Ooo very controverstial Andy!! What I find strange/interesting though is that all the Yorkshire bands apart from in the 4th section were placed next to each other. 3rd and 4th in second section, last 2 in 1st section and 12th and 13th in 3rd section. Good to see we're consistent!
It's that time of year again when the summer schools start in earnest! Well, why not join us this year in our beautiful new location at Sturnminster Newton High School. This course is now in it's 41st year and this will be my 8th year of attendance. It is an enjoyable week and...
I played at Preston for the first time yesterday and although it was a great day, like others, I'm not sure I agree with bands being entered into lower sections than their official placing. Not only is it unfair to other bands, it must be frustrating for the players of the bands in mention. How...
From what I remember, these are some of the results:
Best Youth: Sellers
Deportment: Grange Moor
Best 4th Section: Tingley (apologies if they won 3rd section, I'm not sure)
Best 3rd Section: ?
Best 1st Section: Knottingley Silver
Best Hymn: Marsden
Best March: Marsden
3rd Overall: Grange...
Yorkshire 1st Section looking for new MD
Knottingley Silver Band are looking for a new musical director for our 1st section band. We have a nucleus of friendly, committed and quality players and we need someone with the ability and commitment to take us forward. Are you the person...
Cheers Neil!! We were all really pleased!!
And well done to everyone who participated. I had a really enjoyable day so thankyou to all the organisers.
And I agree with the earlier post regarding players running between the bands. It's nice to forget all the politics that unfortunately occurs...
I played this piece at the wessex band summer school in 2005 and I thoroughly enjoyed it! There are some really lovely moments in the 2nd movement and the third movement is really fun to get your fingers around it!
So I'd recommend it!
2nd Euphonium Needed
Knottingley Silver Band (1st Section) are looking for an enthusiastic team player to fill our 2nd Euph vacancy.
We have an exciting programme ahead of us including concerts in various locations, march contests, own choice contests and much more.
Solo Euphonium at Knotingley Silver band (1st Section)
Hi all, I'm willing to help out any band in the west yorkshire area (and beyond within reason). I don't have transport but I wouldn't always require a lift if there's a train...
This is a good question. On the one hand, both bands do as well as each other, the full band have done what the score asks them and played the piece to the best of their ability. The band with missing seats has also done well to achieve a convincing performance with player's missing, which can...
Not at all, I think all players should have a good chance at playing their own parts, not just one or two run throughs. People should (and hopefully this is the case) be given credit for trying to play/practise their parts, whilst stretching their ability. There's nothing worse than giving it...
:lol: I'm calm, I was just putting my point across, i also agree that if people want to keep their parts then they should be practised, which would help both sectionals (instead of note bashing) and the conductor's job of re-scoring. Anyway, just my thoughts. :lol:
And what i meant was band's who had no other way around it, i.e not a full ensemble (as charmed said). Paddo, you know well that I hate playing other people's parts instead of sitting down and seeing my own part in front of me, but if bands are unfortunate to not have a full line up then what's...