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    Christmas Concerts programming

    When in comes to programming Christmas concerts what does your band do? All Christmas themed music or a mixture of other music too?
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    Euphonium Dep for gala type job Meadowhall, Sheffield Sat 29/06

    Any decent euphonium players available Saturday 29th June 3-5pm playing outdoors near Meadowhall, Sheffield off M1 junction 34 - message me if you are interested - for Dronfield Band (promoted 2nd section 2014) decent sight reader as we play a lot of different music - oh there's beer and buffet...
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    Wilfred Heaton's Praise - as a contest march?

    Has anyone used Praise in a formal "contest march" situation? How was it received or is contest march more of the 20 Famous Marches type selection?
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    One Trick Pony MDs

    We had the good fortune to be awarded 1st place at the 3rd Section Yorkshire Regionals on Hollywood!. This is only the 2nd time our MD John Davis has received a 1st place at an area contest. The previous time was in 1996 with The Riddings Band in the 2nd Section on the same test piece...
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    Hollywood - 3rd Section Test Piece 2013

    We've been playing off parts that were last used at the 1996 Area test piece and there are a number of errors corrected on our parts however I dropped a line to Obrasso to see if they had a copy of the errata sheet for this. The reply I got was as follows: Many thanks for your enquiry. There...
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    National Brass Band Championships of England

    I''m sure Mr Ashworth won't mind me posting this here, it is a proposal that has been made to the BBE and will be discussed at the meeting in Barnsley on Sunday. Robert Morgan. BBE. Robert, please find the proposal document I mentioned to you this morning. You will see that it is, of course...
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    NEDDC Dronfield Entertainments Contest Sat 15/09/12

    North East Derbyshire District Council will be hosting its 54th Annual Brass Band Festival 7.30pm on Saturday, 15th September at Dronfield Sports Centre. This year, Matlock Band, Dronfield Band and Shirland Welfare Band will be playing for prize money donated by our sponsors: Pulse Fitness...
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    Whiston Festival Of Brass Entertainments Contest Saturday 21st July 2012

    This event takes place this Saturday at Whiston, Rotherham bands that are down as attending on the website are Altofts & Normanton Cawthorne Maltby South Yorkshire Police Band Stannington Thurlstone Worsbrough Any other bands going? Separate prizes for all sections with £1,500 total prize...
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    Dronfield Band - back row cornets and euphonium - Sunday 3/06/12, Riddings, Alfreton,

    Dronfield Band are in need or a couple of backrow cornets and euphoniums for a concert this Sunday 3/06/12 at Riddings Park and Community Centre, West Street Riddings, Alfreton, Derbyshire DE55 4EW. Playing at 3pm and finished for 4.15pm (indoors in weather inclement). All black uniform, no...
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    Darley Dale Cricket Club Summer 2012 Sunday Evening Bands

    These are the dates for concerts at Darley Dale Cricket Club, Station Road (B5057), Darley Dale Nr Matlock - all start at 8pm, raffle, auction, collect for bands - BBQ and bar. Bring your own chairs Darley 2012June 10th - Dronfield 17th - Shirebrook 24th - Maltby July 1st - Carlton 8th...
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    BBbs for Whit Friday Marches 1/06/2012 Dronfield Band

    Due to work/holidays we are in need of a couple of BBbs for Whit Friday. Coach leaving South Sheffield at 2pm also picking up at 2.45pm at Tankersley M1 junction 36 PM or contact me direct 0791 701 4506
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    French Military March - L Davies

    Looking through unplayed pieces in our library and came across this manuscript version (with some parts missing unfortunately ;) ) any other bands played this piece?
  13. tubafran and organising your band

    Has anyone used this particular free software to communicate with the band? Any views? I know South Yorks Police Band use it. 1) We currently use Goggle Calendar to list jobs etc - however some people don't have internet access, or don't access it often enough to keep up to date. 2) We also...
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    Is it cheating to borrow players for contests? 4bars think so

    4barsrest have posted the following Editorial on borrowed players for contests here Apart from the areas where bands can only use "registered" players most other contests have rules on borrowed players. I would suggest these rules have been brought about to accept the practicallity of most...
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    Killamarsh & Dronfield Community Band

    We are a non-contesting band linked to Dronfield Band and rehearse once a week on a Wednesday 7.30 to 9pm at The Michael, Lowedges Road, Lowedges, Sheffield S8 7LD. This band was formed from the previous members of Killamarsh Silver Band and with the assisitance of players from the Dronfield...
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    Dronfield Band - tenor horns 1st & 2nd Concert 21/12 Clay Cross, Chesterfield

    Dronfield Band have a need for a couple of tenor horns to cover 1st & 2nd at a concert at St Barnabas Church, Danesmoor near Clay Cross (of M1 junction 29) for Wednesday 21st December, playing at 7.30pm. Programme will be carols plus the following: A Christmas Festival Penny Lane I Know Him So...
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    Dronfield Band - Euphonium and baritone players required

    Dronfield Band, Yorkshire 3rd Section from January 2012, due to increased university commitments are looking to recruit a 2nd euphonium and 1st baritone with immediate effect. We rehearse south of Sheffield in Lowedges just off the ring road (S8 7LD) on Thursday and Sunday 8 to 10pm. The...
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    Cornets - Belgium Tour - 20th to 28th August

    Dronfield Band are touring Belgium on the 20th to 28th August 2011. We leave South Yorkshire at midnight on the 19th August to travel via South Mimms Services (picking up some southern friends) 3am pickup and on to Dover, then to Brussels. We are staying in the 4star Thon Brussels hotel, 15...
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    Baritone - Whit Friday - Dronfield Band

    Due to a family funeral we are in need of a baritone for the forthcoming Whit Friday Contest. Recently promoted to 3rd section band. Coach leaving M1 Junction 30 area 2.30to 3ish Picking up M1 Junction 36 3.30ish Heading to Tameside/Saddleworth via Holmfirth - Our usual MD is not available...
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    Members Areas and discussion threads

    Hi does anyone currently have a members area on their band's websites? Interested it something simple that committee members can hold discussions in and members of the band can comment on. Basically would like something that looks like this for 30 users.