Recent content by Red Elvis

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    tMP, me and the future of the site :)

    Likewise - Thanks John for all you've done over the past years. Welcome Jeff W and thanks for stepping in.
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    It's been a while.............

    Good to see you Chunky I'm still here - lurking mostly !
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    Wessex Tubas

    I'm not one generally for bigging up commercial concerns but wanted to post a quick word of appreciation for service received from Jonathan at Wessex Tubas - phoned up yesterday morning to enquire about availability of gig bags for an EEb Sov , got the word on which size to order , placed said...
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    Serevent Inhaler side effects

    Mr Wilx Cardiac Nurse checking in. Serevent can indeed provoke arrythmias . I'm not a Dr so would advise a word with your GP , Respiratory Physician or Pharmacist. Regards Phil
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    L&SC Entries

    Ok lads - fair play , "percolate" may have been the wrong term from a strictly etomylogical perspective . Play nicely.
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    L&SC Entries

    Hammer / Nail / Head interface spot on there MoominDave. It's probably another debate entirely but perhaps higher section bands have been complacent for too long about just relying on players percolating their way up the ranks and not done enough to grow new players themselves . In my own...
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    L&SC Entries

    Cheers Hobgoblin.
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    L&SC Entries

    Cheers for the comments on the Clacton situation. I must make it clear that I'm not speaking in any way , shape or form as an "official" representative of the band - just giving an insight based on how I saw it and based on speaking to the committee members. Re getting deps in - I suspect...
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    L&SC Entries

    Re Clacton - yes , I fear that the band has ceased contesting at present due to a lack of players. A number of us have signed for other local bands (since Clacton withdrew last year and not beforehand) . The band still plan to undertake a number of concerts during the summer I believe and a...
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    Lt-Col Ray Steadman-Allen

    Just hearing word tonight that Lt Col Ray Steadman-Allen has been Promoted to Glory. A sad loss to those of us from an SA background, although he was a good age . A true giant of SA brass banding.
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    Milton Keynes Own Choice Contest - 30 November 2014

    Very enjoyable day out (a good result always helps too !!) . As noted above , a relaxed approach to the day. From what I could see no one took the mick in regards to the no registration aspect , all ran to time and hanging about was minimal compared to many I've done. Nice drop of bottled EPA...
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    Wychavon Festival of Brass

    First time I've attended the Contest and very impressed with the organisation - minimal hanging about before playing , a speedy trip through registration and mightily impressed with the range of cask ales you had set up in the bar area !! Would have made more of a dent in those had the band...
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    Tuba Gig Bags - London / South East

    Thanks for the reply Barry
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    Tuba Gig Bags - London / South East

    Thanks pbirch ! None there either I fear - fair play though , very helpful chap on phone and a quick reply !
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    Tuba Gig Bags - London / South East

    Afternoon all Thanks to some massive incompetence from Amazon (yes , we'll take your money , confirm your order and then wait four days till day of delivery to tell you there are none in stock!!!!), I am trying to get hold of a Tuba Gig bag by Sunday Anyone know of any shops in London / South...