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    Oldham (Lees) Band in concert with David Thornton and Richard Marshall - 17 April

    The Oldham (Lees) Brass Band will be performing at St.Edwards RC Church, Lees this Saturday night with guest soloists David Thornton and Richard Marshall. The concert is in aid of the Lees Whit Friday Contest Fund - 2010. As many of you will remember last year was a very soggy event and...
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    English nationals+Black Dyke

    At the risk of opening HUGE can of worms, just wondered what peoples views are on the rules being changes at the english nationals with dyke playing? "The inaugural contest did in fact have 14 bands competing, although last year with the late acceptance of the invitation to compete from...
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    Brass Bands

    I love 'em! Their everything to me! My life! I just had to say that, I feel better now!
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    How does the reputation work....?

    i understand that we can give each other reputation on posts etc- but how many to get the gold satrs etc- and what are the limits- how many are you allowed to give out- and why if i only have 6 or something reports of reputation, do i have 17 points, some are gold and some are...
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    Gilbert Vinter

    Hi I was wondering if anyone could help me- Does anybody know any good websites with info on Gilbert Vinters Bio on, and any lists of complete works/other info about his compositions, mainly brass band stuff. Anything would be greatly appreciated- (especially stuff on the uproar when he...
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    For students struggling to afford meals...

    I have discoverd some great meals- ideal when you have those odd cans of bits and bobs in the cupboard- and have little or no money left of your student loan!! Prep time: about 10 mins..... Cooking time: 30-50mins VERY EASY - Bacon Hotpot serves 3/4 [depends how hungry you are!! ;) ]...
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    Maestro Quirks

    Does anybody here own a Maestro with Quirks??! I've had mine about 2 years now, and it tends to collect a lot of water in the 2nd Valve - and i have to remove the slide to empty it [or else i gargle a lot!!] (- i met one other person with the exact same problem on this instrument) Also a...
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    Why The Uniform.....?

    After just watching the European Vid.... the question comes into my head why do most bands still wear 'traditional' uniforms?- I know that there is the cost obviously of re-fitting the whole band etc etc- but they are not the most comfortable or flattering of things to wear.... (not...
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    Personalising instruments....

    Ok, so i dont know if i am in the right forum, just after some help really... Me being me, i want to personalise my cornet a bit- not paint it- or something daft like that, but i wanted coloured felt for my valve pads...if you know what i mean? I have looked about a bit- but cant really...
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    FOR PEOPLE WITH CHILDREN,NEPHEWS,NIECES....etc

    To those of us who have children in our lives, whether they are our own, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, or students...here is something to make you chuckle. Whenever your children are out of control, you can take comfort from the thought that even God's omnipotence did not extend to...
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    Sold/Expired Cornet Gig bag

    I am looking for a cornet gig bag- small/med but not those big ones, just a single cornet + enough room for a few mutes. anyone got any ideas?? I have a nearly new triple trumpet bag - Caradice one- that i would consider doing part exchange/swap if someone had a smaller cornet one...
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    Help - sticky valves

    I have a Yamaha Maestro- its only about 7months old- silver. its been absolutly fantastic- untill about a 2months ago- when its started getting sticky valves- All the time- i oil them as +when- so i havent over oiled them [oh its mainly the 2nd valve] I cleaned the valves- and tried jif...
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    The ultimate Toy

    ok just being totally sad here- but me and my flat mate [FG] were talking about how they make toys- based on the stupidist things- i mean Thimbles- Teletubbies.....what are they thinking??!! and as for joe 90....well lets not go there eh?! What would the toy be like that was bassed on brass...
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    Chatroom

    I am sure this has been said before- and if not - WHY NOT?? but i think an actual chat room would be good!! you can set them up easily and from what i have heard you can have sleected words auto-*beeped* or only have it active when a moderator/etc is online?? I really think it would be...
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    MANCHESTER

    I am a lickle Minty[fresher] and live in Manchester, in John Lester court- I am doing Music at Salford- and although they try to put stuff on and inform you of things- i dont really kjnow any good pubs[other than the old pint pot!!] can anyone help?? And if anyone else is doing the...
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