Thanks everyone so far:
French-Courtois imported to Chapells
The 1872 is still vague
I’ve found one other from similar era but no exact match
The charity who owns it is going to put it on eBay
Some good additions and some not so good. Some rearranging that hasn't worked (imho) but why no short score for. Conductors? Yes you can use the piano book but it doesn't cover the back of the book.
The last few have no numbers just a moan when your being told the next piece.
Overall though a...
I think the main reason for not tapping your foot has been mentioned earlier. If you always expect a regular beat from the conductor then he/she has no room for any nuance they may wish to include in the performance.
Out of a matter of interest do you continue to tap your foot during a rall or...
Tracking attendance is vital. On another thread it is mentioned how some bands support players, by tracking attendance you can quickly see if someone's attendance has dropped. Give them a call etc. to let them know we haven't forgotten them.
This brings up the old chestnut
Great parking, food area, rehearsal facilities etc. but playing acoustic??
No doubt a successful and appropriate venue from all aspects is difficult to find but they must be out there.