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    Several players available for Whit Friday

    All players sorted! Thanks to all who expressed interest!
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    Several players available for Whit Friday

    I'm back again this year with another crew of whit Friday deps available for your band! Here's what's available this time round: 1x tenor trombone 1x tenor horn 1x euphonium 1x baritone/Bb cornet 1x Eb bass 1x Bb cornet (back row)/tenor horn Ideally looking for a band to take all players, but...
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    Shirley Band, Midlands

    The Shirley Band (MD David Hirst) have the following vacancies available: Bb cornet Tenor or Bass trombone percussion (kit or tuned) The band rehearses twice a week, 8pm-9:45/10pm on Wednesday and Friday in Hockley Heath, which is easily accessible from Birmingham, Warwickshire or...
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    Whit Friday deps available!

    ***Updade*** All players are now sorted. Thanks to those who showed interest once again this year! We'l be back for more next year no doubt!
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    Whit Friday deps available!

    So here I am again advertising some mercenary brass players available for your bands for whit Friday! This year this is what I have available: 1 Tenor Trombone 1 Tenor Horn 1 Baritone/Cornet 1 Euphonium 1 Eb Bass As always, not banking on getting a band that will take all of us, but that...
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    Tuning and Intonation

    I try and use an electronic tuner as little as possible/not at all, as does the better MD's I find. I have one in my case but barely ever use it. I'll use it occasionally at home to check my 5th positions are accurate and tuning higher register (top F, G, Ab, A, B and Bb's always need fine...
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    2018 Area test pieces

    I think at this point Brass Metamorphosis is the favorite for 1st section. I've seen it pointed out that Just Music have bumped up the price for that piece quite a bit, so that could be q sure sign that it'll be that. Not a fan personally. It has nice passages in it so guess I'll have to put up...
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    2018 Area test pieces

    That's such a shame about that second adjudicator. I'm a stickler for the old 'yellow paper music' but I guess it's not to everyone's taste! I'll take it over most new compositions anyway!
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    2018 Area test pieces

    Blitz would be a very harsh choice for 1st section! A piece that still provides a stern challenge for most Championship bands! I'd love an Eric Ball piece though with a Ball piece being the finals piece for 1st section I doubt they'd pick one for he areas too. I'd be content playing Variations...
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    In Praise of Plastic

    As far as I'm concerned, the main usage for plastic instruments is as an affordable means for someone to learn or pick up an instrument. For that purpose, they're fantastic. They also have many other great uses such as for things like Christmas caroling, marching jobs, anything where there's a...
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    Which Trombone should I get?

    Hi Josh. Trombone player here. Depends how much you're going to be playing. Is this just going to be an instrument to have a toot on now and then or are you planning on playing trombone with groups, and if so what sort of standard? Are you looking for a straight trom or one with a trigger? You...
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    Several players available for Whit Friday!

    ***UPDATE*** All players are now sorted. Thanks to those who got in touch!
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    Several players available for Whit Friday!

    Hello! There's a group of us that are looking for a band to go with for Whit Friday. Here are the players we have available (some can play multiple instruments): 3 cornets 1 tenor horn 1 baritone/cornet 1 tenor trombone 1 Eb Bass We all play with 1st section bands but are more than happy to...
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    Nationals predictions - too soon?

    I'm very happy with the selection. Eric Ball's music (and indeed anything old in general really) really suits my band. I was actually hoping for Eric Ball for our section and got my wish! Can't wait to get my teeth stuck into the Tournament!
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    Several players available for Whit Friday!

    Thanks all for your replies! We've found ourselves a band now and are all set to go for Whit! Thank you very much for your interest!
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    Sold/Expired In the market for Bb/F Tenor Trombone or Bass Trombone

    While an open wrap is indeed going to be more free blowing, having a closed wrap is better practice, since it forces you to push more air through. that's how I view it anyway ;)
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    Sold/Expired In the market for Bb/F Tenor Trombone or Bass Trombone

    You'll struggle to get a good bass trombone for that price, and if you're planning on switching between tenor and bass trom parts, then I'd focus on looking for a Bb/F tenor trom. I would recommend doing what someone else suggested above and going for an upgrade of your current Yamaha...
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    Several players available for Whit Friday!

    Myself and several friends are available to dep for Whit Friday! We were originally planned to be going as part of a scratch band made up of mainly our Oompah Band, but having failed to find enough players to make up the 25 required for a full band, we've had to cancel those plans until possibly...
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    Favourite Whit Friday Marches

    It's that time of the year again, so thought I'd resurrect this one (over 10 years from the last post!!). Ravenswood and Knight Templar are my favorites for the contest march. For the street, Army of the Nile and Death or Glory are two of my favorites, and I do love the old classic Slaidburn...
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    2015 Area piece rumours??????

    That may not be a bad thing at all, and could indeed work in your favour greatly! Once your upcoming contest is done, just don't rehears London Overture as intensely until after the new year (or whenever it is you plan on starting serious rehearsals for the Areas). Just rehearse it enough to...
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