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    tMP Senior Friend Bob Thompson's Avatar
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    Play with Grimethorpe via Ebay!

    Hi tmpers,
    Following on from the recent success of the ebay auction to conduct the band at one of their concerts, the current National Champions, Grimethorpe, have offered us a similar opportunity, by way of supporting Brass Band Aid, to play with the band at one of their concerts.

    The auction is now underway and ends on Saturday 23 Dec @ 9.00pm.

    So if you are stuck for a Christmas gift and want something quite unique or you wish to indulge someone, perhaps even yourself click here.

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk:80/ws/eBayISAP...ME:L:LCA:UK:11

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    Well, I seem to have accidentally bumped it up to 202 mark. I'm sure it'll go higher though.

    *crosses fingers*
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    Are Ladies allowed to take part?
    This could be a real opportunity for someone to become famous as the first female to play with Grimey.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ipswich trom
    Are Ladies allowed to take part?
    This could be a real opportunity for someone to become famous as the first female to play with Grimey.
    I might be wrong, but I'm pretty sure that particular honour has already been taken...............

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    Quote Originally Posted by dyl
    I might be wrong, but I'm pretty sure that particular honour has already been taken...............
    - her name was Gracie Cole, who played with them during the '40s
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    Quote Originally Posted by brassneck
    - her name was Gracie Cole, who played with them during the '40s
    Not forgetting Helen Fox who has filled in on flugel, include a memorable contribution to the Malcolm Arnold birthday celebration a couple of years back
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    Interesting one!
    However, for clarity, well as close as one may get I suppose, I have copied an interview with Roger Webster from todays British Bandsman to our news section in the BBA website.
    http://purple.sunderland.ac.uk:8081/ssb/bba/FrontPage

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    According to Roger's statement, a little more is offered than what is auctioned for ...

    He or she can either perform in one piece or a whole concert, whatever they feel up to. It would make a great Christmas present. I might even bid myself."
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    Both dyl and brassneck are correct about Gracie Cole being the first lady to have played with Grimethorpe.

    During the early 1980's when I was guesting on Euphonium for a band in Sussex, I met Gracie who was then playing Principal Cornet and her husband Bill Geldard, who played Bass Trombone. Both originate from up here in the North-East and so we had lots to talk about. Gracie had started in Harworth Colliery and Bill in Blackhall Colliery Bands.

    Two fabulous players and lovely people.

    Keith Quinn

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    Quote Originally Posted by rutty
    Well, I seem to have accidentally bumped it up to 202 mark. I'm sure it'll go higher though.

    *crosses fingers*
    Yes, the bidding is now at 230 ... auction ends on Saturday remember!
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    Its risen to 280, you need to bid again Rutty! :o)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Thompson
    Its risen to 280, you need to bid again Rutty! :o)
    Gah! Maybe just one more....
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    Wow! 330 now
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    I wonder if grimey will also donate the deps fee that they won't have to pay................

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    I'd love to bid .... but last time i did that, i ended up arranging a whole holiday to play with Dyke! Not a complaint, but it'd be quite expensive to do every year! (the cost of the holiday that is - i know what my money can/will be used for for BBA and there surely can't be any better use for it!!!) i can vividly remember the closing moments of that particular auction and the money shot up! lets hope this does the same - ITS WORTH EVERY PENNY!!
    Trombone, euph and silly noises ... same thing really! and now the trombone kazoo (for the more serious stuff! )

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