Well said that man Moomin. There's a lot of sense spoken above by Dave and for the life of me, I can't see what the problem is with somebody setting up an Brass Band LGBT+ page on Facebook. I've chosen to Like it, and think it needs to be encouraged.
It's the studio recording from the "Music of Philip Sparke" CD.
Yet again, poor show on this CD. Five pieces, three re-issued recordings (of which it transpired I already owned 2) and only two new recordings, yet "full price" £13.95. Seems a bit of a swizz.
When Thunder Calls - nuff said!!
Alternatively, if you're looking for something different, try "Trinity" by Lorne Barry (published SP & S). My band started with it at a contest last year and it seemed to work well.
I have a solo engagement in the next few weeks. For a variety of reasons which I shan't go into here, I don't have an accompanist. Where can I buy MP3 accomps for some well known solos? (I'm an Eb Bass player)
Thanks in anticipation.
James, they have 2 adjudicators at the Borders Entertainment Contest in Scotland. One written, one spoken. I've done the spoken one. The concept seems to be well received up here - they've done it for 4 years now.
And of course, we're only following what has been done for many years in...
Are we talking rehearsal style or leadership style? Rehearsal style largely is determined upon what is needing to be done, and is also reflected in what is given by the players.
Leadership style is entirely different. That, IMHO, should always be based around sound values, such as respect...
Just so you're aware, on the Grimethorpe recording they miss out a section of the arrangement in the minor key, which I happen to think is quite a dramatic section of the piece!
Have to agree though, it's a great arrangement, and never been used as much in SA circles as it deserved to be.