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    'Selections from Spamalot'?

    'Selections from Spamalot'?
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    Prometheus also got a run-out circa 2000 in the...

    Prometheus also got a run-out circa 2000 in the Spring Festival in one of the sections, I remember hating it as a teenager. I should dig out a recording and see how it sounds now I am more...
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    Then those bands need to get the resources and...

    Then those bands need to get the resources and work around the practicality. Otherwise it is hard to see anything other than sour grapes.

    Why not complain about bands with stronger players, better...
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    Well done Steven, if anyone else tries to cut you...

    Well done Steven, if anyone else tries to cut you down or suggest your achievement was gained through some kind of 'unfair advantage' please keep putting them right.

    One small step away from the...
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    Did the two bands who rehearsed there live very...

    Did the two bands who rehearsed there live very nearby and get access for free?

    Were other band barred access to booking the venue?

    It has already been said on this thread, just because another...
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    JR is correct (as I played in that extraordinary...

    JR is correct (as I played in that extraordinary performance) and the 'percussion check' is not uncommon down here. If you can get your whole band on the stage and have a blow, all the better, nobody...
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    I can recommend the Wessex course, top quality...

    I can recommend the Wessex course, top quality conductors and teachers, very reasonably priced and fantastic inclusive atmosphere.
  8. Our eyes can fool our ears - I went to a large...

    Our eyes can fool our ears - I went to a large contest a couple of years ago and spent a couple of hours in the hall just thinking about this. The bands I expected to do well took to the stage...
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    Also, don't forget second hand and saving some...

    Also, don't forget second hand and saving some money! For the price of a new trombone I own two glorious Elkhart era Conns (8H and 88H), one looks like it came out of the factory yesterday, the other...
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    If I want to discuss 2016 area piece rumours...

    If I want to discuss 2016 area piece rumours should I start a new thread? :)
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    'Mindfulness' exercises can be good for a quick...

    'Mindfulness' exercises can be good for a quick fix. These are unlikely to get rid of nerves altogether but I use them in times of stress or anxiety with good results. Just a few seconds can take the...
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    At Dalewool we do the standard Christmas fare but...

    At Dalewool we do the standard Christmas fare but throw in some other stuff. We'll be doing Perpetuum Mobile, Georgia On My Mind, Peace (John Golland), Ad Optimum (Peter Graham) and some other things...
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    I've had a couple of bones that would fall apart...

    I've had a couple of bones that would fall apart if the join was overtightened - if it was just screwed together lightly it would hold fine. I couldn't understand why (I don't know how to physics)...
  14. Thread: Help needed

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    I tried hanging around the bogs with a tape...

    I tried hanging around the bogs with a tape measure in an effort to gather data at band last night, for some reason people did not want to be measured. I suggested taking a photo instead, also to...
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    Remembrance/ANZAC Concert

    Hi all, Dalewool do an annual ANZAC Day concert (the downunder equivalent of UK Remembrance Day) which is always a crowd pleaser.

    Must admit though, a few of the players are getting a bit tired of...
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    Spoil-sport.

    Spoil-sport.
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    And full-stops! :p Agreed, it is a terrible...

    And full-stops! :p

    Agreed, it is a terrible choice of test-piece, for all but two players nothing to do and the trombones/percussion will be thoroughly comatosed.

    I suspect the submitter may...
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    Your question is a bit like asking other people...

    Your question is a bit like asking other people who have never met him what size shoe he should wear. What fits and works for him won't necessarily fit or work for the next person.

    There isn't a...
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    'Legend'.

    'Legend'.
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    At one point I was registered for a band in the...

    At one point I was registered for a band in the UK, one in AUS and one in NZ all at the same time.
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    But for the majority of bands, this small part is...

    But for the majority of bands, this small part is the most important to them.

    The visual aspect of a performance is part of the experience. Experiencing a live performance without being able to...
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    I agree, perhaps if the way we present ourselves...

    I agree, perhaps if the way we present ourselves visually did effect results at the big contests we wouldn't all be sat around wearing 30 year-old lion tamer jackets while the conductor reads from...
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    There really are some shockers out there! I have...

    There really are some shockers out there! I have had a few interesting run-ins with music suppliers. I might start a thread...
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    Not a bad idea, site looks nice too. Sadly I'm in...

    Not a bad idea, site looks nice too. Sadly I'm in NZ but good luck!
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    Sweet Jeebus, you're right! I guess after this...

    Sweet Jeebus, you're right! I guess after this masterpiece Siebert realised he had peaked and retired to cheesy arrangements.

    Most Australian bands have a march called 'Waltzing Matilda' which...
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