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  1. PhoenixDave

    Paddy's Spring Festival - 2011

    Just for future reference, how exactly do you get invited to the Spring Festival? Is there an organising committee or a person in charge that bands contact/apply to?
  2. PhoenixDave

    Phoenix WM Players Required!!

    Solo cornet / Percussionists needed Phoenix West Midlands Brass (Midland Area Third Section Champion Band) currently have vacancies for a solo cornet player and percussionists. If you fancy a trip to the National Finals with one of the best up and coming bands, give me a pm or check out our NEW...
  3. PhoenixDave

    The 'Official' tMP Midlands Regional Thread

    Check out the comments page on 4barsrest - looks like M. Phillips shares my "opinion" about what third section bands need ;)
  4. PhoenixDave

    The 'Official' tMP Midlands Regional Thread

    Not sure what this phrase is supposed to say, but in that case I wish you luck for your contest this weekend and that you get an adjudication that you agree with and remarks you approve of. If you manage to reach this year's National Finals maybe we can resume our debate over a drink somewhere...
  5. PhoenixDave

    The 'Official' tMP Midlands Regional Thread

    Once again I appear to be talking a foreign language. Can an adjudicator not make that point and offer CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM ON HOW TO IMPROVE??? My enthusiasm is affected when the morale of a band that I have put so much into and care about so passionately is deflated by comments that...
  6. PhoenixDave

    The 'Official' tMP Midlands Regional Thread

    Did I say they should be 100% positive? Why can't there be a balance? As for the comments being useful, explain to me how Malvern Hills can look at their comments, see: Poco lento: poor soloists Poor finish and find a way to develop?
  7. PhoenixDave

    The 'Official' tMP Midlands Regional Thread

    You are missing my point. I am not concerned with where he placed the bands - John Berryman placed us first, Ian placed us 8th, Fred Bloggs could have placed us 92nd - I am concerned with his COMMENTS - if Philip Sparke produced a set of remarks that were that negative then yes I would criticise...
  8. PhoenixDave

    The 'Official' tMP Midlands Regional Thread

    If you read my message, I actually say that SOME OTHER bands who log on will find the comments destructive - take a look at Ratby for instance (and I am not criticising them, it just happens to be the first one on there). I do think Ian gave some positive comments for our performance but overall...
  9. PhoenixDave

    The 'Official' tMP Midlands Regional Thread

    PHOENIX WEST MIDLANDS: Good opening bar & nice style in general if a little quick. 9 bars after 3: soprano does not come across clear. 4: cornet struggles a bit here 5: music flows well 6-7: OK in general 7-8: nice sounds Allegro after 8: sop mis-pitches both times shame as rest of...
  10. PhoenixDave

    Party Piece (Euph solo) - Help needed urgently!!!!!!

    Ahem! :oops: What I MEANT to say of course is has anyone got an entirely legal spare copy they could let us have?
  11. PhoenixDave

    Party Piece (Euph solo) - Help needed urgently!!!!!!

    Can anyone help? We bought a set of Party Piece by Philip Sparke recently but there was no score included. Studio Music won't send us one because we have to get in touch with the supplier (who we can't get in touch with) etc..... Has anyone got a spare score/photocopy they could let us have...
  12. PhoenixDave

    Phoenix WM Players Required!!

    Edit: Current vacancies towards the end of the thread Phoenix West Midlands Brass - 3rd section 2004 (Midlands 4th section champions, national finalists, Pontins 4th section champions 2003) We require a percussionist to join one of the most progressive and friendly bands in the Midlands...
  13. PhoenixDave

    How much does banding mean to you?

    It means everything to me. I play for a band which I co-founded 3 years ago with my best mates. We have been through thick and thin together and we are all still playing with the band. It fills me with an immense sense of pride when I think of everything we achieved and the work we have all put...
  14. PhoenixDave

    Sold/Expired Got any Timps?

    Preferably new, definitely pedals... thanks for the start, anyone know of any shops/dealers in the uk that we could go through?
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    Sold/Expired Got any Timps?

    Thankyou for helping Lotta, although it sounds like the timps have run away or are lost!!! :wink: Seriously, we are looking to purchase timps, if anyone knows of any good models/suppliers we will be eternally grateful :D
  16. PhoenixDave

    Pontin's Prediction Competition Results

    Ok, here goes.... Ch 1 - Wingates, 0 2 - Carlton Main Frickley Colliery, 0 3 - Fishburn 2 1st 1 - BHK, 0 2 - Bedworth, 0 3 - United Norwest Co-op 1 2nd 1 - Old Silkstone, 0 2 - Shirley, 0 3 - Wire 1 3rd 1 - Hoover, 0 2 - Carlton, 0 3 - Beaumaris 1 4th 1 -...
  17. PhoenixDave

    The Finals In Dundee

    Hi everyone. Here's my one and only message on the weekend. Congratulations to the top three in Dundee, I thought Wardle especially gave an excellent performance. Commiserations to Trinity Girls and Lockwood, I thought your performances deserved much more than they got. As for us (Phoenix) I...
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