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  1. Hornblower RN

    Sold/Expired Martin Committee trumpet for sale

    Sorry Seb......sold it ages ago but I have a beautiful Olds Recording which I am considering selling.
  2. Hornblower RN

    Cornet Cleaning ......

    Have a look at this site for information on cleaning Trumpet Care Cleaning Maintenance
  3. Hornblower RN

    Brass Band of Battle Creek

    An excellent band to say the least....I heard them in the Coal Exchange in Cardiff whilst they were on tour over here a few years back. Full marks for entertainment:clap: :clap: .....Steve Mead was playing euphonium on that day also.
  4. Hornblower RN

    What is the most English thing you can think of?

    Show them photographs of how we park our cars...i.e not on driveways. :) Photographs of rows of terraced houses would certainly be of interest.:tup
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    First Female Players

    We had a girl playing with Ogmore Valley Silver back in the late 40s when I joined the band. Her name was Joan Gould....her father Harry played on the top end. She was the first female to play in the band as far as I know.
  6. Hornblower RN

    What was your first solo?

    PMSL:clap: :) ....been there, done that....those were the days
  7. Hornblower RN

    What was your first solo?

    Vilia....60 years ago :D ;)
  8. Hornblower RN

    Six Nations 2008

    Sorry Andy ....England was beaten at home(Wembley) by Wales in 1999 http://www.wru.co.uk/114_2723.php surely Wembley is a HOME venue for the English? :D
  9. Hornblower RN

    Six Nations 2008

    So very, very chuffed with the result.....absolutely no good for my blood pressure though !
  10. Hornblower RN

    Broken Flugel!?

    Sounds as if the bolt has come partly adrift.....should be quite easy to fix ...ask one of the senior players;)
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    Cornet mouthpieces

    Don't worry mate...I totally agree with you...use a Wick 4 (As used by Salvation Army cornet player) for cornet and 2F on flugel. Yamaha 16c4GP for trumpet though;)
  12. Hornblower RN

    Sop Passes Out

    His grandad Eric James of Glynneath fame would have been immensely proud of him, as indeed his parents Alun and Pam are I expect. Well done Morgan:clap:
  13. Hornblower RN

    Potholes

    It's so nice to be retired :D .....to think in my last position I was driving anything between 40,000 and 50,000 miles per annum. Dread to think what it's like nowadays at busy periods. Can't moan about the roads locally in my area.....it's the drivers I could rant about!
  14. Hornblower RN

    Another portrait photograph... Look Into My Eyes....

    Nice one John......simply a stunner:clap:
  15. Hornblower RN

    Yamaha xeno mouthpieces

    Check out the Yamaha dealers in your area http://www.yamaha-shops.co.uk/ ...the David King model is a Signature series mpc. Best of luck
  16. Hornblower RN

    Old Crown Brass Band - first concert ever

    Best of luck with your concert Eric :clap: and a happy New Year:tup
  17. Hornblower RN

    Happy New Year all...

    Happy New Year http://llerrah.com/newyearwishes.htm :D
  18. Hornblower RN

    Brass band artical in Daily Mail

    Check this link out http://www.bridgend.gov.uk/Web1/groups/public/documents/services/001285.hcsp is it any wonder that bands are suffering when there isn't ANY mention of a brass band ...local or otherwise.
  19. Hornblower RN

    Entertainment contests

    Porthcawl in February http://www.4barsrest.com/news/detail.asp?offset=25&id=6901 :tup
  20. Hornblower RN

    birthday surprise ideas needed

    Ask some of your band to come around on Christmas morning to play her favourite hymn, a Christmas carol and Happy Birthday....don't forget to video her reaction. Best of luck with your choice.
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