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  1. stephen2001

    Whitwell an Emotional Third at Butlins

    Whitwell Brass Band secured an emotional third place finish at the Butlins National Mineworkers Contest in Skegness over the weekend. Playing The Seasons by Philip Wilby, the band took away the £700 prize in a field of 15 Fourth Section bands from across the country. The competition was...
  2. stephen2001

    New MD for Whitwell

    Whitwell Brass Band is pleased to announce the appointment of Lynden Cooper as their new Musical Director. Lynden is a well-known local musician from a family with a 160 year connection to brass bands. He is the 5th generation of the same family to be the Musical Director of a band. Lynden...
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    Whitwell Brass Band require a Musical Director

    Whitwell Brass Band, Fourth Section Midland Champions 2009 require an enthusiastic Musical Director to lead this ambitious band into the future. We are a young and friendly Fourth Section band based in the Midlands area. The band is based a 10 minute drive from Junction 30 of the M1...
  4. stephen2001

    Tenor Trom/Euph for Whit Friday

    I'm looking for a band to play with at this year's Whit Friday marches. Currently, I play 1st Trombone for Whitwell Brass Band (Midland 4th Sect Champions), but would be just as happy playing Euph. So that I can get into the spirit of the evening, I'm looking for a band that will be staying...
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    Whitwell Brass Band Victorious In Bedworth

    Whitwell Brass Band has been crowned the Midlands Fourth Section Champions for the first time in nearly 50 years. The band, conducted by Musical Director David Fretwell, beat off competition from twenty other brass bands from the Midlands. Playing the set test piece, The Talisman by Frank...
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    Whitwell Brass Band's Forty Mile Sponsored Walk in Memory of Louise Smalley

    Whitwell Brass Band are delighted to have been donated £8,500 courtesy of the 2008 Louise Smalley Walk. Eighty people, including many members of the band completed the 41 mile walk in June. The band's Principal Cornet player, David Wheatley even managed to complete 100 miles in less than 24...
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    Euph, Tenor/Bass Trom, East Mids/S Yorks, 2nd-4th

    Stephen Watkins Please contact by either dropping me a pm or email/msn stephen0183@hotmail.com I play Euphonium, Tenor Trom and Bass Trom (not at the same time though!) I'll be comfortable playing in bands between the 2nd and 4th sections Preferably at least a weeks notice required unless...
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    Fantasy World Cup

    I've created a tMP League on the Yahoo Fantasy World Cup page. http://en.fifaworldcup.fantasysports.yahoo.com/. Once you've created your team, enter it into the "tMP League" and the password is "mouthpiece" (lower case without the quotes). Any problems, then give me a shout!
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    Hello!

    Well, its only taken me 6 months to introduce myself!! My name is Stephen Watkins and at the moment, am taking a sabbatical from playing whilst I am doing a journalism course in Brighton. tMP is at the moment playing an important part in keeping me up to date in what is happening in the...
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    Band Website Hits

    I've spent the past few days wondering how popular Whitwell Band's site is compared to others on the interweb. The site gets about 80 to 90 hits per week, which I don't think is too bad for a 3rd Section band. Roughly how many hits do you get on your band's site per week? Cheers!
  11. stephen2001

    Help Required

    I'm currently in the middle of doing a broadcast journalism course in Brighton and I need some help from some kind souls! :) My task for this week is to produce a 5 minute feature on anything to do with music, so I've chosen Brass Bands. In my feature, I shall be tackling two...
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    Whitwell Brass Band Appoint New MD

    Whitwell Brass Band are pleased to announce that David Fretwell has been appointed as their new Musical Director. David brings a wealth of experience to Whitwell having served for twelve years with the Regimental Band of The Prince of Wales Own Regiment of Yorkshire and two years as an...
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    Whitwell Brass Band Require

    Trombone Player Required Edit: for current vacancies and contact details please see most recent posts Due to college commitments, the Whitwell Brass Band require a Trombone player to complete their line up. We are a young band, based off the M1 Jct 30 in the Midlands and are the current 3rd...
  14. stephen2001

    Band Twinning

    Well got back on Sunday from Whitwell Band's first ever foreign tour to Germany where we signed a twinning agreement with the Blasorchester TSV Esscholbrücken-Eich (hence the reason I've not been around and not replied to any of the 3300 posts I've missed!). This came about following a...
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    When singing hymns/carols....

    ...do you sing the melody or how your part in the Salvation Army books goes? I've noticed that if I'm singing along to something I know, I won't sing the melody, I'll sing however the Trombone/Euph part goes :P
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    Midsomer Murders

    I know it's already been asked in another thread, but in order to give them the publicity they deserve, who was the band who were on Midsomer Murders last night. I can't think where they do the filming of it, but I'm pretty certain that they were wearing dark green jackets! Can anyone help! Ta ;)
  17. stephen2001

    Fun @ tMP - Have we done the best we can?!

    Looking at the stats, the last record was broken at the start of the month. Have people stoped trying, or are they in practice for a marathon gaming session over the holidays?!? ;)
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    Banding Family Trees

    Those who watched Who Do You Think You Are? last night on BBC2 will have seen Lesley Garrett discover her musical roots from her family tree. Her family were miners from the Doncaster area, and there was a scene where she was at a rehearsal with the Dinnington Brass Band, looking at how music...
  19. stephen2001

    This year's Fantasy Football competition

    Right, between Aardvark, Bariman ad me, we have the tMP Fantasy Football League season 2004-05 set up on Yahoo! Goto here to register your team. If you haven't got a Yahoo! ID, then goto here to get one. When you are all set up click on the "join a group" link and in the Group ID box...
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    NEW RECORD!!

    For those that haven't noticed, we have this minute broke the record for users online :D :D :D
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