At Delph this year Castell Coch was played 7 times; an out of those 7 times the band that came closest to getting the bell effect arpeggios correct was a youth band ( and that included a 1st section band)!
My question is Why would MD's select a march that they know straight off that it is going...
RCB will be having a 4 day visit to the SA in Holland this year.
Just in Case I've transcribed the Netherlands National Anthem to take with us.
Any bands likely to be needing to paly that at some time are more than welcome to a copy on PDF.
Maybe its been happening gradually without my really noticing it, but at the Bridgewater hall festival this Saturday I became really aware of it.
Basically all this poncing about with hugging, and clasping individual players, and individually welcoming the "Diva" cornet player in the same...
Parking the purpose of SA music from an SA perspective, in its own right as pure music, I enjoy playing SA Band music for the music itself.
However it doesnt seem to be in the slightest bit popular outside the SA itself. The secular bands I have played with typically have a couple of pieces of...
Sometime during the 1990's I occasionally played with and depped for (On trombone) a Band near Ripponden, who at that time were known as the Ripponden Motors Band.
I havent heard about them in years; and as their main Sponsor, Ripponden motors is no longer trading as such (Or I cant find them...
Yet again this year Rochdale Cit Band have been "Re-located" due to complaints to shopping centre management from Shopkeepers in the Middleton Shopping centre (Any one familiar with the place will know that it is exactly a commercial hotbed).
The usual stuff : Cant hear, Footfall, Obstruction...
The Weekend commencing the 29th October celebrates the existence of RCB for 125 Years.
Past members and Players have been invited back for the weekend.
Andrew and Sue Blyth are leading the weekend.
A Massed Rehersal (including past and current members) is taking place on the Saturday at...
I have bought an arrangement of the Vulture song from the Jungle Book film.
If I put different words to this music, but just play it from the unaltered music that I bought (ie the singers learn the tune and counter part but just use alternative words) is this legal?
Having Played Christmas carols in and around the Oldham Saddleworth area for many years now, Bands I have played for have often been asked for the 'Jackson' arrangement of "Whilst Shepherds Watched".
However as this is a Regional tune we dont have it in our Carol Books.
As the tune is out of...
As usually happens in the summer, RCB are shutting down practices whilst peeps go on holiday.
Therefore I am looking for a band to keep me lip in.
Am prepared to play anything that I can manage (ie 3rd Cornet/Horn/Bari/Euph/Tenor Trom/Eb Bass). If you have a player on holiday and...
Rochdale Citadel Band had our last practice before the weekend concerts at Stotfold commencing with the first one at 7pm on Saturday.
Pieces played over the weekend will include :
I am so Glad
Just as I am
I will Follow Him (R.I.P. Goff thank you)
International Staff Band
The Salvation Army
Sunday May 22nd at 10.30am and 16:00pm
Addmission at either time is free at the citadel :wow on May 21st.
The visit of the band to Rochdale Citadel is due to the band being in the area (Bacup - Royal Court Theatre) for a...
To celebrate the 125th Anniversary of Rochdale Citadel Band, Our anniversay weekend will include a Band Reunion.
Any and all former members of Rochdale Citadel Band (whether still in the SA or not) are welcome to come along.
This is taking place the weekend of the 29th of October 2011...
In Light of the recent couple of test matches.
Who would be your England (Perrenial Losers suddenly finding form), and who your Aussies (Ultra Big Heads struggling with no longer being Great) in the Brass Band world?
Any similarities between a recent contest purely unintentional.
Rochdale Citadel Band had its Christmas Programme sorted out at Band practice last night.
13 Events doesnt seem that many really for an SA Band in this period.
Of those 13 though 3 events are playing for in excess of 5 hours. :-|
We are also doing the GM Fire Brigade Carol Service in...
Our band has now not had a practice since the 9th of July, and it looks like the earliest we will rehearse is now the 26th of August (which I suspect we wont as it is just before the BHW).
That will be the longest Summer layoff for us as far as I can remember.
What are other (Non School...
For those of you with training/School Bands, You might be interested to hear about my experience with the above company.
(Web site www.johnpacker.co.uk)
On the 17th of June 2010 I ordered from them one of their own make Euphoniums.
At the time of ordering I was told that delivery would be...
As eveyone can see from my profile Every band I have properly been a member of has been a Salvation Army Band.
I have therefore got used to, what I think is the consistently good and regular print quality of SA published music.
Its only when I play with non SA-groups and see the variations...