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    Banding and Families

    I just want to see what people think about families in banding (eg. Mums, Dads and Kids) i am in this catagory and wondered wat people feel about families in a band, have you got any at your band and what you think

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    families

    We have a fairly incestuous feel to our band not only are there three family groups but those not in the families are going out with each other. This makes for a fairly scary time as a conductor. One wrong word and you can upset the whole band. The upside is that they all pull together and you get nearly full band practices.
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    yea i kno what you mean if you loose one player from the family yo could loose them all (or relocation or somthing likethat)

    thanks anyway

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    Families in bands are great - A great many couples play in bands together.
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    When my Dad re-started Manea Silver Band in the early eighties, they would have been hard-pushed without the Wilsons! He conducted, I played Solo Horn, my Mum played trombone and my Sister played Euphonium. A few years later, when my Dad retired from conducting, the whole trombone section was me, my Dad and my Mum!

    I think banding is a very family-oriented pursuit and many bands would struggle without whole familes in them. Further up the banding spectrum, the Childs family have been very important in the banding world over the past 20 years or so!
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    We currently have one husband/wife pair in the band and one father/son pair. The good part is that you don't end up with as many conflicts about schedule (e.g. if my wife wants me to do something on a given day and there's a band conflict, it can be an issue.) The down side is when you lose one you lose them both usually.
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    Although not all family we have
    Euph married to percussionist
    Flugel married to Solo Eb Bass
    Principal Cornet married to Eb Bass
    1st Horn and MD living together
    1st horn & 2nd Baritone Daughter & Father
    Solo Euph & 1st Baritone living together
    Shandy Lee living with himself in a dream world full of ladies!
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    Families are good, my daughter plays in the same band, but problems can arise when a familly dominates a committee. I know of one band that in its' constitution specifies that no more than one member of a family can be on the committee.

    Also when a family moves away it is a bigger problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chunky View Post
    Although not all family we have
    Euph married to percussionist
    Flugel married to Solo Eb Bass
    Principal Cornet married to Eb Bass
    1st Horn and MD living together
    1st horn & 2nd Baritone Daughter & Father
    Solo Euph & 1st Baritone living together
    Shandy Lee living with himself in a dream world full of ladies!
    Grief, never really thought about it in a list like that. Think of the wife-swapping potential ....... or maybe not!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chunky View Post
    Although not all family we have
    Euph married to percussionist
    Flugel married to Solo Eb Bass
    Principal Cornet married to Eb Bass
    1st Horn and MD living together
    1st horn & 2nd Baritone Daughter & Father
    Solo Euph & 1st Baritone living together
    Shandy Lee living with himself in a dream world full of ladies!
    My head hurts now

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    Quote Originally Posted by rachelbaritone View Post
    Think of the wife-swapping potential ....... or maybe not!!!!
    OMG!!!! Mind you I have had less bands than wives!!!!
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    myself, hubbie, son & daughter plus brother-in-law all play at Dodworth; my father-in-law also used to play. our conductor's sister plays horn, husband & wife team on flugel & baritone,BBb player's wife is librarian, 1st horn player's dad is on committee & also plays when we need someone on baritone/Eb.........not many players left who aren't related in some way!

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    In Old Silkstone we have :-
    principle cornet lives with 1st horn
    flugel lives with solo euph
    solo horn married to 3rd cornet and daughter plays 3rd cornet
    3rd man down's son plays rep with dodworth
    percussion players are brothers when 1 comes back from working away
    and myself on back row married to BBb player who is conductor of Old Silkstone B Band and daughter plays baritone in B band

    Can make life very complicated to say the least
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    Oh and in the B band

    father and daughter conductor and baritone
    father and daughter both play cornet
    father and daughter play cornet and horn
    brother and sister play euph and cornet
    mum and son play baritone and bass
    mum and daughter play baritone and horn
    husband and wife play bass and cornet
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    At Hadleigh we have:

    Father bandmaster & son solo cornet
    Father Principal Cornet & son 1st cornet
    Mother baritone & daughter solo horn
    Father solo horn, mother trombone & son trombone
    Grandfather euphoium, son bass trombone, grandson euphonium
    Father EEb bass & son solo cornet
    Father BBb bass & son percussion
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