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    The National Brass Band Championships of Great Britain Website...who actually runs this site? And why is Yorkshire and London & Southern Counties the only regions that have a site?

    by the way the site is : http://www.regional-contest.org.uk/index.htm
    Last edited by Roger Thorne; 04.03.2007 at 00:04. Reason: forgot something
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    Scottish region has a site too www.sbba.org.uk
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    oh right, I never noticed that one, well I've just had a look at it and its a very impressive site
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    Afterall, it has won the tMP "Website of the Month" twice now!!

    Well done John Martin!
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    Quote Originally Posted by BbBill View Post
    Afterall, it has won the tMP "Website of the Month" twice now!!

    Well done John Martin!
    I thought you meant http://www.regional-contest.org.uk/index.htm which is only marginally more informative than nothing, until I looked at the Scottish site!

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    Quote Originally Posted by on_castors View Post


    I thought you meant http://www.regional-contest.org.uk/index.htm which is only marginally more informative than nothing
    Very true!!! Who-ever runs it needs to make it some-what usefull
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    Quote Originally Posted by on_castors View Post


    I thought you meant http://www.regional-contest.org.uk/index.htm which is only marginally more informative than nothing, until I looked at the Scottish site!
    I think the LSC part of it is very informative - entries for this years contest, current grading tables, preliminary gradings, full details of the contest, plus loads of historic info - can't think of anything that's missing
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aardvark View Post
    I think the LSC part of it is very informative - entries for this years contest, current grading tables, preliminary gradings, full details of the contest, plus loads of historic info - can't think of anything that's missing
    I agree with you, the Yorkshire site is very good aswell, its just ashame that most of the regions dont even have a site yet
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    Quote Originally Posted by alangiff3 View Post
    I agree with you, the Yorkshire site is very good aswell, its just ashame that most of the regions dont even have a site yet
    I am glad you find the Yorkshire and London sites useful. The regional-contest web area was set up by London and SC and they had the foresight to set it up as a hub for all the regions so that the community could easily find its way to information about any region through one portal. Obviously sbba already had its own excellent site and this just has a link in place but the central address is still a good way to navigate to it. I know that all the regions have been invited to set up sites of their own under the regional-contest banner so that it would be a truly national resource and I hope that some more take up the chance soon. Maybe web experts from regions without a web site should have a word with their regional secs at the forthcoming areas and volunteer their services so that we can really get this central resource filled with information from all the areas.

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    Why is Wales the same colour as Midlands on the map ????
    Who have you contacted in each area - regional secretary?

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    Quote Originally Posted by backrowbloke View Post
    Why is Wales the same colour as Midlands on the map ????
    Who have you contacted in each area - regional secretary?
    Wales is a subtley different shade of green on my monitor but I agree they are rather close in colour and maybe this can be looked at once all the work of the regional weekends is over ( although I dont actually look after this part of the site). To the best of my knowedge the regional secretaries have been contacted and in the end they are going to have to sanction the webmasters for each region to act on behalf of their area. They are certainly the person to speak to if you are a potential volunteer as regional webmaster......

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aardvark View Post
    I think the LSC part of it is very informative - entries for this years contest, current grading tables, preliminary gradings, full details of the contest, plus loads of historic info - can't think of anything that's missing
    I agree about the LSC website, always very quickly updated as well. I used it only this morning to settle a discussion about what section a band was in, that a friend of mine was playing with at the time and couldn't remember. I think the bar at Stevenage on Saturday is still having an affect.


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    The North of England region has a site also

    http://www.er.band.btinternet.co.uk/nebbc/main.htm

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    National BB Champs of GB website

    I agree that both L&SC & Yorkshire parts of this site are both interesting and informative. Would, IMHO, be even better if content could be standardised in some way so as to maintain uniformity throughout the site. Any content not currently on Yorkshire could be included and vice versa on L & SC or any other region too together making the sum of one really powerful and effective online resource for anyone interested in looking at it to use.

    Maybe the Yorkshire webmast Stuart W could take this project on? Appearance-wise I prefer the presentation style of the Yorkshire section to that currently provided by L&SC but content wise both are equally impressive and worth keeping.

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    Cool Midlands Region Announce Website!

    The Midlands Region announced their website today on 4bars-rest!

    "With such a large number of Bands to keep well informed the next plan was to set up a website for the Midlands Area Brass Band Championships. This has been achieved with the generosity and help of a colleague from the West Midlands.

    The new website www.mabbc.org with dates, league tables, previous results and up to date information on the Midlands 2008 Area Contest will be live from Monday 9th July 2007."

    Quoted from 4bars-rest
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