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  1. michellegarbutt

    MD Required - Murton Colliery Band

    Murton Colliery Band are looking to appoint a new musical director due to our current army serving conductor being posted away. We are a 2nd section band based in the North East of England with the motivation to get into the 1st section. We practice Monday and Wednesday evenings. If you...
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    Open adjudication - bbc news article

    Pride in ourselves and what we do
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    Waltzing Matilda

    I can't get in to the links to listen but there was a test piece called Saddleworth Festival Overture which contains quite a lot of waltzing matilda
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    Wilfred Heaton's Praise - as a contest march?

    yes I was outwith Ripon and we played Bramwyn
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    Trombone players available for Durham Miners Gala

    You'd be welcome to come and play with Murton Colliery. Depending upon where you are in teeside we might even be able to help with lifts
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    Remembrance Sunday

    we don't charge and I would be disgusted if we did. In fact it costs us as we always order and pay for a wreath as well. Personally I consider turning up and playing is the least I can do to honour the memory of my late grandfather and all those who fought so I can live in freedom
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    Sold/Expired Brass Band Doggy Bandanas

    Sorry I'm not on twitter. The material comes with the instruments already printed so I can't do one with just tubas on. If you would like to order one with the assorted instruments on just send me a pm telling me what size you would like and I'll reply with payment details. I should also mention...
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    Sold/Expired Brass Band Doggy Bandanas

    I'm making and selling Doggy Bandanas to raise funds for rescue dogs. All profits are shared between Stray Aid and the North East Dog Rescue Emergency Fund. Sizes and Prices are as follows Small £2.50- to fit a 1cm collar. Suitable for yorkshire terriers, papillions and other toy breeds...
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    Urgent - Colliery Band or Players needed for midweek - 2 pm event

    you'll probably get the same reply from most bands. Why not try approaching local schools. I believe theres a few good school bands in your area
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    Sold/Expired Doggy Bandanas

    I am currently making and selling doggy bandanas to raise funds to help rescue dogs. Among the designs that are available I have this If anyone is interested please visit my facebook page www.facebook.com/KellysDoggyBandanas
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    Happy 10th birthday to tMP!

    I've made some really good friends and had some great times through this forum, including whit fridays, easingwold and children in need (wher I made tmps 1st birthdaycake). Its still strange when I get people running up to me at band contests and throwing their arms around me (when I'm thinking...
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    Welcome from cornetgirl!

    not for a couple of years. As well as Whit Friday and Children in Need we also did Easingwold a couple of times. My husband Stan (Chewytuba) and I played in most of the tmp scratch bands and we had a great time as well as making some fantastic friends. It used to be a bit bizarre at places...
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    Sold/Expired Uniforms! Please?

    There ara currently a set for sale on ebay with a starting bid of 99p. could be worth a look
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    Four minutes? are you having a laugh?...........

    we are given a suggested layout for our area and then we submit a percussion and seating plan with any tweaks we need. Also what does the size of the timp have to do with it. I play timps for our band and as long as I have 3 different sized timps, each covering 1 octave I have no problems and...
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    Contest nerves

    I've given up playing baritone in a contest situation due to nerves. I was terrible for shaking and fluffing entrances. I now play percussion instead. Although I'm a better baritone player than percussionist and on percussion I don't have anyone to cover any of my parts if I get it wrong I just...
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    Bands near Stockton on Tees

    Depending upon what level she'd like to look at, theres Cleveland Police Band (non contesting), Hartlepool Silver (non contesting). Then close by you have Trimdon concert, Billingham silver and Fishburn. If she doesn't mind travelling a bit further we would be happy to welcome her (Murton...
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    Outside of banding.

    well most of you know that I runa cake decorating business and have made several cakes for tmp including their first birthday cake. My secret life that not many of you know about is that I grow and exhibit fuchsias. I'm a qualified national steward and this year will also be judging for the 1st time
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    Paddy's North of England Area - 2012

    Well Penrith and Carlisle haven't entered (although Penrith do hope to enter next year). Most of the cumbrian bands I know don't compete anyway
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    Contests for an unregistered band

    No you still have to join the association which was about £30 last time I looked. However bands from any area can join. To encourage unregistered and 4th section bands to enter a new system has been devised. As long as these bands turn up at the contest and play they will have their entry fee...
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    Contests for an unregistered band

    The Durham Association is opening up their contest to unregistred bands for the first time in February. Also in the north Eat theres the Teesdale contest and the Ripon contest but as has already been said where are you based
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