Next year will mark the 150th anniversary of the Cottingham Band being founded.
Sadly, the band is dormant at the moment, with a minimal membership.
At the moment this is just a toe-in-the-water, so to speak, but how many ex-members of the Cottingham band out there would be interested in...
The RFL have announced that the current 12 Super League sides will all be awarded a franchise for the next 3 years, along with Celtic Crusaders and Salford City Reds.
I'm made up that we have got our place in Super League back (and that the red /white and black / white halves of Hull can...
Just to let everyone know that at 5.24am this morning, Sarah gave birth to our daughter, Thea Grace Kind. She weighed 7lb 8oz.
Mum and baby are doing fine and dad has yet to come down from Cloud Nine.
What a great start to the year.
Name and contact details:
Sam Kind - climbingtuba2 <at> yahoo.co.uk
Conductor / Bb / Eb Bass
Section of Band you are comfortable to deputise for:
How much notice do you require:
As much as possible, but I'll do what I can to help...
Following the 23rd International Mornington Crescent Convention - IMorCCon in Houston, Texas, the rules of the game have now been amended to include all British railway stations, except those containing the letters Q, X and V. A motion by the Serbian delegate to have this rule suspended on the...
According to 4BR, the line-up for Brass in Concert has been announced
The full line-up reads as
Grimethorpe Colliery (UK Coal)
Buy As You View
Brighouse and Rastrick
To anyone contemplating travelling to Africa this year, please think again.
I've had another email today from a lawyer in Lagos, Nigeria, telling me that a member of my extended family has been killed in a crash out there. By my counting, that makes it over 20 this year.
Although I am...
Here's a story for you.
Imagine a player, let's call him Top Man, agrees to help a band out on a recording. The band isn't ranked in the top hundred but it's a decent band, never the less. The recording is the first time the band has been in the studio for a decade and Top Man, surprise...
Imagine my surprise when, watching Soccer AM this morning, Tim and Helen mentioned a Huddersfield Town fan who had sent in some club merchandise.
Way to go Crawford. You showed good bouncebackability there!
Dodgy calendar though!
Is it me or is anyone else losing a little faith with the 4Barsrest rankings?
They seem to have become increasingly volatile with one contest result making a big difference to a band's rankings. This should be the case lower down the rankings where there are very few points between bands...
Just curious to see what other people think. I read the few posts in the British Open thread but it got locked before I could jump in with a reply.
Personally, I think the test pieces are good choices. They will push the bands that are involved in the competition and at the end of the day...
Once more the orchestra strikes up as the guests start to arrive.
First through the door are the Gerlayla family with their eldest son Con
closely followed by
the the Cook-Circumnavigator's with their son James.
Any more arrivals?
Owing to illness and work commitments, the Ransome Band now require a Baritone and Euphonium player for Whit Friday. Anybody who's interested should email the Player Manager, Jo Riseley at:
or send me a PM
Just been approved by HM Inspector of Weights and Measures:
Ratio of an igloo's circumference to its diameter = Eskimo Pi
2000 pounds of Chinese soup = Won ton
1 millionth of a mouthwash = 1 microscope
Time between slipping on a peel and smacking the pavement = 1 bananosecond...