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  1. tubafran

    What's your band doing about Child Performance Licencing

    The North West (Blackpool) and Yorkshire Regional Committees have put BOPAs in place too
  2. tubafran

    Butlins 2018

    Dronfield Genquip Band there in 3rd section
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    Butlins Contest 2017

    Butlins reveals Contest Music set-works
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    Butlins Contest 2017

    Have test pieces for 2018 been announced yet? Normally there's information immediately after the contest - own choice all sections for 2018?
  5. tubafran

    2017 Regional Test Piece Rumours

    Sure it wasnt the "score" only which is priced at £25 on Just Music
  6. tubafran

    Midlands Area Section Sizes

    I suppose there is a way of keeping it to 2 bands up or down regardless of a tie on the 3 year aggregate. If two bands are tied on points then only the most recent result would be considered.
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    Midlands Area Section Sizes

    Didn't they promote some additional 4th section bands previously to adjust the number about 3 or 4 years back?
  8. tubafran

    Percussionists at Contests

    The rules state "A brass player may only play ONE brass instrument, unless required by the score" - doesn't say a Brass player can't also hit a percussion part. Or are the rules different in Scotland?
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    Band subs

    Presume you are the same person asking the identical question (with numerous replies) on 4barsrest FB page? What are yours then that you've been told are too high?
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    Rainford Hymn and March Contest

    Unfortunately it seems to have been cancelled now as reported on 4barsrest
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    Milton Keynes Own Choice Contest - 30 November 2014

    Yes certainly was a very relaxed contest. Positives - 30 mins in a separate building rehearsal room. short walk to theatre, arrived as band before us was playing - 15 mins wait backstage and on. Nice cafe and food facilities in leisure centre decent parking Short and concise comments from...
  12. tubafran

    Leicester Contest 2014 - Timing Issues. . .

    I believe concerns have been expressed by a number of bands direct to the organisers - can we not also comment here?
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    Leicester Contest 2014 - Timing Issues. . .

    It's a pre-draw so bands already know the 'planned' start times but it seems your memory of the event doesn't correlate with your recall.
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    Leicester Contest 2014 - Timing Issues. . .

    That's a little unfair, based on the published times I'm sure bands drawn later have no problem going, it's the potential that the timings LBBA have given seem optimistic. Concerns have been expressed to them and they obviously believe the timings are achievable with the contest finishing by...
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    Leicester Contest 2014 - Timing Issues. . .

    Has this reverted back to the original set up? "Commences: 8:45am (Unregistered) and 9am (First Section)" With Unregistered, 4th, 3rd and 2nd in one hall - 1st and Championship on other spilt now 44 and 31 between each hall - wasn't this where we were when it was first raised as a concern?
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    Leicester Contest 2014 - Timing Issues. . .

    So reading the above and the web site start times of 9am does this now run: Hall 1 - 4th section (10 bands), 3rd section (12 bands), 2nd section (13 bands) - total 35 Hall 2 - unregister ( 9 bands) 1st and Championship (31 bands) - total 40 If anything based on the above comments the...
  17. tubafran

    2015 Area piece rumours??????

    Here you go - analysis provided from 4barsrest
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    Lower section national final tickets wanted

    Plus if you want to buy tickets for both days - ask for a discount. Two years ago they were only priced for each day but previously at Harrogate you could always get a discount The ticket staff asked Mr Morris and agreed to knock prices down by £2 for each day for 2 days if I recall correctly
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    The Three Stags Head, Darley Bridge, Derbyshire.

    Sun 1st June - Sun 8th June - Carlton Brass Sun 15th June - Sun 22nd June - Bakewell Sun 29th June - Holymoorside Sun 6th July - Shirebrook Sun 13th July - Shirland Sun 20th July - Bakewell Sun 27th July - Kirkby Colliery Sun 3rd Aug - Pleasley Band Sun 10th Aug - South Notts Hussars Sun 17th...
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    Borrowed Players for Spring Festival

    Yep you :), same spirit but extended to a year! But probably intended to prevent borrowing at Blackpool the following year.
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