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    Best Youth Bands

    Course there will be a westie reunion! Not sure when it will be yet but from the resaults of the last reunion, it'll be a grand night i'm sure!! We played 6 percussionists because 3 of them were ready to leave the band in summer, and 2 had just joined whilst the other had been there a few...
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    Best Youth Bands

    West Lothian are conducted by Nigel Boddice. They've been around for thirty years next year, and on their day can be absolutely outstanding. Having recently left the band i can say that from personal experience! But as happens with all youth bands, when the oldies leave the new guys have to...
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    Save Manger Folk High School - please read

    i visited Manger with the European Youth Brass Band when we visited Bergen, and i have to say that to lose such a unique place would be such a waste of all the effort both staff and pupils put into the place. Good Luck!!
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    School Bands

    School bands are an important part of musical life even now. It was where I learned to communicate with other players, be part of a team, learn how to cope with peer pressure etc. If you play an instrument then it is critical that you learn ensemble skills. If you have a severe hatred of the...
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    National Youth Brass Band Championships of Great Britain

    I am the same Caro who's doing the European solos.....not sure why! And it wasn't me who stayed to collect the prize either! We got there, got changed, played, got changed and went home!!!! It was wee Hayley that stayed. We've only played Shine as the Light this year and last year, but I...
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    National Youth Brass Band Championships of Great Britain

    The only reason we had 6 percussionists all playing is basically because 3 of them have only been in the band since October, and we didn't want to cause them any greif by leaving some behind......coz thats just cruel!!!! Some of our tutors stayed in to hear St. Helens while we were changing...
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    National Youth Brass Band Championships of Great Britain

    Well, once again on behalf of West Lothian congrats to everyone in the premier section! Glad to see theres no bitterness.......and my last contest went pretty damn well !!!!!!!! See you next year......... :D :D
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    National Youth Brass Band Championships of Great Britain

    Knew there was a reasonI liked you Mark!!!! You do bear an uncanny resemblance to Archie Hutchinson tho.........Everyone has their down fall I suppose!!! Love ya!
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    National Youth Brass Band Championships of Great Britain

    well i'd just like to say on behalf of everyone at West Lothian....Good Luck! We're looking forward to the contest. Should be an intersting one since all the top bands seem to be on good form from what I've read on this site!! :wink: Cheers!!
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