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    Singularis

    I'm currently working on a large-scale composition for brass band, a tone poem in 10 movements lasting around an hour. The music has it's own wesbite, Singularis - A Tone Poem for Brass Band in 10 movements complete with audio and score samples and a general synopsis. Why? Well a lot of...
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    Fourth Section Test Pieces

    Yes, have done so myself.
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    Fourth Section Test Pieces

    GoffRichard's Hollywood is very playable at 4th section level, yes it has perc but not to the point of being absolutely mandatory.
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    Fourth Section Test Pieces

    Haslemere Suite is descriptive if a little corny in places.
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    Fourth Section Test Pieces

    Lydian Pictures Stantonbury Festival Chorale and Toccata (although that has lots of perc?) Pennine Moors Shipbuilders Legend in Brass
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    Decent band music

    Have a look at Lee Morris - creativebrass.co.uk - he's a very talented arranger with music right for your level of band. He's on here too I - Mr Ratty | theMouthPiece.com - Call of the Colliery is brilliant.
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    Dimensions Peter Graham

    Definitely third section, we are working it up at the minute and are 3rd as of 2016. Some tricky runs, back row cornet parts, gorgeous solos for PC and Euph, all in 8 minutes and change. One of the most "perfect" test pieces in the truest sense of the word - everyone and everything gets a good...
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    Backworth Colliery Band, 3rd Section, Newcastle Upon Tyne

    Backworth Colliery Band (3rd Section, Newcastle-upon-Tyne) are looking for front row Cornets and Basses to complete our fabulous band. We are an ambitious group of musicians with an interesting variety of concerts and contests. Rehearse Tuesday and Thursday nights in Backworth, Newcastle Upon...
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    Musical Director - North East England

    Just bumping this - available to conduct bands of any level in the area, would love to help out this summer any bands in need of cover. email: colinharris113@gmail.com
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    Backworth Colliery Band, 3rd Section, Newcastle Upon Tyne

    Backworth Colliery Band are looking for a Front row cornet, Solo Trombone and E-Flat bass to complete our lines up for the forthcoming season. The band is a friendly and committed organisation with our own band room in the town of Backworth, an easy commute from Newcastle or The Coast via road...
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    Recent concert programmes

    Roker Methodist Church, Sunderland. 17th May 2014 1st half Trailblaze by Goff Richards Caliph of Baghdad, Overture by Boieldieu arr. W Rimmer You Raise Me Up (cornet solo)by Rolf Lovland arr. Alan Fernie Puttin on the Ritz by Irving Berlin arr. Goff Richards Norwegian Wood by John Lennon and...
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    Musical Director - North East England

    Experienced musical director available for practices and concerts around the North East, currently MD of Backworth Colliery Band, 20 years experience at most levels of banding both performance and contesting. PM me, colin@vauxhall-senator.com or 0782 488 6024 if you are into mobiles and such...
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    Not often a brass band makes the front page of a paper...

    Now the Police band has pulled out (sensible) and the Durham Miners Band have got the gig. The very organisation who started a Facebook campaign to remove the Police band. Make your own conclusions.
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    Not often a brass band makes the front page of a paper...

    Even if it's the Northern Echo. A POLICE band has withdrawn from a theatre show about the decline of the coal industry after its involvement stirred up ill-feeling among the region’s mining community. Durham Constabulary brass band had been lined up to play a major role in Brassed...
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    Sold/Expired Black Dyke Tickets - Sage, Feb 16th

    Two tickets for Black Dyke at the Sage - Feb 16th 2pm - for sale at face value. Please share if you know someone who would be interested. http://www.sagegateshead.com/event/black-dyke-band/ seats close to the front. PM me if interested, event is just about sold out. Thanks, Colin.
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