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    UKBBA Who and what?

    I don't believe there is any relationship between the Associations and the Local Regional Committee. I certainly don't think there is here in the Midlands. There are people who serve on both and so there are likely common interests. The article quotes Kapotol and Butlins as not having bands...
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    Leicestershire Co-op - 2nd Section - Front Row/Flugel and Trombone Required

    Leicestershire Co-op Band, 2nd Section Midlands Regional Champions, require a first class Trombone and Flugel Horn player to complete the line up for this years finals. Come and join our family friendly band and see what we have to offer. We're based in Coalville with easy access off J23/22 of...
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    The mud-slinging continues...! [ABBA discussion]

    Firstly, congratulations to Paul and Wire Brass for taking a very brave decision. It certainly had me thinking. But I don't think the problem is just ABBA. Take a look at their chairman. He is instrumental in creating and running what is probably the most successful, current national brass...
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    Leicestershire Co-op Band - Vacancies

    We have a vacancy for a 2nd Trombone player. We rehearse in the centre of Coalville, close to J22/23 of M1 and J13 of A42 on Tuesdays and Thursdays. PM me if you are interested.
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    Leicestershire Co-op Band - Vacancies

    BBb Bass position filled, now just looking for a Bass Trombone. Any takers? PM me.
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    4barsrest

    Spending more time off than on at the moment......... still, "No news is good news".
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    Leicestershire Co-op Band - Vacancies

    We have a vacancy for a competeny BBb Bass player. We rehearse in the centre of Coalville, close to J22/23 of M1 and J13 of A42 on Tuesdays and Thursdays. PM me if you are interested. Also still looking for a Bass Trombone. Both required for Pontins, Leicester and Leamington contests, all...
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    Leicestershire Co-op Band - Vacancies

    We are looking for a quality Bass Trombone player for our busy contest and concert schedule. We now rehearse at our own band room, located in the centre of Coalville. Easy reach for M1 and M42. We're a friendly band, but committed to progress. We enjoy good attendance and are well motivated...
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    Leicestershire Co-op Band - Vacancies

    We are looking for a Bass Trombone and Bass (either Eb or Bb considered) to complete our line up for Summer and Autumn contests. We are a busy second section band, based in the centre of Coalville (M1 J22/23) and very friendly. PM me if you're intersted. Edit: threads merged as per tMP...
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    £1m for a brass band

    I think this thread is coming round to another discussion on which I raised similar points earlier. So, at the risk of being boring, here we go again. If we, the Brass Band members of Great Britain, would like to raise the profile of our hobby, for whatever reason, we will have to pay for it...
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    £1m for a brass band

    Good on you Michelle! I wish there were more people like you in banding. Jess and Ben, you really don't have to jump to Dinnington's defence all the time, although I do understand your frustrations. Let people have their say, they will do anyway. Enjoyed the show last night, but that's...
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    Eclipse cornets, flugels & trumpets

    I bought my Eclipse Trumpet about five years ago. Medium Red bell and suitable lead pipe. Valve block makes my Sovereign Cornet feel like they've been treated with wallpaper paste! Best investment I ever made and sounded great in the hands of Noel Langley. (Shame it doesn't sound as good in...
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    Band article, The Times, 26th February

    Agreed 100%. Oh. and don't 'shut up', you make a lot of sense.
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    Band article, The Times, 26th February

    No, I agree. The point I was making though is that, with the exception of the few top bands, brass banding is a hobby we do for ourselves. Yes, we may be able to get a couple of hundred people in a concert hall once a year and net £1000 or so. We can even charge a few hundred for a couple of...
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    Band article, The Times, 26th February

    I read the article and the comments made in the discussion above. I think that we sometimes miss the point. Brass Banding, playing and conducting, concerts and contests is our hobby. My son plays football twice a week. Every time he plays it costs him (Me) £2.00. This contributes towards...
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