Hi, first chance ive had to post in a while. Got major 'puter probs at the mo.
I'm pulling out of the tmp band, will still be at Pontins but playing cuts down on the amount of drinking time! Say hello if you see me, i'm rubbish at recognising people!!
See ya, and hope it goes well...
Jeez it was cold this morning!
Oh well, this may well have been the last Remembrance Parade I did with my current band so won't complain! But is it me or does the 2 minutes silence get longer each year?
After reading about what a gorgeous holiday venue Pontins is, I've decided to go along on Saturday/Sunday.
Thing is, I havent got a roof (have the chalet's??!) to sleep under on Saturday night/Sunday morning.
So to save the pleading/begging/bribing on the day does anyone know up front if...
Well done to Dyke and YBS and the other bands that did well, looks like Faireys and Scottish Co-op had a bad day.
Oh well, another failed attempt at the prediction competition, is anyone doing one for Pontins??
Heres an update:
I've sorted work, and done a load of websurfing to see what places I want to go to and have narrowed it down to the following:
My two faves being Salford and RNCM (must be something about Manchestoh and horns going...
Wow, thanks for all your posts so far guys.
I'm 99.9% wanting to go for it, the only main issue to sort out is money (whether to cut back to part time at work or try and get LEA funding but not sure whether I can apply as I'm over 21??).
The level of top tuition that comes with a uni...
OK, serious post for once..
For quite a few months now I've been toying with the idea of going back to uni and doing a music/performance/banding course or something. Either part-time or taking a break from work for a year or so.
I'm 23 now, and although I'd be a mature student that...
Me and your friends at Tewkesbury Band will be there as ever ready to do battle! :)
It'll be the last time our bands will compete against each other for while, due to us being sucked into the huge vortex that is the WoE 4th section (getting on for 35ish bands now!)after the...
Heard most of the bands (except the winner which is typical!!).
Like Roger said I didn't hear a single perfect performance to be able to say "That's the one" so any of the top 8 or so were in contention really.
But the adjudicators explained their selection based on "The band that set out...
I'll be there in the evening and up for some post-contest drinks if I can tag along Gary :)
Not playing myself, got a band workshop with Steve Sykes that day!
Good luck to all playing (especially Langley and Stourport!).
I'll be going to both contest and concert, not seen stavenger before so looking forward to their 'set'.
Say hi if you're about, I'll be either in the bar or the trade stands, oh and might listen to some bands too!
Winner: It can't be any other than YBS really :)
Well done to Pemberton, but was amazed that Langley wasn't put higher as they didn't deserve last place.
As for the results they should have just announced it in the foyer where everyone was anyway instead of the hall!
Funniest thing was tho, basstrom4eva thought it was in Huddersfield...
As the subject says, where can I get a tenor horn mute from.
Only shops I've seen have trombone mutes which are what I use to get by with but would be nice to have a proper horn mute.
Any ideas? Would ideally like to get one asap.
Well, had my first taste of 1st Section last night, turned up at Langley band and got the testpiece shoved in front of me! Talk about extreme sight-reading :)
Although I was on 1st Horn, the piece wasnt as hard as I was expecting (it's fairly light on Horns apart from the Troll bit and the...
Yep thats right, Tewkesbury (3rd section going down to 4th) were put in the middle of Staffordshire and Sovereign Brass, what a challenge!!
Heard the end of the Staffordshire set and stayed for the others after us and I think we did alright. Gotta feel though for the principal of Jaguar I...
I was at Pershore playing with Tewkesbury, did a nice rendition of 'He Ain't Heavy' if i do say so :)
It was nice to meet a few tmp-ers there, (backrowbloke were you going to email or PM me or something? :wink: )
Just about escaped the weather with 1 or 2 showers, but again a fantastic...