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  1. Ali

    Want or need a BBb this week????

    Don't normally do this kind of thing but if you are a band that is approximately half hours drive from leek ( north staffs) and you need a BBb for a rehearsal this week please let me know. You can either message me on here on email me at alfiep2001uk@yahoo.co.uk I could do with starting...
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    Sold/Expired Tom & Will BBb Bass gig bag for sale.

    Hi folks. I have a Tom & Will gigbag (in burgundy) for sale. I bought it for my old Sovereign BBb and I only used it for around 6 months. It cost me £140 new and was the first burgundy one in the UK after they made it especially for me . There are two tiny little tears on it but they dont affect...
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    Where have all the Bb bass players gone?

    I guess the title is self explanatory but where have they all gone. Most of the top players have retired, dropped down the sections due to family commitments, conducting and band politics or just found other hobbies. I want to know why there is such a shortage? Is it that it's not seen as a cool...
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    Comedy overture by John Ireland

    Hi folks. I'm in need of some help please. We are doing comedy at the festival of brass in January and I'm in desperate need of a good quality unmarked copy of the Bb bass part to it. My part has been kindly written all over it with blue biro and is of poor quality. If you can help me at all...
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    The Foden's band in Concert, Hyde, Stockport

    The World famous Foden's band (under the direction of Michael Fowles) will be on show in a pre contest performance for BIC at Hyde Community College on Friday the 18th of November, starting at half Seven. Tickets are £10. The program will include their entire BIC program plus: Tumbalalaika –...
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    contest or concert

    Me and a couple of my mates were having a conversation the other day about banding in general when the topic of contesting reared its ugly head again bearing in mind that we all play at the top level and so contests have been coming in thick and fast. We know its a necessary evil but the debate...
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    Sellers International requires 2nd horn

    The Sellers International Band (MD Phillip McCann) invites applications from quality horn players for the position of 2nd horn. The band has a well balanced mixture of concerts and contests this year, including the English Nationals and Brass in Concert. Check out the band's website...
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    Sellers Blue Coat fundraising concert

    On Thursday the 22nd of March, the Blue Coat School in Oldham held a concert in aid of its new Lodge Music facilities. Their special guests for the night were the Sellers International Band, conducted by Phillip McCann, who gave their services for free to support this worthy cause. The Lodge...
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    Sellers announce new repiano cornet

    The vacancy that the band had for the repiano seat, and was advertised on the mouthpiece has now been taken by Amanda Brader. She has rejoined the band from Carlton Main where she played both repiano and more recently was playing flugal for them. The band are pleased that she has decided to take...
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    Sellers Band, Championship Section, Repiano wanted

    The Sellers International band is looking for a highly motivated, talented and team orientated cornet player to fill the only vacancy in the band, hopefully within the next couple of weeks. This is an excellent opportunity for somebody to play for one of the top 15 brass bands in the world. If...
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    Someone old and someone new for Sellers

    Following on from the recent announcement that the band has signed a new principal cornet in the form of Andy Holmes, Sellers have swelled their ranks even further with the signings of two more players. Alex Wilkinson returns to the band on the front row after a short sabbatical. He left...
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    Sellers International welcomes new Principal Cornet.

    Following the recent departure of Iain Culross to the YBS band, Sellers International are delighted to announce the signing of former Black Dyke cornet player Andy Holmes as the new principal cornet player of the band. Andy, 28, hails from Hartlepool and works as a peripatetic brass instrumental...
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    Sellers band news

    A lunchtime concert on Monday 18th December at a packed Leeds Town Hall brought another busy Christmas schedule for the Sellers International Band to a close. A hectic weekend prior to that had seen an engagement at Huddersfield Parish Church on the 15th, a concert given to a 750 strong...
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    Sellers welcomes new percussionist.

    Sellers International would like to extend a warm welcome to the newest member of our team. Sarah Burn joins the band from the Reg Vardy band. She is currently studying music at Huddersfield University and has now become a member of what can arguably be one of the best young, exciting and...
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    The futures bright for Sellers.

    The Sellers International Band would like to welcome some new and young players who have all joined within the last month or so. These included: Ben Johnson (who is currently a music student at Huddersfield University) and Scott Wolfenden who have joined on repiano and solo cornet respectively...
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    Personal thanks.

    Not many of you will know this but I joined Sellers International band in April. Unfortunately about 3 weeks after joining this wonderful set of talented people I contracted Bells Palsy. A condition in which the nerves are attacked by a virus and the end result is temperory paralisis on one side...
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    BBb Bass - North West/Yorkshire - Champ

    Alan Hodgkinson Contact Number/s: Mobile 07940 856977 Email: alan.hodgkinson@peakdale.co.uk Instrument(s) played: BBb Bass (or EEb bass for lower sections) Section of Band you are comfortable to deputise for: Any How much notice do you require: Not much but it helps Name of your present...
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    Dobcross thanks three.

    The Dobcross Silver Band would like to publicly thank three members who have now left the band for pastures new, after helping the band take another podium place at the North West Area contest Darren Jones joined the band in 2002 from the Point of Ayr band on the bumper-up seat before...
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    Dobcross are on the lookout.

    After the area contest, the band will be looking to strenghten in certain areas around the stand. If you are intrested in any of the positions listed below, please contact Dennis Hadfield on 07957 871239 or you can contact me by PM or phone on 07940 856977. All enquiries will be dealt with in...
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    Brass on Channel M tonight.

    For any of you intrested and can receive Channel M (digital and NTL) you will be able to watch a news report on Dobcross Silver tonight. It is showing between 17:00 and 19:00. The content? Well the band is happy to report that this year, Dobcross Silver will be the sole British contender at the...
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