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  1. rachael

    Players required, South West Area.

    Portishead Town Band are currently operating as a concert band and not contesting due to a lack of regular players. We have vacancies across all sections and would warmly welcome players to our rehearsals on a Monday night 7.45pm at Gordano School ( Junc 19 M5) Our long term aim is to be able to...
  2. rachael

    Players required

    Portishead Town Band are currently operating as a concert band and not contesting due to a lack of regular players. We have vacancies across all sections and would warmly welcome any players (Grade 5 standard and above) to our rehearsals on a Monday night 7.45pm at Gordano School ( Junc 19 M5)...
  3. rachael

    Percussionists Required South West Areas

    Portishead Town Band, newly promoted to the Championship Section, urgently require percussionists to play at the Areas in Torquay on 13th March. Time is of the essence to get players signed, so please, dont be shy, we are a friendly band and you will be made to feel very welcome! Practice nights...
  4. rachael

    Areas 2006

    Can anyone confirm the dates for the West Of England Areas next year.......I have the dates 11/12th March 2006 etched on my brain.... am i right?!:confused: :rolleyes: :confused: (sorry mods if this is a repeat of a previous thread!!,.......haven't got time to go searching!!;) ) thanks...
  5. rachael

    how many percussionists??

    I'm sure there is a tMP'er out there who will just confirm what I think to be correct!! For contests (inc the National Finals) are you allowed theorectically as many percussionists as you want?! For example you can run with the allocated 25 brass players and 3,4, (or more)percussion?? Thanks...
  6. rachael

    Mr and Mrs Topp

    Some of you with a good memory may recall a thread i posted going back 18 months or so in regards to our then solo horn Kate Ivey (who is currently "on a break!") and first horn player Jeremy Topp,who had got engaged following a chance meeting at the Seascapes Hotel,Torquay during Areas weekend...
  7. rachael

    Loosing teeth!(or not as the case maybe!)

    Is it a good idea for a youngster to start playing a brass instrument before loosing any milk teeth? I have a 6.5yr old and a 4yr old who are both keen and at the moment just like to blow and make a noise! Is it worth starting anything "serious" with the oldest one yet as his teeth are...
  8. rachael

    Skirt or Trousers????!

    ladies uniforms...trousers or skirts? what do you wear as your band uniform...trousers or skirts?
  9. rachael

    Sponsorship deals

    What does your band's sponsors expect from you in return for the sponsorship they give you? We're currently looking into gaining some sponsorship,something which we have never had,so it would be good to find out how the band/sponsor relationship works else where.
  10. rachael

    Valve Oil

    Just wondering what brand of valve oil do fellow tMP'ers prefer and why!? My valves just dont seem to want to go fast enough! (or is it my fingers?) anyway be interesting to know what everyone else uses! (I've been using Blue Juice for quite some time) (apologises if there has already...
  11. rachael

    New contests to enter

    We're on the look to participate in some Entertainments or Set piece contests, we would like to go a bit further afield than just our "local" associations. Is there a list available of all contests throughout the country? We currently do our local GBBA contests in November and Feb.We have...
  12. rachael

    when Jeremy met Kate...........

    CONGRATULATIONS......... to Kate Ivey (solo horn and chairperson) and Jeremy Topp (1st horn) of Portishead Town Band,on their recent engagement. Kate and Jer met last year during the Area finals weekend at Torquay when Portishead Town Band and Test Valley (jer's old band! but he was only...
  13. rachael

    Volunteer brass teacher/tutor required

    Teacher wanted, on a voluntary basis, for Portishead Training Band, to develop a group of enthusiastic young people, ranging from recent starters, to Grade1/2. This forms part of the Portishead Brass Academy, which progresses developing players through an intermediate band, into a successful...
  14. rachael

    A SPECIAL PLACE.....please buy a set for your band!!!

    I'm pleading to all you banding people out there ....and there are quite a few of you now!!...please find a few coffers from your music budget to purchase "A special place" penned by the ever talented Mr. Richards. Its a lovely melodic piece which audiences will love,especially when they know...
  15. rachael

    Fund Raising

    We have the possibility of two over seas trips next year. Fund raising will have to play a big part in making this happen.........help!..........any ideas? :idea: We allocate certain fees from certain jobs to go towards the fund,but this wont be enough for two trips! So if you have any...
  16. rachael

    Perfectly Frank

    Wow....fame at last comes to a mere 3rd section band! Sun 21st Sept.........Perfectly Frank BBC1 ..........did ya see it???! Filmed on location here in the south west and in our bands home town of Portishead.....a brass band was needed .........it was us! There we were filming all day with...
  17. rachael

    Portishead Town Band - Vacancies

    Edit: See most recent posts for current vacancies Portishead Town Band are a progressive 3rd section band with many players above 3rd section standards. We have a great social life as well as a great banding life! We currently have vacancies due to the relocation and personal...
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