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    Are you on the selection panel now? ;)

    Are you on the selection panel now? ;)
  2. Thread: Marsden Silver

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    Yes, apparently it's down to the strength of...

    Yes, apparently it's down to the strength of Welsh banding...
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    In my humble opinion it's the 6b you want. some...

    In my humble opinion it's the 6b you want. some think the valve register is stuffy because of the closed wrap and dependent set up, but I personally find it ideal as you can get a wide colour range...
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    Given their recent availability coupled with a...

    Given their recent availability coupled with a general lack of funds, I'd be surprised if they've been sold in any kind of number yet and where they have been sold, are probably still very much in...
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    So basically then, anybody with recorded material...

    So basically then, anybody with recorded material (and/or printed sheet music of it) to sell via digital channels needs to carefully think about their online strategy, with recordings of full works...
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    I could be wrong but I'm guessing some of the...

    I could be wrong but I'm guessing some of the recording companies have already looked at this and found it to be a financial model that's not worth the risk. KMJ Recordings can probably shed some...
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    Who on earth told you that? The point of...

    Who on earth told you that?

    The point of contests is to make money for the organisers. They were never set up to help bands improve themselves.

    The benefit of improving as a band means you're...
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    That may very well be true, but the issue here is...

    That may very well be true, but the issue here is that it is for the owner of the copyright to decide whether they want to promote their music in this way and nobody else.
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    Did you pass?

    Did you pass?
  10. Here. (https://itun.es/i6FV54d) The line about...

    Here.

    The line about getting pulled off by Rudolf is my favourite...
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    I've been playing on a Duo Gravis for over 5...

    I've been playing on a Duo Gravis for over 5 years now and find it's an ideal instrument for a brass band. Very easy to get plenty of focus in the sound which helps me to sound like a trombone in...
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    As far as I'm aware, they're open to members and...

    As far as I'm aware, they're open to members and non members. BBE have asked hosts to help with the promotion of the events. Other than here, the Marsden one has also been posted on various band...
  13. I don't doubt that, I thought there might have...

    I don't doubt that, I thought there might have been revisions moving them up the list, not down.
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    (In reply to Mattthebass) BBE are doing just...

    (In reply to Mattthebass)

    BBE are doing just that, albeit in a slightly different way. Events have already taken place in Cheshire and the North East with further ones planned for other areas of...
  15. Mark Wilkinson isn't able to play for Foden's due...

    Mark Wilkinson isn't able to play for Foden's due to a lip injury. They're playing a man down as it's happened within the week deadline for sign ups. Does this alter your predictions in any way?
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    Is there any reason why bands are reluctant to...

    Is there any reason why bands are reluctant to use the help and support offered by BBE to strengthen their bands to give them a better chance of contest success?

    Just a thought...
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    Wingates are about to release a book on their 140...

    Wingates are about to release a book on their 140 year history. The launch is on October 26th at their celebratory concert in Victoria Hall in Bolton.
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    For me the message in the original article is...

    For me the message in the original article is pretty clear. How you look matters whether you like it or not.

    The general public don't like brass bands. I think the reason for this is because...
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    I'm not entirely sure whether your tongue is in...

    I'm not entirely sure whether your tongue is in your cheek or not, however IMO part of ensuring bands' continued longevity is to carry on appealing to audiences as their tastes change. Without doing...
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    You might be right there, it's a persuasive...

    You might be right there, it's a persuasive reason as to why bands perform the way they do. Unfortunately this doesn't do much to increase audience figures as the perception is that bands don't...
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    Indeed. I've been saying for a number of years...

    Indeed. I've been saying for a number of years now that contesting is slowly killing banding. The reason I give is because the majority of bands I see haven't the faintest idea how to engage with an...
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    How about The Royal Trophy, National Emblem,...

    How about The Royal Trophy, National Emblem, Punjaub, The British Legion March, Punchinello & On The Quarter Deck?
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    Perhaps the family silver was sold off in the...

    Perhaps the family silver was sold off in the pursuit of glory.

    It does happen...
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    Might? :-?

    Might? :-?
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    I'm glad you're back Ian. Tell me, have you...

    I'm glad you're back Ian. Tell me, have you played for a band that could qualify for the Europeans? Are you aware of the commitment level required? I might be wrong, but I doubt it. I think you...
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