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    Should 4BR be put in a box?

    ......<snigger!>
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    The one show

    Not collection tins Lofty, but them tambourines can have yer eye out! :) I do note your self induced flinch when you made the SA and Freemasonry comparison, care to elaborate or am I reading too much into it?:) Howard Snell said it for me a few years back re. the SA and mainstream banding, you...
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    The one show

    I've always struggled with the 'religious outreach' justification for the SA's involvement in mainstream banding too. My knowledge of the SA begins and ends with Eric Ball and the dozens of salvationists who have added much value to the banding movement, but I am curious as to why so many SA...
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    The one show

    I wasn't aware that Prestige had any SA connection, so no calls of cover up from me. My wider point is that businesses in and around banding are a tad incestuous and this perhaps doesn't lend itself to robust inquiry when we're talking about journalism, although it has to be said that it didn't...
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    The one show

    BBW magazine currently co-owned by a former Salvationist, Nikki Bland?
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    The one show

    Another example of a business with a 'Christian ethos' here it would seem. http://www.theguardian.com/society/2011/jan/30/salvation-army-profits-kettering-textiles
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    The one show

    I agree, although when most of what little banding journalism there is, is owned by or linked to a religious sect (the SA) than we shouldn`t be too surprised I suppose. The SP&S were honest enough when they took over the BB to say that it was a part of their 'religious outreach', I dont suppose...
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    No Scottish bands at Nationals?

    It's your job to pay for it all AMP. The socialist utopia being created up there doesn't come cheap.
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    No Scottish bands at Nationals?

    I disagree, full independence for Scotland will bring into sharp focus the current registry anomaly where the Scots are allowed to compete in an event without paying a Kapitol registry fee and contributing to the costs of the event. Scottish bands qualifying for the finals paying a higher entry...
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    Registration Query...

    ...and further to John`s point, it could be said that English bands are being used to sustain and preserve Kapitol`s British National, yet the Celtic nations who enjoy the benefits of a weekend in London and Cheltenham every year are excused.
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    English Brass Band Association?

    I can`t think of any other amateur form of music making where the urge to compete against other is so organised and generally given such a priority.The British Band tradition has been exported worldwide, most if not all have adopted our contesting habit as far as I can see and then organised...
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    English Brass Band Association?

    We have a privately owned British National not a multi-sectional English one which the OP`er was bemoaning. Like it or not contesting is our raison d`etre, hence every other banding nation (apart from England!) having a national body that is involved in the administration of contesting in its...
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    Registration Query...

    I`m not sure how Kapitol and its new BBP Ltd works, but I can see in the years to come it being perhaps a tad contentious that English bands are paying more directly into the Kapitol 'pot' (in registry fees) than their Welsh and Scots counterparts, especially if as this year three of the five...
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    English Brass Band Association?

    Why not both, most other banding nations do.
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    Registration Query...

    If as we suspect the new Kapitol registry is going to be a huge revenue boost to Morris`s British National, it might be fairer if the Scots and Welsh were made to join BBP in order to compete in the Nationals.
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