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  1. Mrs Fruity

    Open rehearsal at RV

    Reg Vardy Band opens its doors to visitors for an open rehearsal of the Scottish Open test piece, Contest Music, by Wilfred Heaton. The band has enjoyed the last two weeks working on the piece with Grand Shield winning conductor, Mareika Gray, and welcomes James Fountain to add the finishing...
  2. Mrs Fruity

    Open rehearsal at RV- "Of Distant Memories" -National Finals

    Reg Vardy Band is pleased to invite visitors to hear music in an olden style in a bandroom with a totally new look! Following extensive decoration, hard work and recarpetting , the band has enjoyed working in a fresh new setting with musical director Russell Gray, and looks forward to...
  3. Mrs Fruity

    New resident conductor at Reg Vardy

    In the run up to the National Finals, Reg Vardy Band is pleased to announce the appointment of John Roberts as its Resident Musical Director. The band has been waiting for just the right candidate to fill the position and to work with Musical Director Russell Gray into the next contesting...
  4. Mrs Fruity

    Open rehearsal at RV

    There’s a great buzz in our Stanley bandroom at present. The band is relishing working on Diversions on a Bass Theme and our own choice test piece for the English Nationals under the inspiring direction of Russell Gray. A weekend of sectionals, full rehearsals and a little bit of Sunday morning...
  5. Mrs Fruity

    Send them home!!!

    Is there something wayward lurking in your wardrobe or cupboard? Reg Vardy Band would like to offer an amnesty on all items of band uniform, music and equipment during the months of June and July. The newly appointed committee are eager to restore the kit cupboard to its full capacity, and...
  6. Mrs Fruity

    Reg Vardy Band-under new management

    After 20 years, due to increased work commitments, Les Palmer has stepped down as manager of Reg Vardy Band. Les has led the band through thick and thin, and was at the helm during the band’s “golden period”, which included pre qualifying for the National Finals in 2005, competing at the World...
  7. Mrs Fruity

    Baritone mouthpiece

    Can anyone tell me (before I buy one) will Vincent Bach 350 22 trombone mouthpiece fit a baritone?
  8. Mrs Fruity

    Grand Shield 2011

    Can anyone tell me the date of NEXT year's Grand Shield? I've had an enquiry for wedding photography on 14th May 2011 and although I'm hoping I won't need to keep the date free (and one in September instead!) I have an awful suspicion that will be the Spring Festival weekend. Thanks.
  9. Mrs Fruity

    Photoshop Elements 6.0 HEEELP!

    As I know there are some smashing photographers on this forum, I thought I'd ask this question here, rather than embarrassing myself on Gosnap. I'm trying to do a toned mono conversion on some of my photos. When I choose Image>mode it won't let me select 8-bit channel to convert from 16-bit...
  10. Mrs Fruity

    "Clinician" sought

    Help! I'm trying to find someone to help me with an annoying problem which I seem to be developing at a rate of knots. It has troubled me greatly once or twice in the past but I thought it had gone! I have trouble with my breath control in quiet sections of music, and also have trouble...
  11. Mrs Fruity

    I've never said this before but I'm saying it now...

    As heard on Radio 2, Saturday afternoons (Chris Evans show)... I've never said this before, but I'm saying it now... I LOVE FIGURE SKATING (watching not doing) What have YOU never said before, but you're saying it now????
  12. Mrs Fruity

    two years!

    Hurrah, I've just realised I've been a member of this marvellous organisation for THREE YEARS TODAY!!! And the title says two years - I can't count - it's an age thing... :) :) :)
  13. Mrs Fruity

    Reg Vardy Band in concert

    CONCERT Durham University Brass Band in Residence Concert Series The award winning Reg Vardy Band Conductor: Ray Farr “This will be an exciting evening of brass playing by this terrific band. The programme includes some of my favourite works chosen just for this...
  14. Mrs Fruity

    Only 12 of us here!!!

    Woooooo! Spooky tmp - everyone's out enjoying themselves and only 6 members and 6 guests here - that's the least I've ever seen online - yaaaaaaaaaaaaayyyy!!! Let's party on tmp!!!!!!!
  15. Mrs Fruity

    Brass on the radio this Sunday

    On Sunday 26th December at 9.00 p.m. Radio 2 will be broadcasting a concert recorded on Wednesday 22nd December at The Sage in Gateshead. The concert is presented by Howard Goodall and features the Reg Vardy Ever Ready Band, along with Rose Setten, (R2 Chorister of the year), the Northern Spirit...
  16. Mrs Fruity

    Sold/Expired Bass practice mute wanted

    WANTED!! B flat bass practice mute, reasonable condition, reasonable price. Please reply by PM or on this thread.
  17. Mrs Fruity

    How do I edit my profile?

    How do I edit my profile on the new format? HEEEEEELLLLPPP!