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    Time for your meds Bob - Being pleased to see 2...

    Time for your meds Bob - Being pleased to see 2 London bands being at the top of the London and Southern Counties Region is perfectly normal for someone who also supports a London football team and...
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    I'm going to have to disagree with you there...

    I'm going to have to disagree with you there Peter - I don't know of any conductor who would take on 2 bands and then show any favouritism - as a conductor myself, I would do the best job possible...
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    Not a bad result Jon - maybe next year both...

    Not a bad result Jon - maybe next year both Staines & Friary as the top dogs in L&SC?
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    Now you are just trying to entice Ian Perks back...

    Now you are just trying to entice Ian Perks back here!
  5. I can see what is not there so trust me, no...

    I can see what is not there so trust me, no deleted posts on this thread so far (and no, that isn't a challenge! ;) )
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    No posts deleted in this thread - tried specsavers?
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    You have to feel sorry for Rothwell, sandwiched...

    You have to feel sorry for Rothwell, sandwiched between 4 bands who go to London and they don't.
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    Whilst not related to contest pieces, Mark Freeh...

    Whilst not related to contest pieces, Mark Freeh often uses one of the baritones as the 4th trombone in his excellent big band charts for brass band.
  9. Having only recently moved to Germany, my...

    Having only recently moved to Germany, my knowledge of what is going on here is limited. However, the band I now play with have released a number of video's on YouTube
    including this one about their...
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    There are clearly 2 aspects to the perfect test...

    There are clearly 2 aspects to the perfect test piece - It needs to have all the elements in it that test the band. However, that doesn't mean that the players or listeners will like the resulting...
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    Poll: An interesting comment on 4BR about "Geneva...

    An interesting comment on 4BR about "Geneva Performance Artist" David Morton playing with Harrogate at the areas: "The move to gain the services of one of Europe’s top players for the contest was put...
  12. Whether a band contests or not doesn't stop them...

    Whether a band contests or not doesn't stop them performing original brass band works or arrangements written for contests to the same high standard.
    I attended the last 2 concerts in the US by...
  13. Not so sure about the music services - certainly,...

    Not so sure about the music services - certainly, where I grew up in the South East in the late 60's/70's, there were a lot of youth bands but in the main, they were run by brass band enthusiasts,...
  14. The over emphasis on contesting & its associated...

    The over emphasis on contesting & its associated rules around registration - which imho feeds into the points made already. The concert going non playing public don't care if everyone on stage is a...
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    It would be good to have another band to give...

    It would be good to have another band to give Friary a run for their money - best of luck with your career outside of the RAF!
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    This might help - search youtube for pbone and...

    This might help - search youtube for pbone and there are many others/ Enjoy!


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=14iokNYHzJw
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    Can we please keep this thread on topic and...

    Can we please keep this thread on topic and refrain from personal attacks. (A number of posts are being removed). Thank you for your co-operation.
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    I think we have established that the RNCM is...

    I think we have established that the RNCM is neither a specialist northern music establishment, nor is it limited to members of the Royal Family so would politely suggest this gets back on to the...
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    Nothing pedantic about this - the college is...

    Nothing pedantic about this - the college is called The Royal Northern College of Music, not the Royal College of Northern Music. http://www.rncm.ac.uk/about/rncm-story-and-mission/
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    Some of my own experiences as a conductor. I took...

    Some of my own experiences as a conductor. I took over a 4th section (locally graded) band who at the time, were not particularly successful at contesting. Their history was indeed affected by other...
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    Len, you will have missed the background to...

    Len,

    you will have missed the background to this - it is not the word "lower" that causes offence, it is what was previously being used which was. All instances of that were edited by mods as will...
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    For those that are not aware, LGB brass is the...

    For those that are not aware, LGB brass is the public name of Lewes, Glynde & Beddingham Band.
  23. I have changed the title for you Mark.

    I have changed the title for you Mark.
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    If you bothered to use the search function you...

    If you bothered to use the search function you will find plenty of York related threads.
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    Some additional thoughts in an earlier thread on...

    Some additional thoughts in an earlier thread on this topic: http://www.themouthpiece.com/vb/showthread.php?51074-What-makes-a-Conductor-MD-good-or-become-good/
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