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    Paddy's 1st Section National Finals - 2012

    I wouldn't put it past Becontree to pull something special out of the bag based on this years performances! ;) I certainly have my top 5 sorted, though not in any order yet.. Unite, Imps, Becontree, Shepherds and Rainford
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    Paddy's Yorkshire Area - 2012

    Well said that man! An excellent job as always Peggy! :clap:
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    Paddy's Yorkshire Area - 2012

    1st Section also only has 10 bands with an estimated piece length of just over 10 minutes.. Should be cleared well in time for a prompt Champ start! ;)
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    Summer Events in Yorkshire

    If you fancy heading a little further North you'll find Durham Miners Gala a fantastic day out for the band geek with family, plenty of band coaches head up from Yorkshire too so you may be able to hitch a lift! July 14th, or Old Silkstone March Contest is on the same day a bit closer to "home".
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    Where have all the Bb bass players gone?

    I propose the first meeting takes place on 4th March at St Georges Hall ;)
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    Where have all the Bb bass players gone?

    As someone who has played almost every section in a brass band, including Top Chair and Trombone (not Sop though, I'm not that daft - yet!), I can safely say the Bb Bass is proving to be my biggest challenge yet! Trying to get the stamina, tonal quality and articulation is a LOT harder than...
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    Where have all the Bb bass players gone?

    I think one of the problems there Stuart is that one single, decent, Bb Bass can cost as much as and entire section elsewhere, and often eat into much more than a band can, safely/justifiably, afford at the time especially if they don't have the player for the instrument. Replacing a couple of...
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    Where have all the Bb bass players gone?

    Couldn't agree more!! :clap:
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    Where have all the Bb bass players gone?

    Reiterating some of my points :) I indeed "took one for the team" and still am, my only respite being carolling jobs at Christmas when I was allowed to do Solo Cornet or Euph for most of them! When challenged to find another Bb Bass player to be allowed to move off it (it was only intended as...
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    Where have all the Bb bass players gone?

    It is true that BBb's don't get hardly anything in the way of tunes! :( I have to say as a, "stand in", Bb Bass player my bottom register is shocking (parping and ripping) while my upper register, above the staff, is more than comfortable (Top C's without too much problem), I have several...
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    Where have all the Bb bass players gone?

    It is disturbing.. Both myself (Bb) and the Solo Eb are "Aid Workers" shipped in from the Euphonium bench in our band to cover the desperate lack of Tuba players. Having said that, I do have one lad in my Youth Band who I did persuade to shift from Euph to Eb Bass and in the last 2 weeks...
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    URGENT: Who was the "official" band photographer for the 1st Section at Butlins 2012

    Excellent, it is too late for the article but I am wanting some Press Packs material so that is great.. Thanks Ian :)
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    URGENT: Who was the "official" band photographer for the 1st Section at Butlins 2012

    Would be good to know anyway but we are trying to source the photo for a press article which is going out today :$ Thanks :)
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    URGENT: Who was the "official" band photographer for the 1st Section at Butlins 2012

    Heyup, I urgently (today) need to contact the "official" band photographer from the First Section at Butlins this year anyone know who it was? Thanks Mic
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    Fancy some free music?

    :cool: Thanking you kindly sir.. We're just having a vote as to what piece we would like :)
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