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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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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,...
  5. 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.
  14. 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/
  17. I shared this with my pal David Hughes, the...

    I shared this with my pal David Hughes, the arranger of the Dyke Ave Maria chart - it's 11th place here is just one more than the number sets of this music that were ever sold!
    (It's still available...
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    True but nobody plays on a A cornet and same with...

    True but nobody plays on a A cornet and same with all the F trumpet parts. I also know many players who don't use a C trumpet when written either - simply transposing. Same with trumpet in E - that...
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    Happy to confirm that @Bbmad - and for a few...

    Happy to confirm that @Bbmad - and for a few other posters too.
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    Lower Section Bands

    Sadly, the use of a derogatory term for lower section bands is creeping into a couple of threads recently.
    Many of the players in the Championship section will have come through Youth and Lower...
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    Can you expand on this with which contest this...

    Can you expand on this with which contest this is? Thanks.
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    The line up is available here:...

    The line up is available here: http://www.all4brass.com/contest%202.html
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    Used my new Thomann tonight at my first rehearsal...

    Used my new Thomann tonight at my first rehearsal with Cologne concert Brass - have to say very impressed with the instrument - great sound, good build quality and all for less than €300.
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    Tickets on sale from Jan 12th here:...

    Tickets on sale from Jan 12th here: http://www.regional-contest.org.uk/yorkshire/
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    It does add a certain something doesn't it! I'm...

    It does add a certain something doesn't it! I'm sure you were there!
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