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    Official tMP Midlands Regional 2008 thread

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    Midlands Regional Championships
    Championship Section
    Civic Hall, Bedworth
    Sunday 9th March 2008 p.m.
    Jim Davies & Steven-Pritchard Jones

    Participating Bands:

    Derwent Brass, Keith Leonard
    Desford Colliery, Nigel Seaman
    Enderby, Huw Thomas
    Jaguar (Coventry), Dave Lea
    Kibworth, TBA
    Newstead Brass, Duncan Beckley
    Ratby Co-operative, Brett Baker
    Raunds Temperance, Jonathan Mott
    Sovereign Brass, Dave Maplestone
    Staffordshire, TBA
    Thoresby Colliery, Stan Lippeatt
    Virtuosi GUS, Jeremy Wise

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    Midlands Regional Championships
    First Section
    Civic Hall, Bedworth
    Saturday 8th March 2008
    John Roberts & Kevin Wadsworth

    Participating Bands:

    Bedworth Brass, Stephen Tighte,
    Brackley and District, David Richards
    Carlton Brass, Walter Richie, BEM
    Foresters Brass 2000, Pete Collins
    Foss Dyke, John Davis
    Glossop Old, Jonathan Davis
    Gresley Colliery, David Hirst
    Hathern, David Newman
    Hopkins Blidworth Welfare, Geoff Hawley
    Ibstock Brick Brass, Graham Sutton
    Jackfield (Elcock Reisen), TBA
    Langley, Cliff Parker
    Phoenix West Midlands Brass, David Maplestone
    Shirland Welfare Training, Marie Smith
    Shirley, Alwyn Green
    Tintwistle, David Shutter
    Towcester Studio, Huw Thomas
    Wigston, Garry Sleath

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    Midlands Regional Championships
    Second Section
    Civic Hall, Bedworth
    Sunday 9th March 2008 a.m.
    David Lancaster & John Roberts

    Participating Bands:

    Arrow Valley Brass, A Culshaw
    Bilton Silver (Rugby), Brian E Clarke
    City of Coventry Brass, Stephen Cooper
    Daventry Brass, Nigel Howard
    Harborough, Chris Groom
    Leicestershire Co-op, Graham Jacklin
    Long Eaton Silver Prize, Sharon Stansfield
    Oddfellows Brass, Rob Boulter
    Porthywaen Silver, Stephen Gittins
    Stourport-on-Severn, David Morgan
    West Mercia Constabulary, David Bishop-Rowe

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    Midlands Regional Championships
    Third Section
    Nicholas Chamberlaine Technology College
    Saturday 8th March 2008
    Malcolm Brownbill & David Lancaster

    Participating Bands:

    Audley Brass, Shaun Farrington
    Avonbank (Evesham), Nick Smith
    Bakewell Silver, Mark Wilcockson
    City of Birmingham, Warren Belshaw
    Cubbington Silver, Paul Johnson
    Dronfield CMW, Alan Tyler
    Kirkby Colliery Welfare, Stephen Berrill
    Matlock, Roger Jepson
    Moulton '77, Martyn France
    Newstead Abbey Brass, Paul Whyley
    Rushden Windmill, John Fletcher
    Shirebrook MW Unison, Mark Wilcockson
    Stamford Brass, Martyn Ford
    Syston, Dennis Powell
    University of Warwick, Simon Hogg
    Wellington (Telford), Steve Curtis
    Wem Jubilee, Roger Thorn

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    Midlands Regional Championships
    Fourth Section
    Nicholas Chamberlaine Technology College
    Sunday 9th March 2008
    Kevin Wadsworth & Malcolm Brownbill

    Participating Bands:

    Amington, Wes Kendrick
    Bestwood Welfare Black Diamonds, TBC
    Burbage (Buxton), Steve Critchlow
    Chapel-en-le-Frith, Aidan Howgate
    Corby Silver, Keith Espin
    Creswell Colliery, R Woffinden
    Croft Silver, Ian Needham
    Dunchurch, Mark Dutton
    Fairfield (Buxton), Charles W Kitchen
    Ilkeston Brass, Dave Jones
    Ireland Colliery Chesterfield, Ian Knapton
    Malvern Hills & District, Mike West
    Market Rasen RPC, Alan Needham
    Melton Borough, Lee Blankley
    Newhall, Alan Morris
    Pleasley Colliery Welfare, Dave Cutting
    Ratby Co-operative Mid, Geoff Newman
    Rolls Royce (Derby), Graham Cardwell
    Rushden Town, Phil Lewsey
    Shipston Town, Howard Gibbs
    Thoresby Colliery Youth, Christine Gent
    Trentham Brass, Mike Caveney
    Whitwell, David Fretwell

    Information courtesy : http://www.mabbc.org/Home/tabid/37/Default.aspx


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    New venue,

    what is like to play in?

    will there be a proper warm up area?

    where is the best (nearest) bar?
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    the venue is pretty good.I have played there a few times.As for pubs/bars,youare within 2-5 mins walking to all the pubs,clubs and bars in the town centre.From Nicho tech college you are about 10 mins.Much better than Burton.But some people will moan as usual.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CubbRep View Post
    the venue is pretty good.I have played there a few times.As for pubs/bars,youare within 2-5 mins walking to all the pubs,clubs and bars in the town centre.From Nicho tech college you are about 10 mins.Much better than Burton.But some people will moan as usual.
    If it's that far to the bar - LOTS of people will be moaning. Glad we're at the Civic.
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    There are a couple of pubs near to the college,but personally,I would sooner walk into town.
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    Anyone know what sort of room the 4th section are going to be playing in?
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    Not sure if this is the room/hall where we will be playing, but here is a link to the main hall at the college.

    http://www.nctc-online.co.uk/facilities/index.php?id=16
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    Quote Originally Posted by Janet Watkins View Post
    Not sure if this is the room/hall where we will be playing, but here is a link to the main hall at the college.

    I hope they turn the chairs around so we can see who is playing!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Roger Thorne View Post
    I hope they turn the chairs around so we can see who is playing!


    - aren't the chairs set out that way for the final errata check?
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    Just been browsing the Midlands area website, what has happened to Riddings?

    Not listed in the 1st section for this year?
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    Riddings band are no more - I gather a lot of the players are now playing for different bands or are having a break from banding.
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    Thats a shame because they were sounding good when I heard them this time last year.
    Leicester Co-op

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    Quote Originally Posted by postie View Post
    Riddings band are no more - I gather a lot of the players are now playing for different bands or are having a break from banding.
    That's really sad news, but reflective of these difficult times for bands.

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    The midlands areas will be a new experience for us this year, anyone know what the parking is like and genneral access to the area of the Civic Hall from the M5.
    Past experience of other regionals is if your band plays on a Sunday, you can forget being able to get any food after 3pm at the venue or anywhere else close by.
    Hope I will be proved wrong this year. There are only so many packed lunches you can eat or bring with you.

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    Looking forward to playing in the civic hall and seeing how it compares with Burton Townhall, I`m sure the facilities will be a lot better, and its only 8 miles from home !!!!!

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