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    In Switzerland (Eric Ball)

    I have checked my collection and don't have it, sorry. Hopefully somebody else will have a positive response. Best Wishes
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    The picture which inspired Victorian Snapshots

    Great picture and a superb composition.
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    Returning to Group Playing, What’s your Band doing?

    Well said Dave......a little levity a day is what we all need. I agree with some of Jack's rant as I find myself in a somewhat similar situation. I'm 75, retired (from work and playing), live alone and can't ride a horse but I do try to get out for a walk most days (I live in Ontario so...
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    Returning to Group Playing, What’s your Band doing?

    I'm sure this will continue to vary from country to country and, in the case of some geographically large countries, from region to region. I live in Ontario and there is currently no plan to return to live performances. Our vaccination plan has not been very effective so far, due to a lack of...
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    Greetings from Michigan

    Welcome. I'm east of you in Ontario. Sadly have to agree with Vegasbound about the lack of activity. Not sure I agree with your "red headed step child" comment but maybe that's true in your specific location. There are a number of brass bands in the U.S. and the movement has been expanding...
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    CHRISTMAS CHARITY COLLECTING BY CARD

    Here's a notice I just saw on-line from The Salvation Army in Ontario.
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    Is it me or does no one post here anymore?

    Ah, but do we scratch the surface with our left hand or our right Jack - lol.
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    Is it me or does no one post here anymore?

    I'm a "lefty" as well, born in 1945. I well remember having my knuckles rapped with a wooden ruler in school for writing left-handed......the teacher's name was James Forrest and I never forgot him!! That said, I continued to write with my left hand and also learned to play cornet right handed...
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    Is it ok to rehearse a brass quintet outside?

    This illustrates how it is a moving target, both within individual countries and from one country to another.
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    Is it me or does no one post here anymore?

    Good points as always Keith. Thank you.
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    Is it me or does no one post here anymore?

    I contacted NYSB and here's the reply: " The CD will be available to order any day now... We are just working on getting it on the web site".
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    Is it me or does no one post here anymore?

    I was surprised by your comment and then read your second post. I have some friends who play in HSSB and was sure I'd would have heard of any new CD. I assume there's a glitch on their site. I did hear of a new one "Coming Soon" from the NYSB; it's a double of their concert with Cory that...
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    Is it me or does no one post here anymore?

    I hadn't heard about the WoB issue and find that both surprising and disappointing. If you are right in surmising that bands may have resorted to selling their own product that, in my opinion is a step back to the 70's and 80's when it was often difficult to locate some new recordings...
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    Is it me or does no one post here anymore?

    I am as well Jim and have to agree with you about the lack of releases in recent times. I get it that maybe CD's aren't the big sell they used to be and downloading is becoming the new normal but there haven't even been any new releases for download. Surely there must have been projects in the...
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    Is it ok to rehearse a brass quintet outside?

    I believe any rehearsal, inside or outside and with a group of any size, will be dependent on your location. I live in Ontario and to my knowledge, any inside activity is not allowed here but physically distanced groups allowed outside. The fantastic concert last week with Manger and Eikanger...
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