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  1. sevenhelz

    Yorkshire euph looking for a challenge

    How do. As you can see from my sig and previous experience, I've been playing euph a long time, and I'm currently top euph at the Band of the Yorkshire Regiment. I recently graduated from Huddersfield Uni where I was dumped on the solo seat (in the brass band) back in first year, keeping that...
  2. sevenhelz

    Your own or band supplied instruments?

    Interesting topic. I'm glad I've never been asked to play a band's instrument - on the occasions I've tried them, they've been nowhere near the quality of my Sterling. That said, I do use the BotYR's 967 for marching and outside gigs, partly to protect my own instrument, but also for the weight...
  3. sevenhelz

    Old or New Solo's?

    It varies depending on the audience. I personally tend to prefer stuff that, well, anything that's not an air varie, but that's just what's appropriate sometimes. My Captain likes to programme euph solos that are either well-known or very relaxing, so the audience has a sort of break from...
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    Sold/Expired Cheap euphonium case for sale

    Yo, check this link: http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&item=130278188524 Happy New Year :)
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    Sold/Expired BE967 euphonium for sale

    Just to say, this euphonium has now been sold. Thanks.
  6. sevenhelz

    Sold/Expired BE967 euphonium for sale

    Bobobear, I discovered Sterlings. They're more in the region of £4-5000 though, so the euph I'm selling is for those on a budget ;)
  7. sevenhelz

    Sold/Expired BE967 euphonium for sale

    Ladies and gentlefolk, I have a 3 year old Besson 967 euphonium for sale, silver plated, with hard case and Wick 4AL mp included. It's in good condition (one careful lady owner, no major dents or problems) and has recently been serviced at Octave Above, so the valves are great. Both David...
  8. sevenhelz

    Lip piercings and brass playing??

    Hey, there're a threads here: http://www.themouthpiece.com/vb/showthread.php?t=13448&highlight=piercing and here: http://www.themouthpiece.com/vb/showthread.php?t=12889&highlight=piercing which you might wanna read x Edit: Thanks for finding these threads Helen (RT)
  9. sevenhelz

    Euph Mouthpieces

    Or Midnight Euphonium is pretty good, jazzy n stuffs. I play on an SM4 - I still have a Wick, and I play it when my SM's in the shop (because I keep dropping it :$) but it just doesn't have as good a sound for me. It also doesn't feel as comfortable since it's kind of sharper. I <3 my SM4 :)
  10. sevenhelz

    How sweet!!!!

    bwahahahahahaha. i'm just loving the image of a badger holding an uzi :D
  11. sevenhelz

    what do you want for christmas?

    Ooh, what kind did you get? I favour the SM4 :)
  12. sevenhelz

    Grange Moor Band, Yorkshire, Player Requirements

    can I come back part-time on percussion? I don't know anything about anything but I'm having marimba lessons off one of the guys at uni :)
  13. sevenhelz

    Things were better in the old days...

    We did. At the HCMF, four brass bands clubbed together to play a huge piece by Alvin Curran at the Night of the Unexpected. It was wonderful. And loud. Badly transcribed from wind band (since there were still trumpet and tuba parts!?), but still really fun to play. Well, not quite, because all...
  14. sevenhelz

    what do you want for christmas?

    a new piece for euphonium, of course. (and a new euphonium, but shh)
  15. sevenhelz

    Help me! I need Musical Christmas Jokes!

    (courtesy of Alex Wilkinson) I knew a turkey once who could never eat much - he was always stuffed.
  16. sevenhelz

    Playing and Conducting - Can you do both?

    or she. another example of someone who (last i heard, anyway) is managing well would be mike howley, of brighouse and grange moor. he's a nice guy too. hope it goes well ;) x
  17. sevenhelz

    Hand Signals...

    It's a weird one - I asked our conducting tutor about hand signals for repeats just the other day, and he said he wouldn't normally use any, unless it was to put up two fingers for second time, say. But I seem to recall several conductors I've had using a flat hand with the fingers horizontal...
  18. sevenhelz

    Conservatoires???

    which one did you feel best at when you auditioned? can you understand the glaswegian accent easily? can you afford london? did you love the general atmosphere at birmingham? would you be happy in manchester, home of the most polluted road in britain? ...not hard to see where my loyalties lie...
  19. sevenhelz

    30 Years of Willson Euphoniums

    Sorry, just checking you are who I thought you were. It's Helen C, we've been talking on facebook? Always good to match up some names lol.
  20. sevenhelz

    Gig bags - GIG-bag

    Seems like you can get pretty much anything at Phil Parker's, though you may have to dig a while to find it ;) I liked that shop. Only been the once, but next time I'm in London...
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