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    Great post. It's always struck me as a bit...

    Great post.

    It's always struck me as a bit strange that in a period where constraints on peoples time has never been greater, the amount of time required to get near some of the contest pieces has...
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hyc68m2NYQc&featur...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hyc68m2NYQc&feature=youtu.be
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    Heaton. "Just as I am" one of my favourite pieces...

    Heaton. "Just as I am" one of my favourite pieces for Band. Hymn Tune Saffron Walden. Just Perfect

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9PzYLxC5Qy0
  4. Sorry for the bump Would you have a link for...

    Sorry for the bump

    Would you have a link for this yet? Ive had a look, cant see anything, Helen Williams tells me there was something on facebook about it but i dont go on there and google...
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    The Hustle The Downfall of Lucifer Day Trip to...

    The Hustle
    The Downfall of Lucifer
    Day Trip to Bangor
    Uncle Tom Daily and All
    Orange coloured Lie
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    If you email me on toby.hobson@ntlworld.com I...

    If you email me on toby.hobson@ntlworld.com I will get your address off you and personally drive to London to lend you an original copy from our band Library.
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    Not quite a brass band I know, but I think this...

    Not quite a brass band I know, but I think this is better than the original, I know as a brass nerd I am biased though!!!


    I wish someone would do it for band though..
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  8. Fantastic, thanks very much. Any idea how long it...

    Fantastic, thanks very much. Any idea how long it will take for these to be released? Ive got a plan. ha ha ha.
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    ....planning on doing the Music from "Frozen"? I could see it being a winner certainly at youth level. They are cracking songs and many kids (even my three year old!!!) seem to sing them all day...
  10. The no vib tradition that has crept in over the...

    The no vib tradition that has crept in over the years in the Planets, I'm pretty certain is a snotty orchestral thing. Because the instruments of the clasical world dont use mega vib do they..... Its...
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    Yes, they do work. And Iím sure it wonít be so...

    Yes, they do work. And Iím sure it wonít be so long until a band has every member with one clipped to his/her instrument. Which I can only assume will be the musical equivalent to driving with your...
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    I think it was written by Joy Webb of The Joy...

    I think it was written by Joy Webb of The Joy Strings fame.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Joystrings

    http://www.joystrings.co.uk/


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jlt33ekuf7w
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    Ive seen "Simple Gifts" in xmas programs a few...

    Ive seen "Simple Gifts" in xmas programs a few times over the years and never totally understood why. I presume because it has the word "gift" in the title. But as far as im aware (and there is a...
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    High note issues can be due to a number of...

    High note issues can be due to a number of factors.

    Strength. Try. Long notes, lip flex, expanding scales etc

    Breath. Try breathing low to play high, stay relaxed when you breathe in and...
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    Russian Dance, Bohme

    Is there a soloist and band arrangment of this anywhere? Dont care if its published or not. Ta
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    Love it, so that will be extempore right? It...

    Love it, so that will be extempore right?

    It reminds me of this written classic bit of micky taking!! Yet again, its all in the last bar!! Always thought it would make a good band arrangment!!
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    Don’t bother putting them on a brass instrument...

    Don’t bother putting them on a brass instrument until about year 4 or 2nd set of front teeth are through. Just get them enjoying music, singing, tapping rhythms etc. When it’s time, Get them blowing...
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    It is amazing how bands fade away etc. My old...

    It is amazing how bands fade away etc. My old band really, shouldn’t be as successful as they are. 45 mins from any major city. Not had decent sponsorship for years. Never the most fashionable band,...
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    Wow, that must of been some pad they took! Thats...

    Wow, that must of been some pad they took! Thats the best part of 250 pieces!!! Maybe they had it all from memory if they were as good as people say.
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    Thats sounds great....well done, brilliant...

    Thats sounds great....well done, brilliant arrangment. Can you tell me, is there some wrong-un's in the organ part on that scorch play back? I mean that with upmost respect btw, I couldnt begin to...
  21. Wardle High were out with Glemdene, and sounded...

    Wardle High were out with Glemdene, and sounded brilliant. A terrific sound, a cracking march.
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    Ive known one or two!!!! One conductor I had the...

    Ive known one or two!!!! One conductor I had the privilege of giving up valuable time for, listening to total waffle for a week only to find out he couldnt actually conduct the piece a few days...
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    That sounds like a fair deal. You get ALL that...

    That sounds like a fair deal. You get ALL that and all you have to do is put up with an hour of gobbledygook Win Win situation!!!
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    I started conducting a band for older players. We...

    I started conducting a band for older players. We put it on in a church on weds Lunch Time. Advertised it in the local rag as a opportunity to learn, re-learn or start from scratch. Its been fairly...
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    Good idea Gren. I'll speak to Dave and Richard...

    Good idea Gren. I'll speak to Dave and Richard about it. We did manage to dust off another modern gem though "Galaxies" by Carl Davis. So good its probably had about three outings in the last 10...
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