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    Veering off from Andy_Euph's thread, please find some entries from "The Brass Band Dictonary".

    "Unique" = something that the speaker/poster believes is worthy of note.

    "Innovative" = an initiative or happening where the promoter/poster uses the word "innovative" more than three times, thereby making it "Innovative" no matter how old hat it actually is.

    "New Music" = anything still in Copyright

    "Friendly Band" = Every band that ever advertised for players

    "London Band" = Any band within 60 miles of the M25

    "Close to" = Within 5 miles of a motorway junction (except the M25 - See "London Band").

    "Dep" = A person who covers an empty seat in a band at (usually) a concert, who we will "forget" to pay if they don't get over the embarrassment and actually ask the treasurer

    "Brilliant Opportunity" = A chance to put your band on display without remuneration. (See also "LOCOG")

    "Forward looking band" = Sets up in two straight lines facing the audience.

    "Subs" = 1. An obnoxious concept. 2. Fantastic value if you compare it to belonging to a sports club.

    "LOCOG" = An organsation that does not believe that any musicians are actually professional.

    "Anonymity" = 1. Used legitimately by parties to contribute positively to an online community, whilst maintaining a degree of separation from the band/organisation they play for/represent. 2. The right to spout hurtful untruths, usually in the guise of humour, because it perceived there is no comeback as "they don't know who I am".

    "Oldest band" = (Usually related to particular area/region) Any band for which evidence that it did not exist from the stated date cannot be found.

    "Contest" = An event that starts (usually) several hours before the "We Wiz Robbed" brigade pipes up.

    "Composer" = 1. Person who creates new music. 2. Anyone with "Sibelius"

    "Sibelius" = 1. Finnish Composer. 2. A music notation tool. 3. (colloq) A music composition tool.

    Any others?
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    "Wroughting (raw - ting)" = Mostly prevalent in the 4th section or lower Championship section. Consists of blowing ones spuds off in order to try and imitate a "top" band.
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    "Percussionist" - Kit drummer on timps.

    "Up-and-coming band" - 4th place at the last contest is their best result so far...

    "Music library" - disorganised mess
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    '2nd Baritone' - Treasurer'Hymn Tune' - A device used at the start of a rehearsal to fill time until all players arrive.
    Last edited by DRW; 03.08.2012 at 22:11. Reason: Addition

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    'Sibelius' (Sib-alias) A form of cheating whereby one member of a family plays for another band, in the place of another member of the same family. The former using the latters registration card.
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    'Arranger' - The nominated band member who gets deps for gigs and contests
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    "Bar" - a nice friendly place where an assortment of players congregation to socialise and/or celebrate/drown their sorrows.
    "When life hands you lemons, demand tequila and salt!" ;)

    Laura Marsh
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    Bar line - Queue for after-concert / rehearsal refreshments.

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    Conductor - someone you hope gets struck by lightening when he stops for the umpteenith time just before your entry!
    Blow in the little end. Noise comes out the Big end.
    Simples !

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    Musical director: Someone who chooses the music to play

    Principal Bass: Nominated bass player who stays sober enough to play the tricky bits.

    Social Band: Half the band go down the pub after rehearsal and talk about the other half

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    Movement: 1. A section of a symphony or suite. 2. A group of people who do not move. (Bram Gay: They call it a brass band movement. Somebody let me know the next time it moves.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by James Yelland View Post
    Movement: 1. A section of a symphony or suite. 2. A group of people who do not move. (Bram Gay: They call it a brass band movement. Somebody let me know the next time it moves.)
    The reason it doesn't move is because there is an (old?) school who value the opinions of the likes of Bram Gay far too highly, and hark, ceaselessly, back to the days of Harry Mortimer, in banding's cretaceous period.
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    Quote Originally Posted by simonium View Post
    The reason it doesn't move is because there is an (old?) school who value the opinions of the likes of Bram Gay far too highly, and hark, ceaselessly, back to the days of Harry Mortimer, in banding's cretaceous period.
    It's probably just me being dense, but I don't understand your point - could you explain, please? Sorry.
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    If only you could "like" posts!
    "When life hands you lemons, demand tequila and salt!" ;)

    Laura Marsh
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    troll (t-roll)- 1. A tremolo performed on either timpani, triangle or trombone 2. A fictional character that lives under a bridge 3. A disruptive individual who interrupts threads with comments that are off topic, and then illicits a response from the original poster, which take the thread off topic
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