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    If you were a member of Cory, I am sure you would...

    If you were a member of Cory, I am sure you would want to go on this tour and expect the band to find ways to fund it. So don't knock them for trying to make this happen.
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    The figures you quote are from the Australian...

    The figures you quote are from the Australian tour, right? That was 10 concerts so average 1,600 people attending per gig in a country where brass bands are much more popular than in the USA. And...
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    Let's look at this: If we take a random figure...

    Let's look at this:

    If we take a random figure of 300 people per gig, paying on average $30 (also a random figure, I am paying $50 to see a rock band in 2 weeks time), then the income from 5 gigs...
  4. Let's keep this back on topic and please refrain...

    Let's keep this back on topic and please refrain from personal attacks.
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    My band before I moved took a decision to reduce...

    My band before I moved took a decision to reduce contesting to just 1 a year and to focus on good quality concerts with innovative content. They played last week to a packed house for a concert that...
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    As 2015 Areas are long over, I am going to close...

    As 2015 Areas are long over, I am going to close this thread as nobody will want to wade through 17 pages of posts that are now irrelevant. By all means start a new 2016 rumours thread - but it would...
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    I have just tried this from my ipad and don't...

    I have just tried this from my ipad and don't have any issue - the keyboard pops up exactly as it should. - we are further down the line with iOs though since this thread was started.
  8. Yup, totally off the mark! Mind you, with Dyke's...

    Yup, totally off the mark! Mind you, with Dyke's recent disqualification history, maybe having them in our section wouldn't be such a tragedy after all! [\toungincheekmode]

    I would suggest you...
  9. Indeed = and is very common in the lower sections...

    Indeed = and is very common in the lower sections - we both know many people in my old area who regularly turn out and rehearse with more than one band.

    In a way, you are actually agreeing with...
  10. My opinions on this are well know - I would scrap...

    My opinions on this are well know - I would scrap registration tomorrow! And for reasons that I consider sound:

    1) If I play with 2 bands, pay subs to both, rehearse with both and perform concerts...
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    Welcome back @chunkey

    Welcome back @chunkey
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    An interesting point on the older players - when...

    An interesting point on the older players - when I was in the Hastings Youth band many many years ago, we had an "adult learners" band which comprised mainly of the parents of the youth band members...
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    Mike, instrumental teaching has been extra...

    Mike, instrumental teaching has been extra curricula for years - when I was at secondary school in the early 70's, instrumental lessons were available - but for orchestral instruments only and it had...
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    Sticky: Done

    Done
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    Looks like it has been chosen for the next German...

    Looks like it has been chosen for the next German nationals - looking forward to getting my teeth into this one!
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    Is it included in the old "Sing-a-long-a-Max"...

    Is it included in the old "Sing-a-long-a-Max" selection?
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    The statement on 4bars rest explains the...

    The statement on 4bars rest explains the situation clearly and anything else is pure speculation. Let's try and keep this thread factual please. Thanks. [/mod hat]
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    I for one do not think that generally, most...

    I for one do not think that generally, most conductors use bands to further their reputations. They do it because they a)can and b) because they believe the band is a good fit for them both musically...
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    I think we have covered this many times and have...

    I think we have covered this many times and have an FAQ on the topic - thread closed!
  20. Done!

    Done!
  21. Thanks Christian!

    Thanks Christian!
  22. Contest for lower section bands Holland 11th April

    I had the pleasure yesterday of helping out our Academy band at the Gouden Spiker Festival in Holland. This contest is for lower section bands only and was a thoroughly enjoyable day. There was a...
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    This thread is about National Finals test piece...

    This thread is about National Finals test piece rumours - banter is one thing, this is going beyond that so some responses will be deleted.
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    As this is clearly a serious post, please remain...

    As this is clearly a serious post, please remain sensitive in any responses.
  25. Have you contacted Sharon McCallum?

    Have you contacted Sharon McCallum?
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