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  1. Okiedokie of Oz

    Yamaha Xeno Trombones

    I've gone and done a baaaaaaad thing:eek: Well, it isn't that bad... just bad for the bank account. I've fallen in love with the Xeno. I am normally a Bass and Bass trom player, so when I got asked to play top seat for the recent Queensland Band Championships, in Northern Australia...
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    New websites from "The Colonies"

    When it rains it pours!! A lot of us dedicated bandies from this side of the pond have had to be very didicated posters here at our beloved Mouthpiece because there was nothing akin to this environment back at home.... ...until today. Last month, 4 Bars Rest launched the new "4 Bars...
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    I am so surprised...

    ...that noone has made a recording of Divertimento For Brass!!!! My band has chosen this glorious piece of music to play as our D grade own choice at the Queensland Band Championships in 8 weeks time. It is such an inspiring work! Yet when I contacted my local brass supplier for a...
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    Words every bandsman dreads

    "We wuz robbed!!" No doubt, after every band contest, 9 bands run around chanting this, while the tenth jumps on their bus, trophy in hand, and big smiles all around. With the Aussie Nationals a few weeks back, no doubt there are many bands in my area also saying it. But when I say it, I...
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    BAD tubas needed

    I have a very unusual request, but I am sure some of us may be able to assist, by bizarre twists of fate. I need information on BAD tubas!! Horrible ones!! Non compensating, poorly tuning, the works!!!! Actually, that's more of an exaggeration. What I do need is a comparison on tubas...
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    In the name of modernisation.....

    Recently the Queensland Band Association released documents written to invoke discussion about concepts wanted in a new constitution. While the idea is sound, the document begins to ask questions like * What instruments should be allowed to compete? * What is the purpose of a Music...
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    Gladstone Municipal Band, Gladstone Entertainment Centre, 22 October

    Gladstone Municipal Band's first feature concert since 1999! On the 22 October, 2004, Gladstone Municipal Band will be hosting a Gala Concert to toe people of the city of Gladstone. While secondary purposes of the concert are for recruitment and publicity, the concert aims to bring...
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    Lost that darn catalogue!!

    Recently, my band read through large quantities of catalogues and ordered a whole bunch of music. Since then, my secretary has tried to help me by cleaning my band hall desk and has tossed the catalogues, and now I find BMS cannot find a piece we ordered!!! Does anyone know any publishing...
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    Who is BOC Bro?

    I noticed noone has caught on yet that when BOC Bro posted a picture the other day, noone noticed the name of the host band's website......BOC Bro has identified himself!!!!
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    Russell Gray with Capricornia Silver Band - 11 July '04

    Recently, in a lone bandroom in Central Queensland, someone dared to utter that noone is this part of the country, in this day and age, would EVER pay to hear classical music. Yet, members of this band were part of an amazing audience that travelled from near and far when they heard that...
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    Non-Sovereign cornets

    A bandmember has asked me to look into people's opinions of cornets other than the infamous Sovereign. I mean, we'd all love to own Sovs but sometimes it isn't a viable options. So, how do we feel (assuming sovereigns are non existant) about the following Challenger (B&S) 3141 pro model...
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    Groovy's Ultimatum

    So, with 4 and a half hours to go until Groovy has to make her choice, the pressure is on one of the few ladies left within the house. Which way will she lean? Who should she select as a replacement should she opt for it? :?: WHAT would YOU do :?: Personally, if it were me, I'd...
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    Russell Gray in regional Australia

    Currently on tour to promote his collection of recordings of Arban's famous cornet solos on Mr Arban's cornet, Mr Russell Gray, one the UK's finest cornet players will be performing with the Capricornia Silver Band in Rockhampton, Qld AUSTRALIA on July 11. Fly on over and check it out! :wink:
  14. Okiedokie of Oz

    Tango Music

    Help me please, O wise and powerful tMPers!!!! Remember Al Paciono and Chris O'Donnell in Scent of a Woman and the scene where they did the tango in the restaurant? Or True Lies, whenever Arnie tangoed? You do? Oh goody, because here's the hard part - What is the name of the music...
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    Marches.....faves and recyclables.

    I had a search before bringing this up and could not find a match. In my day, I've played with a couple of bands, and played a few marches. I also know that sometimes the good ones get over played, and we can't have them being worn out, now can we? So I want to ask a couple of questions...
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    another Tech problem........

    dunno where to put this, but if I put it here, if it's a me error, someone can correct me, and if it isn't, someone can correct me anyway. I've noticed since the domain change, that once I go from the front page into a forum, all topics are flagged as "read." They only ever come up again as...
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    Ever played one of these???

    As I may have mentioned previously, the Gladstone Municipal Band is a Gladstone City Council-supported organisation. We receive generous financial assistance throughout the years for uniforms, instruments, rates discounts and so forth in exchange for playing at all council functions at no...
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    for All Badger's and their Mama's

    For BMB and her Friends From an Aussie friend
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    Music Selection

    At contest, and at the conductor's workshop held in Brisbane on the weekend, music selection was discussed. Two different viewpoints have now been raised, which puts me at odds when I go now to my library to find new music? Viewpoint one leans towards playing more modern music to attract...
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    Queensland Band Championship Results.

    click here for Scores Adjudicators were Peter Younghusband and Kevin Jarrett. Some brilliant feedback from these two gentlemen over the course of the weekend, some of it rather useless.....but who is to say what is useless and what isn't?? A grade was a very tight performance...
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