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    The rules are pretty clear - "one place lower...

    The rules are pretty clear - "one place lower than the lowest placed competing band". What you're talking about would be last place +2, which afaik has never been the case.

    Anyhoo, as a band...
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    I'm pretty sure you're both talking about the...

    I'm pretty sure you're both talking about the same thing...!

    If 11 bands played (aka competed), then last place was 11th. 11 + 1 = 12. Wakefield Met were given 12 points.
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    Kings Div have BBbs. No idea if they use them on...

    Kings Div have BBbs. No idea if they use them on the march or not though.

    National contesting rules state that bands must use instruments from a prescribed list - in theory there's nothing to...
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    As a contest secretary, I can confirm that there...

    As a contest secretary, I can confirm that there is absolutely nothing about pencil markings (allowed or not) in the National rules.
    As a player, my response to that directive would be to call it a...
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    We had a great day at The Hawth yesterday....

    We had a great day at The Hawth yesterday.
    Congratulations to the prize winners and big thanks to all competing bands and to Jane Stewart and the scaba team for a smooth-running, enjoyable contest....
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    scaba Autumn Contest 2014

    scaba's annual Autumn Contest will be held at The Hawth in Crawley this Sunday 28th September.

    Adjudicators:
    Paul Norley 3rd, Youth and 1st Sections
    Mike Kilroy 2nd and Championship...
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    I would think this starts with school. Sports...

    I would think this starts with school.
    Sports participation is obligatory, so kids get to try a selection and figure out what they enjoy and if they're good at it whether they want to or not.
    ...
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    I would ditto what both Rob and Gareth have said....

    I would ditto what both Rob and Gareth have said.

    Is there a training/junior/youth band anywhere near you that you could pop along to, to get some feedback/pointers and try a few different...
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    Thanks Pauli, its been a long time in the...

    Thanks Pauli, its been a long time in the planning and we have a group of very passionate and talented musicians and educators on board.
    Initial responses have been very positive... now we wait...
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    The Southern Counties Youth Band

    scaba is proud to announce the formation of the new Southern Counties Youth Band.

    Enrolling now for the 2014/2015 school year - all players of brass band instruments and percussion aged 12 - 18...
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    because then it wouldn't be showcasing "the very...

    because then it wouldn't be showcasing "the very best" in Welsh Bands, which is what the people paying to make the programme set out to do
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    The initial stated aim of the competition was to...

    The initial stated aim of the competition was to give "a unique opportunity for television audiences to enjoy the very best in Welsh bands, performing an entertaining programme to the highest...
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    yeah they were, I just hadn't hit the right...

    yeah they were, I just hadn't hit the right button to get them on the front page (blonde..... :p)
    And thanks!
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    A Section results: 1. Friary Guildford 2....

    A Section results:
    1. Friary Guildford
    2. Otterbourne
    3. BAE Systems

    Best soloist - Richard Straker (cornet), Friary Guildford
    Best March - Friary Guildford

    highest unplaced 1st section...
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    B Section results: 1. Amersham 2. LGB Brass...

    B Section results:
    1. Amersham
    2. LGB Brass
    3. Chinnor

    Best soloist - Dan King (trombone), Chinnor
    Best trombones - Amersham
    Best compere/conductor - Vickie Curran, Richmond youth

    Highest...
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    scaba Entertainment Contest 2014

    scaba's annual Entertainment contest will take place at The Hawth in Crawley tomorrow, Sunday 18th May

    competing bands:

    B Section (Youth, 3rd, 2nd section bands) ~ starts 10am

    1. St...
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    I guess it depends how you define "geek"........

    I guess it depends how you define "geek"..... Adam?
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    Some people can and do play both very well, and...

    Some people can and do play both very well, and (in my experience) the progression from bari to euph is more common in less-good bands. I think it happens a lot less with better players/higher...
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    I assumed that was a reference to thatbassplayer...

    I assumed that was a reference to thatbassplayer - his 'real' initials
    (and you're not that old!)
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    bl**dy cheek! :p I think the Moomin has me...

    bl**dy cheek! :p

    I think the Moomin has me beat.....
  21. What are your lists then?!

    What are your lists then?!
  22. What's your criteria.... Best crowd pleaser, best...

    What's your criteria.... Best crowd pleaser, best to play, best test, most frequently played.....?
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    lol Mark, its fair to say Joan and I were a bit...

    lol Mark, its fair to say Joan and I were a bit weary, but the bands were all very cooperative!
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    scaba Spring Contest 2014

    scaba's annual Spring Contest was held today at the Hawth Theatre in Crawley.
    Adjudicator Paul Cosh.

    Full results:

    Youth Section
    1. Shanklin Town Youth, Malcolm Lewis
    2. Patcham Silver...
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    I don't think that's quite right. Technically...

    I don't think that's quite right.
    Technically there is no "borrowing" for this contest any more - each band simply states the players they will be using with the Open's own registry. For most...
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