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  1. mikelyons

    Sold/Expired If you are looking for new music - arrangements and compositions could do a lot worse than look here. The list is updated every month or even week with new arrangements to suit many tastes. There is a good selection of Brass Band and Ensemble music (currently over 200 titles) all reasonably priced. All pieces have a good quality mp3, so you can listen...
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    Sold/Expired For Sale Wessex Fully Compensating EEb Bass w. padded hard case.

    I'm selling my Wessex EEb Bass tuba because I can no longer manage to carry it around with me. This has been a really good instrument over the last four years and I will miss it when it goes. It speaks really well throughout its range and has been a joy to play. Although whe I bought it it...
  3. mikelyons

    Love what you've done with the place, but...

    Wow! You've given the house a make-over while I was away. Some things seem to have been moved and organised in a different way. Could you give us a guide to it please? I feel a bit like a stranger in my own home!:eek::confused:
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    Whit Friday Thanks

    I would just like to publicly thank the good people at Denton for their help with feeding and watering me again this year. Congratulations to all the bands that took part. After the top 3 (Fodens, Roberts' Bakery and Ashton) there really was only a cigarette paper of difference between the...
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    Music for Brassed Off

    Hi All, I need some help to find a piece of music for our upcoming performances of Brassed Off at the Octagon Theatre, Bolton. None of the three bands have it in their libraries, so I'm hoping some of the bands who have just finished a run will have it and will loan it to us. They company...
  6. mikelyons

    Eagley Band Uniform Amnesty

    Hi All, This is a plea for anyone who has acquired an Eagley Band jacket (or other uniform item) to return said items to one of the band. We find ourselves in the position of not having enough jackets to hand out to deps, and we would appreciate their return - no questions asked. Thanks, Mike
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    Eagley Band Joint Concert with Smithills School Band

    The Eagley Band are giving their annual joint concert with the Smithills School Band on Sunday 15th December at the Mercure Last Drop Village Hotel. Start time 8 o'clock! I am supposed to be playing a solo, so low you can't hear it, I hear you cry! Be there or be square! Contact Paula Brockbank...
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    Fleetwood Contest

    Just thought I'd wish everyone playing a Fleetwood the very best of good luck. Fly the Eagles!
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    What news on the BBBR/BBP Issues?

    I know I'm well ahead of the contest season, but I am concerned that this is already raising its head again. Do the bands who absented themselves from the areas over this issue last year, or who competed on their old cards, still feel as strongly as they then did? How much damage has been done...
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    Eagley Band - Urgent! Euph or Eb Bass for Saturday 11th May

    Hi, Eagley Band, based at the Mercure Last Drop Village Hotel, Bromley Cross, urgently need either a Euph or Eb Bass for a job on Saturday 11th May. It's a 1:00pm start, with nothing too difficult on the programme. If you can help us out, please contact me directly on 07966768368. You'll be...
  11. mikelyons

    Display posts in reverse order? (Latest first)

    Hi guys, Is it possible to display posts in particular threads in "latest post first" order? I am thinking particularly of the deputy requirements/recruitment corner posts. I suspect the question has been posed before and the answer has been "no", but one lives in hope! :-)
  12. mikelyons

    Eagley Band - 3rd Section Areas

    Eagley Band, based at the Mercure Last Drop Inn at Bolton, have a temporary vacancy for an EEb Bass for the areas and, possibly, the Nationals - if you are willing to register with a Kapitol Card. I'm not, so you will be taking my place and you'll have to be good. If you think you can fill my...
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    Sold/Expired Proofreading

    Hi All, I have received a number of flyers, emails and other types of adverts from bands recently. To be honest, I am concerned by the poor standard of English used. Spelling, grammar and punctuation seem to be optional extras for most bands. It is one thing for in-band publications, but it...
  14. mikelyons

    Looking for a tuba

    Hi all bass players here, I need a bit of advice. I'm thinking of spending a part of my pension pot on a new bass. I do not want to spend £7G or £8G on a new Sovereign, but I've been looking around for alternatives. Anyone got any opinions? Wessex look quite interesting. Are they worth the...
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    Website Attack

    Hi folks, I have just found out that our band website has been compromised by exploits. I'm afraid that, despite once having been webmaster, I do not like or have much to do with our site except to update it occasionally. It is a wordpress based site and I've never been keen on it. However...
  16. mikelyons

    Eagley has new MD

    The Eagley Band are pleased to announce the appointment of Matthew Ryan as the band's new MD. Matthew is an old friend of the band and has helped them out on many previous occasions as both player and conductor. We wish Matthew the very best of luck as he leads us into the future. We would like...
  17. mikelyons

    My Fat Trumpet needs a good seeing to - any offers?

    Hi All, This is for those people out there who do instrument servicing. My Sovereign Eb bass needs a good overhaul. Because I'm a shortar$e, my arms are not long enough and I've bent the 3rd valve slide out of true. The other slides don't come out and I've buqqered up the 2nd valve slide a bit...
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    Tuba gig bags

    Hi guys, I'm looking to spend some money on a new gig bag, as my hard case is ruining my new car. What is the best value for money model? I've been looking at Tom & Will. Does anyone know if they're any good?
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    Sound Wave displays

    Hi All, I'm looking for a computer program that will allow me to display simple sine waves on screen and add harmonics to them in variable quantities to simulate how sounds are affected by the relative strengths and frequency of the harmonics. I don't necessarily want it to produce sounds...
  20. mikelyons

    Sibelius 7 now available

    Has anyone else had a look at Sibelius 7 yet? The demo version is available for free download and gives you 30 days to try it out. So far I'm reasonably impressed with the changes, but still wondering if it's worth the £100 odd to upgrade. The fact that it's a 64bit application is a mark on the...