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  1. Brian

    How do you like your regional test piece?

    The fourth section.....World Tour...yet another, this one...Phineas Fogg tour, Devon fantasy tour....pffft.. for me the last really good piece was Saint Saens Variations...it sorted the Bands out, which is what the regional test piece should do...still next year maybe a trip round China
  2. Brian

    Areas 2017 Happy with the results?

    Certainly there seems to be a problem with some ex military band conductors who now adjudicate in the Brass Band movement; they seem to find Bands toooooo loud, maybe they are used to brass players having to player softer so the woodwind instruments can be heard.
  3. Brian

    Midlands 2nd Section 13th Band

    Thats because it is not needed to be looked at by the Regional committee; they work out the league table after the contest and publish that along with promotions and relegations to all competing bands. Task completed till after the next Regional contest.
  4. Brian

    Midlands 2nd Section 13th Band

    I'm pretty sure the Midland region do not publish a pre contest table
  5. Brian

    Three Saints - Errata

    Three Saints errata You could always try the Secretary for the Butlins Contest, or even the Publishers Obrasso
  6. Brian

    What is this instrument called

    Hi Richard, its a siren or as some call it an orchestral siren Brian P.S. You have one at Bestwood
  7. Brian

    Paddy's Midlands Area - 2013

    Paddy's Midland area-2013 Don't forget, that it is likely 4 are being relegated....unofficially ofc so 4 could be going up, maybe, possibly, could be
  8. Brian

    A Devon Fantasy 4th section area piece

    If the Music panel keep picking pieces like this that hold none or very little interest to not only the younger members of Bands, but the older ones too, then the Area in the Midlands could become as small as the NE. They should try having the problem of trying to motivate a 4th section band on...
  9. Brian

    A Devon Fantasy 4th section area piece

    The Midlands promoted 4bands from 4th to 3rd section, and relegated 2 bands from 3rd to 4th section; also the 19 bands include 2 new bands this year
  10. Brian

    NEMBBA - Contest Feedback

    Hi Nick; give me a call and I'll explain things for you
  11. Brian

    NEMBBA - Contest Feedback

    There is a meeting this coming Sunday Jan 27th) to sort out times, entries etc, so I would assume that this will be notified to bands shortly after that
  12. Brian

    Ad Undas - to the waves!

    Oh my goodness; You don't like the music of Richard Strauss? Dear Oh dear, oh dear :)
  13. Brian

    Bolsover 2012

    Results so far 4th section 1st: Market Rasen (Resdev) 93.5pts 2nd: Ireland Colliery Chesterfield Band 92pts 3rd Deep Car Brass 90pts Highest ex mining band Ireland Best Soloist: Euphonium; Melton Band 3rd Section 1st: Hucknall and LinbyC Band 88pts 2nd...
  14. Brian

    2013 Area Test pieces rumours.

    Certainly in the Midland Area we dont need anymore bands coming out of the woodwork thank you; as with a couple of other areas across the country,the number of bands is already making it a lottery.Most of those "Adventurous" pieces have been excellent choices making the bands work to the limit...
  15. Brian

    MIDLAND REGION Re Balance ??

    If nothing else, at this rate it gives them 7yrs to find an answer to a larger 2nd section, some of us may still be alive and involved in banding, but hey ho...another few wasted years taking part in the annual lottery
  16. Brian

    North west area realignment of sections

    If nothing else, at this rate it gives them 7yrs to find an answer to a larger 2nd section, some of us may still be alive and involved in banding, but hey ho...another few wasted years taking part in the annual lottery
  17. Brian

    North west area realignment of sections

    wrong section
  18. Brian

    Best 4th section testpieces of this millenium

    Three Saints by Goff Richards: Cavandish Suite by Iain Raynor are both superb pieces that could be well suited to a 4th section Band, looking for a challenge. I have conducted both over the last few years, and certainly my Band enjoyed preparing them; not quite sure they would come under the...
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