So, has anyone read this?
Butlins announces their overtures to bumper prizes in 2019
The organisers of the Butlins Contest have announced that every single test-piece will be an arrangement (in most cases a "dated" arrangement) of a classical orchestral "pot-boiler", with not one original...
Wearing my cynic's hat, I probably already know the answer to this question, however:
Can anyone confirm whether the CD has a newly recorded version of "Essay", or have they simply reissued the recording from the old Dyke/Watson Gregson collection?
On the WoB website is simply says "Black...
In the recent review of "The God Particle" (Europeans set test this weekend) on 4BR:
... About half-way down the page there is a photo of the Percussion Stage Setup diagram from the score. Towards the top-left of the picture there is...
Going from memory here, so there's a distinct possibility I'm way off track, however I have a recollection of several concert reviews/reports on 4BR and the like concerning performances of the brass band arrangement of "Peterloo" Overture, with some kind of narration being mentioned. A Google...
The Egham Band (L&SC 1st Section) has a vacancy for a 2nd Euphonium player (position may be negotiable for the right player).
The Egham Band is a friendly, hard-working but sociable group of players, based in Egham, Surrey, just off J13 of the M25. We have own purpose-built rehearsal facility...
... Suppose this would be one way: (you'll need to click "see original listing" to see the photo)
Date: Sat. 19th October 2013
The Magna Carta Arts Centre
Tickets £5 per person, available on the
door or can be reserved by emailing
*CHILDREN UNDER 16 FREE WITH A PAYING ADULT*
I'm currently looking at a system upgrade, and I'm considering moving to a
laptop instead of a desktop, which I intend to use at home by plugging it into a
19" monitor and using a wireless keyboard and mouse. The idea being I'll
effectively have a PC, but it'll be portable as well...
I seem to have stopped receiving e-mail notification of new postings on threads to which I am suscribed. I haven't changed any settings, and I've just re-checked the settings, and as far as I can tell, I should still be getting e-mails. Any ideas?
Egham Band (1st Section) have a dedicated extra rehearsal tomorrow morning (Sunday 6/11 - 10:30am-12:00) for an upcoming contest. Unfortunately our regular 1st Horn has to work, and since we have an otherwise full band, I would like to have the part covered if at all possible. So if you live...
I realise this may be of limited relevance to most banders here in what is predominantly Sibelius-occupied territory, however just in case anyone is interested:
The Egham Band (Surrey/Middx/West London borders) is looking to recruit a 1st Section standard Eb Bass player. (We would welcome interest from a Bb bass player, as we may be able to switch existing players to accomodate.) Ideally we are keen to find someone who is prepared to commit to the band...
Can anyone from the moderation team explain why the "transposing instrument" thread has been locked, without any form of comment or justification?
I am not suggesting for a moment that there was not not a good reason for so doing, but to do it so abruptly without any explanation is, IMHO...
I've contacted the publisher (R Smith & Co.), and been told that there is no official errata listing for "Diversions on a Bass theme".
Whilst there seem to be very few possible errors in "Diversions" (certainly compared to some other recent offerings) there is one particular point that...
Due to unexpected employment relocation (to Qatar - bit far to commute for rehearsals!), The Egham Band (Surrey/Middx/West London borders) is looking to recruit a 1st Section standard Eb Bass player. (We would welcome interest from a Bb bass player, as we may be able to switch existing players...
Currently doing the rounds amongst the staff at NATS (Is this really the best they can come up with ... ???):
"Waiter, ... Waiter? There's ash in my soup!"
"Yes, Sir; that's because it's a no-fly zone ... "
[... Coat ...]
Did anyone else go and see it at the O2 arena over the weekend?
Quite superb, I thought. Even though I'm not a great fan of close-mic'ing and amplifying an entire orchestra, it's difficult to see how else it could have been done. Would like to know who all the brass players were. Didn't feel...