We did play with a number of deps, due to several players being unavailable for the contest with exams etc.
Luckily our friends at Kirkintilloch Kelvin Brass stepped up and helped out.
So not a case of buying in players to win the contest as suggested, yes relaxed registration helped out in this...
Entertainments and Salute to Youth have both been used at the areas in the last 5 years, and Triumphant Rhapsody was 1st section nationals piece a couple of years ago....I've played the couple of the others as own choice in the last few years too, so I don't think they are as disregarded as you...
I think a predraw was discussed for the Scottish Championships this year but didn't go ahead, I'm not sure why though. I guess some bands must have objected to it. Seems sensible enough to me! Not so much of a problem here though as the sections are not massive.
I'm in Blackpool on a work placement at the moment, and have absolutely nothing to do this weekend! Are there any concerts/gala days going on this weekend locally so I could get my brass band fix?
Best trip (and it will take some beating) has to be the the NYBBS Japan tour which we returned home from a week ago. It was incredible!
I think that an important factor in whether or not the tour is sucessful is the morale in the band. In the NYBBS we all get on with each other well and its a...
Never been myself, but there was feature about it in More magazine this week...(knew my magazine addiction would come in handy sometime!)
The prices they quote are (per night) - £140 for a double room
Family room for 4 people works out at £34 per person
A themed suite for 6 is £426, the only one...