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    Gil Tobbit

    Newport Borough Brass Band are sad to have to announce the death of Gil Tobbit , a good player and friend. Gil played Baritone for us and played in Pontin's only a few weeks ago. He played for RAF St. Athan for a good many years before he came to Newport. He was a lovely man and will be...
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    West Wales Contest-Ammanford 4th October

    Does anyone know who is going to Ammanford on Saturday.:?: We ( Newport Borough - 3rd section) are going, so is Cross Keys -2nd section and Tongwynlais - Championship section. I believe Pontypool are going too. Other than these I haven't a clue. :!: it would be nice to know. :)
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    Cross Keys Youth Festival.

    Does anyone know the results of the 1st Section of the contest last Saturday.? The only one I know so far is. 1st Cambourne
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    John Horton retires as Secretary of Newport Borough Brass Band

    After a staggering 29 years of dedicated service, John Horton has recently retired as Band Secretary. This is never an easy job, and John has always strongly supported the band members through the good and the not-so-good times. There are many past and present members who have every reason...
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    haven't been on tmp for a couple of weeks and all of a sudden I have a little green star below my avatar. I clicked on it and it said I am "off the scale." What is going on :?:
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    Treorchy results anyone please?

    so far this is what I know 4th Section 1st - LLwydcoed 2nd - Glyneath 3rd - Upper Rhondda 4th - LLanelli Solo prize - Glyneath Champion Band - LLywdcoed runner up - Glyneath 3rd Section. not a bad turn out at all in this section in the end. :) :tup 1st - Radyr &...
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    Treorchy 13th November-where are all the Bands?

    SEWBBA contest at Treorchy 13th November. What's going on here ? I gather that entries are very low. In fact entries from the lower sections in all the South Wales contests have been poor this year. Why? Is it lack of players, conductors, enthusiasm or what? Come on you Bands get contesting...
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    Ammanford results anyone.

    Has anyone got the full results for the WWBBA contest in Ammanford today, ? please. So far this is what I know. 4th Section. 1st - Cmwtawe Youth 184 pts 2nd - Goodwick Brass 183 pts 3rd - Glynneath Silver 182 pts 3rd Section. 1 st - Aberystwyth Youth 180 pts 2nd - Newport Borough...
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    Kinsman trumpet cases anyone?

    here I go again. :D :? :dunno thanks to everyone who answered my last question about gig bags versus hard cases. it was all very helpful stuff. I am still a bit undecided.! Has anyone out there got a "KINSMAN" trumpet case?. I have seen the pretty pictures of them but not actually seen one...
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    Gig bags v molded cases? any thought.

    :D Help. I am looking for a gig bag or tradional style molded case for my Yamaha trumpet. The case I bought it with is not the original and is older than the trumpet. It's the old brown one with brown fur fabric lining. It's getting tatty and it's time it was replaced. Unfortunatley I can't...
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    Ebbw Vale results anyone?

    does anyone know the results (so far) of the Ebbw Vale contest today? I gather it is running rather late. :o thanks :D
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    SEWBBA Ebbw Vale Contest 15 May 2004

    Please :D Is there anyone out there who can tell me if the above contest is A) Own choice test peice B) Set test peice. I have asked several people and and they can't agree. Thank you a back row cornet.
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    Greater Gwent Youth Brass Band Festival.Sat. 31st Jan.

    Does anyone know the results of yesterdays contest. ? I know the results of 2nd Section but not the 1st. 2nd section were 1st Ebbw Vale Junior 2nd Usk Youth 3rd Caerleon School 4th Lydbrook Training. Solo prize went to Ebbw Vale Junior. Unfortunately John Berryman didn't...