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    Dimensions Peter Graham

    As a test piece where would you place this? 4th section? Bottom 3rd? Just asking ☺
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    Replacement Silent Brass Cable help

    Hi I need to replace the cable on my Silent Brass system To me it looks like a standard 3.5 - 3.5" jack lead with a single ring on each connector My question is - do I need to buy the original at around £25?? Or would a visit to my local Maplins do the trick ? Any advice greatly appreciated
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    Contest nerves

    OK so I left the Ballroom today with the usual feeling of "why did I feel like that playing such an easy piece?" To clarify - I have played, in the past Solo euph for decent top section bands with challenging cadenzas etc ( admittedly quite a few years ago) with a fair degree of success and...
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    In search of oom paah

    :oops: is that how it's spelt?? Am looking for some music for small brass group (6 to 8 ) to play for my local beer festival in May. Any ideas? I cant find much in the way of pdfs etc. Any help gratefully appreciated :)
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    York Euphonium - daft question

    Had my new euph for a week or so now - but have one (probably being thick here) question - What is the extra rounded metal "paddle" for that's popped into the accessory compartment ? Am thinking its a guard for when you remove the plastic trigger shield ?? :confused: Never thought to ask...
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    Wireless network question

    Ok - one for all you tec geeks out there - I'm looking for the best way to stream video at home on a wireless network. currently when i try using my current setup ( dell laptop with wlan 1450 card, wireless router - both "g" rated ? ) it buffers far too often. 54mps What all this about "g...
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    National Finals Test Pieces ??

    Anybody got any ideas/rumours yet?:) We have got promoted already - regardless of result but would like something semi-decent for the fourth section finals
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    Mark Condron

    Taken from 4br : The death of the conductor Mark Condron has been announced. He was 47. Mark Condron was a former player and conductor of the Kennedy Swinton Band and was an extremely motivated, talented and inspirational man who was loved and respected by many many people. He was also...
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    carnival cocktail euphonium wanted!

    Can anybody tell me where I can buy Carnival cocktail (euph with band) arr. Steven Sykes ONLINE? Fancy having a go for xmas concert:sup
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    Who's the best dep you've sat next to?

    Who's the best player who has helped your band out? Mine : John Clough ( ex dyke solo euph ) when I was at Stalybridge - nervous?? never :-) Brendan Wheeler - solo euph at Leyland - helped out this summer - so no pressure playing Napoli out for the first time then ....:-)
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    Triple tonguing probs

    Ok - not the end of the world I know BUT- I have the slowest single tonguing speed known to man (probably) I can double and triple tongue well - but - I get to a certain speed and I hit a brick wall. This is fine for most band pieces but prohibits lots of pieces that would otherwise be...
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    vacancies at lostock hall

    Lostock Hall Band need Bari/Trom/Bass Players Edit: For current vacancies and contact details see most recent posts We are a local 3rd section band near Preston , Lancs. The following positions are available at the mo - please pm me if interested. Players always welcome - we rehearse on...
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    Thought that it might be a good idea to start people on their ideal band chosen from players from 3rd and 4th section bands. These players tend to be less well known of course -BUT deserve recognition :) RULES......... :?: :?: Players from NW Area only Players from 3rd and 4th (national)...
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    Best and Worst Moments on a Contest Stage

    Thought I'd just get people started on their moments of glory :D and moments of shame :oops: Here's mine to get things started : Best - Playing a blinder on Carnival Romain ( Solo Euph ) in the Grand Shield 1990 ( I think) with Stalybridge Worst - Cross Patonce with Bae Manchester...
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    Silver Plating vs Laquer

    Ahh this old chestnut :shock: Will be purchasing a new Euph quite soon and was wondering about peoples opinions on the pros and cons of the two finishes. I've always had a laquered euph. Is the sound difference all in the mind :?: Am I always going to sound as dark and smooth as I do...