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  1. GJG

    Regressive Butlins Choices ... ?

    So, has anyone read this? Butlins announces their overtures to bumper prizes in 2019 The organisers of the Butlins Contest have announced that every single test-piece will be an arrangement (in most cases a "dated" arrangement) of a classical orchestral "pot-boiler", with not one original...
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    Sold/Expired Wanted - Schilke 13C4 cornet mouthpiece

    Bit of a long shot, but I'm looking to buy a used Schilke 13C4 cornet mouthpiece, if anyone has one lying around they no longer need ...
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    Regionals '16 CD

    Wearing my cynic's hat, I probably already know the answer to this question, however: Can anyone confirm whether the CD has a newly recorded version of "Essay", or have they simply reissued the recording from the old Dyke/Watson Gregson collection? On the WoB website is simply says "Black...
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    Idle curiositry: Percussionists?

    In the recent review of "The God Particle" (Europeans set test this weekend) on 4BR: ... About half-way down the page there is a photo of the Percussion Stage Setup diagram from the score. Towards the top-left of the picture there is...
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    Malcolm Arnold - "Peterloo" Overture; Narration?

    Going from memory here, so there's a distinct possibility I'm way off track, however I have a recollection of several concert reviews/reports on 4BR and the like concerning performances of the brass band arrangement of "Peterloo" Overture, with some kind of narration being mentioned. A Google...
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    Euphonium Vacancy - The Egham Band

    The Egham Band (L&SC 1st Section) has a vacancy for a 2nd Euphonium player (position may be negotiable for the right player). The Egham Band is a friendly, hard-working but sociable group of players, based in Egham, Surrey, just off J13 of the M25. We have own purpose-built rehearsal facility...
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    Reducing mouthpiece pressure?

    ... Suppose this would be one way: (you'll need to click "see original listing" to see the photo) ????!
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    The Egham Band presents "Music from the Movies"

    Date: Sat. 19th October 2013 Time: 7:30pm Venue: The Magna Carta Arts Centre Thorpe Road Staines-upon-Thames Middlesex TW18 3HJ Tickets £5 per person, available on the door or can be reserved by emailing *CHILDREN UNDER 16 FREE WITH A PAYING ADULT*
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    O/T - advice sought from techie-type people, please.

    Hi all: I'm currently looking at a system upgrade, and I'm considering moving to a laptop instead of a desktop, which I intend to use at home by plugging it into a 19" monitor and using a wireless keyboard and mouse. The idea being I'll effectively have a PC, but it'll be portable as well...
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    E-mail notifications not working?

    I seem to have stopped receiving e-mail notification of new postings on threads to which I am suscribed. I haven't changed any settings, and I've just re-checked the settings, and as far as I can tell, I should still be getting e-mails. Any ideas?
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    1st horn for contest rehearsal 6/11

    Egham Band (1st Section) have a dedicated extra rehearsal tomorrow morning (Sunday 6/11 - 10:30am-12:00) for an upcoming contest. Unfortunately our regular 1st Horn has to work, and since we have an otherwise full band, I would like to have the part covered if at all possible. So if you live...
  12. GJG

    Finale 2012 released

    I realise this may be of limited relevance to most banders here in what is predominantly Sibelius-occupied territory, however just in case anyone is interested:
  13. GJG

    Bass required - Egham Band (L&SC)

    The Egham Band (Surrey/Middx/West London borders) is looking to recruit a 1st Section standard Eb Bass player. (We would welcome interest from a Bb bass player, as we may be able to switch existing players to accomodate.) Ideally we are keen to find someone who is prepared to commit to the band...
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    Can anyone from the moderation team explain why the "transposing instrument" thread has been locked, without any form of comment or justification? I am not suggesting for a moment that there was not not a good reason for so doing, but to do it so abruptly without any explanation is, IMHO...
  15. GJG

    "Diversions" - Errata?

    I've contacted the publisher (R Smith & Co.), and been told that there is no official errata listing for "Diversions on a Bass theme". Whilst there seem to be very few possible errors in "Diversions" (certainly compared to some other recent offerings) there is one particular point that...
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    Eb Bass urgently required for Harrogate

    Due to unexpected employment relocation (to Qatar - bit far to commute for rehearsals!), The Egham Band (Surrey/Middx/West London borders) is looking to recruit a 1st Section standard Eb Bass player. (We would welcome interest from a Bb bass player, as we may be able to switch existing players...
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    E-mail notifications stopped?

    Is it just me, or is anyone else not getting instant notifications via e-mail for new posts on subscribed threads?
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    Groan ...

    Currently doing the rounds amongst the staff at NATS (Is this really the best they can come up with ... ???): "Waiter, ... Waiter? There's ash in my soup!" "Yes, Sir; that's because it's a no-fly zone ... " [... Coat ...]
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    Star Wars - A Musical Journey

    Did anyone else go and see it at the O2 arena over the weekend? Quite superb, I thought. Even though I'm not a great fan of close-mic'ing and amplifying an entire orchestra, it's difficult to see how else it could have been done. Would like to know who all the brass players were. Didn't feel...
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    Direct Recording Services Ltd.

    We've had an E-mailshot/circular-type-thingy from these people: Anyone had any experience of them? Recommend/endorse/otherwise? TIA Gareth