Having just come across this thread I would like to say as a tuned percussionist rather than a kit player I know what to expect when playing with my band and accept that sometimes I will rush around like a mad thing and other times I will end up reading a book for most of the practise. But as...
Ian and Tim,
I don't post much on here, much more of a reader than a poster, but one thing I would say is that although some of the threads come round many times its always interesting to see the opinions of people who have been on here a long time. I think that newbies in particular...
He really does, that's great.
I am also a percussionist who sings sometimes (not as well as yours) but I was a singer first having spent many years in all sorts of choirs. I also get roped in for singing at Christmas when we are playing out and about.
I appreciate it is probably a pain for you to have old threads re-activated as a newer member of tmp I have found this thread very interesting. I must add that I think the mods are all brilliant and do a great job and don't often get enough thanks.:clap:
My band spent the morning marching in Greenfield, the afternoon playing on a sports field and then played in the evening and it never got cool. The g&t;s went down without touching the sides!:p
We took our own glock aswell after last year.
I just wish occasionally that brass players knew what it was like to wonder what your instrument was like and whether it worked like the ones you were used to. (Percussionist moan now over);-)
Wantage Silver B
Not being able to move the perc to where you wish is a terrible thing to do to a player.:(
The timps were off this year especially the smallest one in the sports hall. Not a bad as last years glock though.
Civil List 2006 - £7.9 million
Planned UK defence expenditure 2005-6 - £32.5 Billion.
Just how many British troops would you "properly equip" (and God knows they do need to be better equipped) by tearing down the constitutional arrangements of the nation?
Edited to say: MartinT...