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    BBb Bass Mouthpieces, specifically pedaling

    Mt Vernon Bachs cannot be beaten in my opinion. it has a resonance of its own.
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    BBb Bass Mouthpieces, specifically pedaling

    I am not sure regarding the VB 24AW! I play on one (the mt. Vernon era) and it is brilliant, the newer mouthpieces seem to lack continuity in the cutting, some do not have the lovely open thoat that old ones have. I suggest trying a Melton or B&S 24aw where the quality is carefully monitored.
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    UKBBA Who and what?

    Thanks Mark, hope you are well. :D
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    UKBBA Who and what?

    Ukbba. Who are you? I want to know who wants to tax my band if we can afford the coach to go to the area? Which organization wants to bleed us dry now. Show your faces.
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    Kinder Scout - George Hespe

    Harold Hill had a great career. Cliff Lack is the fountain of knowledge re. Ferodo Band nowadays. Kerwins March is totally different, based around the 1812 overture.
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    Kinder Scout - George Hespe

    ... the Kerwin march I comissioned on behalf of New Mills Band.. a great march in it's own right.
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    Kinder Scout - George Hespe

    I don't think this was published.. it was of course the Ferodo band's signature tune, composed for them in the 1950's.
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    Which brass band is the oldest in the UK?

    My evidence comes from The Stalybridge 100 yrs anniversary (1814-1914) book, which, if you care to read, states the facts I mentioned..... A copy of this book can be found in stockport library, or the Harry Mortimer research facility at Salford. I am not out to change history for anybody's...
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    Buxton 2010

    It's the highest placed local band not in the prizes. Well done to everyone. Fairfield played 'three musketeers' & Whaley played 'Egmont' I would like to publicly thank Alan Wycherley, who came in to do the last week & the day after suffering his heart attack, a fantastic & brave man.
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    "Cheating" at contests

    The result does matter if it is the area contest & you want to strive for promotion. assoc. contests are different. The conductor picks the concert programme to suit the band. a set testpiece is a completely different situation, in any case, who mentioned concerts?
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    Midlands Regional Championships - 2010

    "I agree with you on the size of the section 25 /24 bands is far to many when you look at the 2nd section only 10!!!!! Easiest thing is to promote 5/6 bands from 4th section into 3rd and promote 4/5 bands into 2nd section from 3rd. That will give the second section more bands and more...
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    "Cheating" at contests

    Every band & conductor has the opportunity to rescore, re allocate parts to get the best overall 'picture' of the performance. if re jigging parts make the difference between competing and not going, do it I say. I did very little of this for the area as I have good players, I cut some parts...
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    Encouraging to play Bass

    A few manufacturers make compact basses, Rosetti Series 5 are super, they are modelled on the besson prototype, but wth a large bore for around £650. this type of bass is ideal as it is not much bigger than a euph.
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    Virtuosi instruments- any experience of?

    i have got a few, the trombone is far by the best, for valved student models, i would go for the yamaha copies made by rosetti. the virtuosi valves have been troublesome.
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    Haitian National Anthem

    Thanks for everybody's help, it needs to be full band, choir & handbells!! :o)
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