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    Degeneration of banding today

    And what if per chance the chair is the reason that a band is split? Is it acceptable for them to then have the casting vote?? I don't kinow anymore, I swore when I came back into banding that I wouldn't quit again - but feel that maybe I should. For those who stated that they pity people I may...
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    Degeneration of banding today

    The band I am now with wasn't a competing band when i first looked at them, however they decided to start competing, hence why I moved as they were also nearer to me!
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    Degeneration of banding today

    My main 'complaint' if you will was the attitude of the committee inside the band room to not allow entry to a new player wishing to join the band despite them having the authority to do so if they had wished, I asked that they be admitted and was told 'no they are not a member' on the other...
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    Degeneration of banding today

    Had I taken my 9yr old and 6yr old with me would they too have been refused entry on the grounds that they are not 'members'??. There has to be an open door policy as it is a charity, there were no grounds for refusing entry to anybody last night.
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    Degeneration of banding today

    I have tried to discuss this with the committee of the band. I have been stonewalled and advised to put any comments in writing to a solicitor. I left my previous band to join this one and felt that I was joining what you describe, a friendly progressive band with a bright future ahead, I even...
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    Degeneration of banding today

    Yes Aidan even if sometimes it seems like double dutch! The bands constitution does not allow for disciplining or excluding members, there is no code of conduct at present. Solicitors and heavies on the door merely serves to waste valuable band funds, this band is also a registered charity!
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    Degeneration of banding today

    9 of us walked away from the band room tonight, 1 member had already said they would not attend until an EGM/AGM was called. We left 9 people in the band room, a new conductor was present as following the areas our conductor had said they would play only. I don't know what the new conductor had...
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    Degeneration of banding today

    My opinion is just that - mine and mine alone. The facts are simple - there are always 2 sides but as solicitors have been involved I feel its prudent to not offer any 'facts' that may be misconstrued... the post tonight is merely about the way a potential new player was treated (incidentally...
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    Degeneration of banding today

    sadly I am not able to comment further as to what those reasons may be, certainly none that I'm aware of that would prevent a potential new player from being allowed in. :(
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    Degeneration of banding today

    well am unsure as to why it was felt necessary in the first place - bemused that the chairman and committee members that were there still refused to let a new player in becasue they were not a 'member' - they had appointed the 'security' so could have allowed her in...... does that make it any...
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    Degeneration of banding today

    Tonight sadly I had the misfortune to turn up to band rehearsal to find 3 door men in attendance. I had received a letter earlier in the week from a solicitor acting on behalf of the bands committee stating that an EGM that had been asked for according to the band constitution would not now be...
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    What makes a person a member of a brass band?

    Thanks for that - gives me something to work from and with :)
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    What makes a person a member of a brass band?

    Blimey! that seems extreme.....My personal feeling is if players are registered and will be there regularly at rehearsals/jobs as time allows then they are members. If they turn up once in a blue moon but pay subs they are a member.....
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    What makes a person a member of a brass band?

    Some interesting theories here. Keep them coming and if anyone would like to share what their bands constitution says I'd be interested in that as well.....
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    What makes a person a member of a brass band?

    Thanks for that reply - I do feel that the constitution needs to be looked at - its not been updated since 2003 and doesn't seem fit for purpose anymore :(
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