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  1. Brian Kelly

    Rise Like a Pheonix arrangment?

    Yes ,it has been arranged for Brass Band, by Frank Baernarts. http://www.justmusicuk.com/publications/details/JM70757
  2. Brian Kelly

    Flixton Band and MD Steve Curtis mutually agree to end partnership

    FLIXTON BAND AND MD STEVE CURTIS MUTUALLY AGREE TO END PARTNERSHIP After 5 years it has been mutually agreed to end the partnership between Flixton Band and Musical Director, Steve Curtis. During his tenure as Musical Director, Steve has had great success with the band, taking them from Third...
  3. Brian Kelly

    Flixton Band with guest soloist Ben Dixon (Black Dyke Band) Sunday 20 April 2014

    Flixton Band with guest soloist Ben Dixon (Eb bass Black Dyke Band) 7.30pm on Sunday 20 April 2014 at Formby Hall, Alder Street, Atherton M46 9EY Tickets £8.00, available on the door or in advance from The Box Office at Formby Hall at the above address or telephone 01942 256 903.
  4. Brian Kelly

    Who makes the best bass trombone?

    No such thing as "the best" bass trombone, or cornet, euphonium, etc. It's what's best for you. Everyone is different, with different lung capacity, different size throat and mouth, etc. Also people have different ideas of the kind of sound which they want to get. A bass trombone that you like...
  5. Brian Kelly

    Contesting and the perception of music?

    It's being broadcast on Thursday 25 July at 10.00pm, on Sky1.
  6. Brian Kelly

    Contesting and the perception of music?

    This is what the Radio Times (Patrick Mulkern) has to say about it: ""Brass band is war" "Blood will be shed" "We are going into that competition to win" The participants in the annual Yorkshire Brass Band Championships take it all very seriously, as does the audience. One lady can hardly find...
  7. Brian Kelly

    Recent concert programmes

    Flixton Band at the Larkhill Centre, Timperley on Saturday 22 June 2013 March - Arnhem (A.E. Kelly) Overture - Die Felsenmuhle (The Mill on the Cliff) (Reissiger arr. Drake Rimmer) Soprano cornet solo - On with the Motley from I. Pagliacci (Leoncavallo arr. Ray Farr) soloist Clint Miller A...
  8. Brian Kelly

    National finals 2013 test piece rumours.

    Go on Dave! You know you want to! :)
  9. Brian Kelly

    What BRAND of mouthpiece do you play?

    I've changed mouthpieces since I last posted on this thread. Since 2010 I have been using a Rath B1 MF mouthpiece.
  10. Brian Kelly

    Recent concert programmes

    Flixton Band at Formby Hall, Atherton on Sunday 21 April 2013 with guest soloist Richard Poole (soprano cornet, Fodens Band) March - Arnhem (A.E. Kelly) Overture - Die Felsenmuhle (The Mill on the Cliff) (Reissiger arr. Drake Rimmer) Soprano cornet solo - Live and Let Die (McCartney & McCartney...
  11. Brian Kelly

    Flixton Band with guest soloist Richard Poole (Fodens Band) Sunday 21 April 2013

    Flixton Band in concert at Formby Hall, Alder Street, Atherton M46 9EY on Sunday 21 April 2013, 7.30pm. Special guest soloist Richard Poole (soprano cornet, Fodens Band). Tickets £7.00 available on the door or in advance from The Box Office, Formby Hall, Alder Street, Atherton M46 9EY...
  12. Brian Kelly

    Bass Trombone tutor book

    "Ben's Basics" by Ben van Dijk. However, this does assume that you can read bass clef and know the slide positions.
  13. Brian Kelly

    Diamond Jubilee Concert 25 May 2012 Flixton Band & students from Wellacre Academy

    Diamond Jubilee Concert Friday 25 May 2012 7.30pm An evening of music by Flixton Band and performances by students from Wellacre Academy, Flixton, to mark the occasion of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee. Venue: Wellacre Academy, Irlam Road, Flixton M41 6AP Tickets £6.00, Under-16s £4.00...
  14. Brian Kelly

    New Bass Trombone Advice Sought

    Hi Mark, Bear in mind that there is no such thing as "the best" trombone, only the trombone which is best for you - which may well be different to what is best for me, or for Dave, or for Bayerd, or for Gazabone, or for DRW. Always try before you buy, otherwise it could be a very expensive...
  15. Brian Kelly

    New Bass Trombone Advice Sought

    Hi Mark, Must confess I've never heard of Thomann. I'd keep hold of the Yamaha for the time being, or else keep an eye out for 2nd hand Bach, Yamaha, Conn, Holton etc.
  16. Brian Kelly

    Flixton Band: vacancies

    FLIXTON BAND www.flixtonband.org.uk Following a good result in the NW Area contest, Flixton Band (2nd Section) are looking for a Bass Player, either EEb or BBb and a Kit player. For further information or to apply please contact Paul Thomason on 07725 077168 or email paulthomason1@yahoo.co.uk
  17. Brian Kelly

    Flixton Band with Mark Wilkinson at Formby Hall Atherton on Sunday 18 March 2012

    Flixton Band in concert at Formby Hall, Atherton, at 7.30pm on Sunday 18 March 2012, with guest soloist Mark Wilkinson (principal cornet, Fodens Band) Tickets £6.00 available on the door or can be bought in advance from The Box Office, Formby Hall, Alder Street, Atherton M46 9EY telephone no...
  18. Brian Kelly

    Sold/Expired Concert Uniforms Available - Free to a good home!

    Thanks to everyone who has expressed an interest in Flixton Band's former concert uniforms. The uniforms have found a new home and will be collected next week. Thanks once again for the interest.
  19. Brian Kelly

    Sold/Expired Concert Uniforms Available - Free to a good home!

    Flixton Band is offering its former concert uniforms free of charge to any band that would like to collect them. The uniforms consist of 37 sets of classic black tuxedo suits. There are 39 short jackets in total and 35 trousers + a couple of skirts ( 1 long and 1 short) - all in standard...
  20. Brian Kelly

    Salvation Army Band on Manlab

    Thanks!:)
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