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    Bands near Stockton on Tees

    Are there any? My sister would like to start playing again after a fair few years off. She used to play flugel as a kid (20 years ago). She lives in Hartburn near Stockton. Are there any bands near there? I reckon she's been stopped long enough that any instrument would be ok, as she'll only...
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    Banders shortlisted in prestigious composer's awards

    Some of you may be interested to know that 3 people associated with brass bands have been nominated in the BASCA British composer's awards this year. http://www.basca.org.uk/news/british-composer-awards-2011-shortlist-announced/ Lucy Pankhurst, Tom Davoren and Tim Minchin have all had works...
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    So that's what JonP is doing with himself thesedays..

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-13058042
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    Was I hearing things?

    Just watching the Apprentice, I could have sworn I've just heard an orchestral version of Mephistopheles. Does anyone know if there are any other orchestral versions of Contest Marches?
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    If only Facebook had been around for years......

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    Images from the weekend on 4br

    Anyone else thinking it was a mistake taking photos of the MDs where you can clearly see the audience behind them?......
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    Whit Friday contests under threat

    http://www.oldham-chronicle.co.uk/news-features/8/news-headlines/38178/band-parades-under-threat Looks like the police are no longer prepared to manage road closures and wish to concentrate on public order instead. Greenfield, Denshaw, Scouthead and Lees contests are in danger of not going ahead.
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    Bass Trombonist looking for a blow Hudds/Saddleworth area

    Hi all, My band is currently taking a break until September. In the meantime to help keep my lip in I'd like to sit in at other rehearsals. Please PM me if you've room for a Bass Trombonist and your band is in the Huddersfield or Saddleworth area. Thank you
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    Judges of the Secret Court for next year's Grand Shield

    Anyone else heard the rumour? Fingers crossed it's not.....
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    What's happened to tMP Black?

    I only ask as it is in the same style as a work forum and therefore less conspicuous;)
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    How about each Area choosing their own tests?

    Having read Wilkie's recent post regarding Yorkshire choosing it's own tests for the areas in the '60s, how about each region getting to choose their own pieces for the Nationals qualifiers? To me there are a couple of advantages- 1) Increased interest across areas as there'd be more pieces to...
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    Wingates Band perform with Michael Nyman

    An unprecedented opportunity to hear Michael Nyman and his favorite performers, including Sarah Leonard, Marie Angel, Hilary Summers, Franceso D’Orazio, the Michael Nyman Band and Wingates Brass Band. A fascinating range of Nyman’s music from 1977 to 2008 will be presented, including several...
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    4 Bars Rest changes name to 'The Blandsman'

    Having read the majority of the retros after this year's areas I've got mention how erm..'sterile' they appear to be. I know in the past they've been slated for some of the more descriptive nature of them, but surely now they've gone too far the other way. A lot of them seemed a bit too much...
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    Keegan back at the toon

    Kevin Keegan has just been appointed successor to Sam Alladyce.
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    BBC to do conductor's reality show

    Shame they're only proposing to feature choirs and orchestras............... http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/programming/a83965/bbc-launches-conducting-reality-show.html
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    Not much chance of recruiting the xbox generation then...............

    http://www.theonion.com/content/news/activision_reports_sluggish_sales?utm_source=digg_1
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    Anyone know the date for next year?

    I've tried to find the date for next year's festival without success, and wondered if it had been published yet? The reason I ask is that Whit Friday is on the 16th May next year, the same corresponding weekend as the Spring Festival was this year.
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    Perhaps this is the way to make banding more appealing..........

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GWu-e6B2AJs
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    Super Casino- is it a good idea?

    News just in- The Super Casino in Manchester will provide roulette, poker, slot machines and blackjack, however the cr@p games will continue to be played nextdoor at the City of Manchester Stadium.
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