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    Leicester Contest 2014 - Timing Issues. . .

    We've got a couple of University undergraduates, if it goes on too long it eats into their valuable drinking time ;)
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    Bolsover Entertainment Contest

    http://brassbandresults.co.uk/contests/bolsover-entertainment-contest-championship-sectio/2014-10-05/ Bad day at the office for us, but it was an enjoyable day and we hope to attend next year
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    2015 Area piece rumours??????

    No, we were just hoping it was something else. The last time the Championship section had anything that was even remotely forward-looking was in 2003. Fed up with playing pastiche music.
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    2015 Area piece rumours??????

    Have it on good 'insider' authority it is indeed Torchbearer. Kill me now.
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    2015 Area piece rumours??????

    If that is indeed correct, I think I'll need some sort of divine inspiration to get me through Jan-Mar.
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    Soprano cornet parts

    I think you hit the nail very firmly on the head with your last comment, Simon. We're all singing from roughly the same (unphotocopied) hymn sheet. The retailers do need to show some flexability and move with the 'here and now' of a tech-savvy generation. I recently enquired about buying a...
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    tMP Linux Users

    Just ditched Windows 8 completely. I am a free man! Linux Mint 17 from now on, but I've got to get my head round Musescore very quickly.
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    2015 Area piece rumours??????

    Please no. Pass the vodka. If I wanted to play ******* Sally Army music, I would have joined.
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    ODBBA Entertainment Contest

    Kidlington intend to be there, hopefully with somebody to play against this year! I have just had a lightbulb moment, and those in my band will know that these are rare occasions indeed ;) We will be doing two Entertainment contests in quick succession, Bolsover on the 5th, and ODBBA on the...
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    2015 Area piece rumours??????

    I personally would love it to be true, but there will be an uproar about mutes. Looking at the score, horns, baritones and euphs all need cup mutes and euphs need bucket mutes as well. I can see Gerry Birch (who makes the Peter Gane mutes) rubbing his hands!
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    2015 Area piece rumours??????

    Very true. In our 'contest oriented' bubble, it's so easy to forget the biggest section of them all - the '5th' section of bands who choose not to compete but are doing all the parks/garden fetes/vicar's tea parties etc. etc. I digress, of course. Unlike our friend above, it's time for a cup...
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    2015 Area piece rumours??????

    Resurgam. Although, to be fair, I think it was written as a contest piece first, then adopted by the SA. Probably a few more knocking around. The SA 150 thing worries me, as we've just had St Magnus - a piece written by a SA composer, based on a hymn tune and recorded by the ISB. I might be...
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    2015 Area piece rumours??????

    Even us ;) Don't want any more pastiche pieces. At least Revelation and Spiriti are honest and sincere pieces of music. Don't get me wrong, I don't mind Torchbearer, but let's try and move forward, not backwards. The bands don't just want a technical challenge, they want a musical and...
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    A post about posting

    I tend to frequent the 4BR facebook group a little more often. As it's unmoderated, there are some pretty horrible things said, but I simply block anyone not being pleasant. They can't see what I've written and vice versa. tMP has a block facility, but it only works one way.
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    A post about posting

    I think most of the pigeons in Kidlington have left for somewhere quieter Dave ;) I suppose the general rule is, be nice! I try to be nice to everyone; I don't always succeed, but the intention is there. Probably about the same for all of us, minus a couple. By my own experience on tMP, I've...
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