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    Durham League Grading Contest

    Section A ( 3 bands competed): Felling 192 points G.T. Peterlee 190 ponts Broughton's Brass 188 points Section B (5 bands) North Skelton 187 pts Cockerton 186 pts Houghton Brass 184 pts
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    CISWO contest cancelled

    The CISWO contest is also indirectly responible for causing me a lot of personal upset, as well as looking for another band to conduct. Last Sunday one of our players insisted on playing as a guest for another band at the contest, even though we have had a job booked since the beginning of...
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    Conductor seeks band in Durham/Tyne and Wear

    Hi, I am looking to conduct a band within 30 miles of Washington, Tyne and Wear. Any hard-working band considered. Contact me by PM or email GrahamCatherall@hotmail.com Cheers, Graham
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    Trying to contact Alan Catherall

    Re: Alan Catherall Hi Robin, I've sent you a PM. Cheers, Graham Catherall Conductor, Cockerton Band
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    3 players required for Darlington-based band

    Cockerton Band are a 2nd section band based in Darlington, County Durham. We require Flugel, Bass Trombone and BBb Bass players.
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    BHK (UK) Ltd HORDEN BAND - NATIONAL CHAMPIONS -1st SECTION

    I must apologise, Ray - I honestly thought you came 5th. Anyway, why can't we have the Durham League contest on the same date next year, even though Butlins is the week before? The Butlins contest will not attract a lot of North East bands, although I imagine your band will be going. I...
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    BHK (UK) Ltd HORDEN BAND - NATIONAL CHAMPIONS -1st SECTION

    Hi Ray, Did you not win this contest last year? Cheers,
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    Durham Association Contest Feb 1st

    Hi Gareth (quietest bass trombone player in the world :D ), Thanks for that - see you there.
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    Durham Association Contest Feb 1st

    Yes but get back to the bar when we are on.
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    Durham Association Contest Feb 1st

    For the first time the judge has provided notes on what he/she is looking for. This is actually far better than knowing who he/she is.
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    Durham Association Contest Feb 1st

    In which case I hope somebody has told the judge. Cheers,
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    Durham Association Contest Feb 1st

    It will be true - the judge is usually only known to one of the officials, usually the chairman. I'm a medium in my spare time.
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    Durham Association Contest Feb 1st

    The Durham League have never announced the judges until the day of the contest. I have an inkling who they are but what use is that?
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    Durham Association Contest Feb 1st

    Hi Jambo, We'll just have to agree to disagree on that one. I like pre-draws as they can really help sort out out any timing problems - shiftworkers etc. The Durham League is much more forward-thinking in that respect. Now, if only they would announce the adjudicators in advance of the contest.
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    Durham Association Contest Feb 1st

    HI Ray, PM me if you want any help. Thanks, Ray. I'll get the mutual back-slapping out of the way by saying (and meaning) that you are the best band manager I've come across.
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    Durham Association Contest Feb 1st

    Re: Durham Association Contest No way! I won it last year with Cockerton so I just want to enjoy the day and let someone else win. Totally agree with that. This contest has always had excellent adjudicators so the best band will win on the day.
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    Pedals

    Hi Col, Are you sure? My bass players wouldn't know the fingering :lol:
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    Durham Association Contest Feb 1st

    And the winners could be: Section A: Fishburn Section B: BHK Horden Section C: Wansbeck Ashington Section D: Lockwood
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    Durham Association Contest Feb 1st

    The Durham league committee work really hard and I think that's an unfair comment. I take it that you will think they are marvellous if you win? BTW I have nothing to do with the committee.
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    BHK (UK) Ltd HORDEN BAND - NATIONAL CHAMPIONS -1st SECTION

    Of course we do. Don't forget that if they don't get a Bass Trom soon there will be 2 bars of silence in Oceans, as I'm sure they would never put it on a tenor trombone part.
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