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    It's time for an EGM or similar to find a...

    It's time for an EGM or similar to find a direction.

    Maybe asking for suggestions as you have on an internet forum, could end up in a very much smaller band than you bargained for.
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    Use an iPad.

    Use an iPad.
  3. Thread: Goff Richards

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    Oceans on Youtube with the score, performed by...

    Oceans on Youtube with the score, performed by Desford Colliery:

    Part 1:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oQonif6lPOs

    Part2:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zxwbl4AlLZU&feature=related
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    don't read it! You have a choice. It's simple...

    don't read it! You have a choice.

    It's simple enough.
  5. Thread: Wych on Whit Friday

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    A very interesting thread and like most folk I...

    A very interesting thread and like most folk I feel very strongly about Whit Friday marches. On this matter though, I can see both sides of the argument. I really don't know whether to condemn or...
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    Thanks for the replies. Due to the various...

    Thanks for the replies. Due to the various instruments and their age, I am thinking about going along the wad punch root, although I can see a few possible problems with alignment as mentioned by...
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    Valve felts and waterkey corks

    I have a few instruments in need of some care. I wonder could anyone direct me to where is the best place to buy valve felts. I need more than a pack of three and preferably would like a selection as...
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    Regarding playing without music. There is a...

    Regarding playing without music.


    The whole second half was done without music. Probably about 45 minutes long with very little talking between pieces.

    They ended on the William Tell. There...
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    Whatever the plan, surely it will just go out the...

    Whatever the plan, surely it will just go out the window on the day?

    Maybe twitter will come into force this year to give immediate updates on the queue at each location.
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    With the Whit Friday Marches looking lately to...

    With the Whit Friday Marches looking lately to possibly becoming a casualty of its own success, and just to throw a spanner in the works with a suggestion:

    What if Whit Friday Band Contest was...
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    As has been mentioned, there wouldn't be so much...

    As has been mentioned, there wouldn't be so much stopping and starting if players took their pieces home to practice.

    There's nothing worse than listening, for example, to a discussion between...
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    Although it is not unknown, it is rare indeed for...

    Although it is not unknown, it is rare indeed for a band not to attend the Finals after qualification.
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    Normally it's people complaining about too much...

    Normally it's people complaining about too much bias and interviews with Welsh bands!
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    I'm surprised one of these threads hasn't been...

    I'm surprised one of these threads hasn't been resurrected yet. I'm not sure I would go to Libya just now.
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    In an effort to make adjudication better and more accountable, I would like to see more bands publish their remarks sheet. Maybe tmp could designate an area for this. I listened to half a dozen bands...
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    Florrie Forde's Favourites is the Godmother of...

    Florrie Forde's Favourites is the Godmother of Yellow Music
  17. Thread: Why?

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    Why does the North West manage to hold all the 5...

    Why does the North West manage to hold all the 5 Sections in one day and Yorkshire takes two?
  18. Excellent point! There is far, far more to...

    Excellent point! There is far, far more to contesting than winning or gaining promotion into the next section, especially in the 4th section. It is an opportunity to gauge yourself against other...
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    Farnworth & Walkden and Rivington & Adlington...

    Farnworth & Walkden and Rivington & Adlington were promoted on average points. Hazel Grove were promoted after winning the Nationals.

    Interesting that the Nationals saw the top three places from...
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    Sorry to hear about Friezland and Onchan...

    Sorry to hear about Friezland and Onchan withdrawing. Onchan, from the Isle of Man, would have been a very welcome addition to the North West. I believe they have some excellent players, some who...
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    25 bands are entered in the 4th Section, so 4...

    25 bands are entered in the 4th Section, so 4 bands qualify.

    With such a big section and so many contenders looking for promotion, this is going to be a tough section. The bands who were relegated...
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    North West Area - 2011

    4barsrest have the 2011 North West Regional Championship runners:

    http://www.4barsrest.com/news/detail.asp?id=12831

    In the Championship Section, Wire brass have (as discussed extensively...
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    I don't think Paul and Wire Brass made a brave...

    I don't think Paul and Wire Brass made a brave decision at all. I am sure for them it was an easy one and their history of results made the decision for them.

    GJacko, it would be useful if you...
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    I think you'll find many conductors would prefer...

    I think you'll find many conductors would prefer not to go on the committee and even insist their role is nothing to do with the running of the band.

    Others of course insist on making every single...
  25. Thread: Using 4th valve

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    This is probably not relevant these days but it...

    This is probably not relevant these days but it certainly was 10-20 years ago:

    I learnt all the alternative fingerings and enjoyed being able to play in tune easier on the new 4 valve bass the...
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