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    tMP Prime Friend Laserbeam bass's Avatar
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    Practice Mute - A device for playing quiet passages in a contest
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    Crochet

    something for percussionists to do during quiet passages

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    Test Piece - approx 3 weeks and 12 minutes of unpleasantness before a pint of expensive fizzy lager in a soulless bar venue.

    Semi-quavers - composers / publishers / printers errors found in EEb /BBb bass parts.
    "Then raise the scarlet banner high , beneath its folds we'll live and die.Though cowards flinch and traitors sneer we'll keep the Red Flag flying here"
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    Only three weeks, Elvis?
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    A man once accused of being able to write a melody...

    A wise man once said, "Pointing out a fallacy in someone's argument is not the same as pedantically and persistently pushing it down someone's throat whilst completely ignoring other points that are made."

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    Previously known as "Essex Elvis" Red Elvis's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Will the Sec View Post
    Only three weeks, Elvis?
    In recent times yes !! 3 weeks x 5 nights each week !!
    "Then raise the scarlet banner high , beneath its folds we'll live and die.Though cowards flinch and traitors sneer we'll keep the Red Flag flying here"
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    Over cooked = Rehearsing the Regional Qualifier test piece from the day it is announced in September.
    Will Elsom

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    A man once accused of being able to write a melody...

    A wise man once said, "Pointing out a fallacy in someone's argument is not the same as pedantically and persistently pushing it down someone's throat whilst completely ignoring other points that are made."

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    'We only started the piece a few weeks ago' means 'We've done two rehearsals a week on it for the last 4 months'
    "Sometimes I wish I had been more spontaneous. I feel like going out, stealing a traffic cone, putting it on my head and saying 'Look at me, I'm a Giant witch'"

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    Whit Friday Contest - Drinking spree ruined by the occassional walk to contest rings
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    Available for Depping (I'm Cheap me - I play for free) .

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnflugel View Post
    'We only started the piece a few weeks ago' means 'We've done two rehearsals a week on it for the last 4 months'
    Plus sectionals.
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    A man once accused of being able to write a melody...

    A wise man once said, "Pointing out a fallacy in someone's argument is not the same as pedantically and persistently pushing it down someone's throat whilst completely ignoring other points that are made."

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    remarks - Where an adjudicator listens to a perforamce again, after the contest, and decides that in all fairness, it should have won, even though it was placed 5th on the day.
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    Brass Clinician - A Scrapman.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Laserbeam bass View Post
    remarks - Where an adjudicator listens to a perforamce again, after the contest, and decides that in all fairness, it should have won, even though it was placed 5th on the day.
    I thought that was a Renton?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bayerd View Post
    I thought that was a Renton?
    To Renton - dine out on a past glory for several years.
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    Simon Phillips

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bayerd View Post
    I thought that was a Renton?
    I couldn't possibly comment.
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    Presto- where band players purchased cheap pies and beer in the 90's

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