jones such as Glorifico Aeternum which is SA music I believe. It is very very good
  18. Besses o'th' Barn Band, Whitefield (1818 - 2012)

    Besses are looking for BBb Tuba, Baritone and Cornet (possibly soprano) to complete the current line up.
    There are high profile concerts booked for the summer (e.g Full day out at Lanercost,...
  19. Besses o'th Barn Looking for players for Whit Friday Contests Tameside

    Besses are looking for cornet, Tubas, flugal and baritone
    Coach leaving from Whitefield (M62 Jn 17) at 4pm
    Refreshments provided by Morrison's (Whitefield)
    It would be nice to take a full coach of...
  20. Besses are looking for Eb and Bb Bass for Whit Friday.

    Are there any players out there that could help out?

    Steve
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    All are excellent posts and reflect everyones...

    All are excellent posts and reflect everyones dedication to Banding. The circle of life! We all want our Bands to be the Best but the reality is that we can never achieve this dream whilst keeping...
  22. McQueens have recently refurbished the Basses for...

    McQueens have recently refurbished the Basses for Besses. Great price, collected and returned the instruments in order to cause minimal disruption to the Band and always available to take calls about...
  23. Where are you based? Steve

    Where are you based?
    Steve
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    Besses are looking for a couple of strong cornet...

    Besses are looking for a couple of strong cornet players and BBb Bass to complete the lineout as we move into 2012
    We are also looking for a strong Baritone player to help in the NW Areas in...
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    I got carried away and did not think it through...

    I got carried away and did not think it through properly when I chose a 4 valve York. The instrument it great but the 4th valve is seldom needed. I tend to use it for occasional alternative fingering...
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