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  1. Robin Norman

    Raunds Temperance Band - Northamptonshire

    Raunds Temperance Band have the following vacancies from January 2015. - SOLO CORNET - EUPHONIUM (Solo or 2nd, current solo player willing to move down for right person) - BASS TROMBONE Are you looking for a new challenge, or is twice a week becoming too much? We are a friendly, yet...
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    Robin Norman to step down as MD of Raunds Temperance Band

    Robin Norman to step down as Raunds MD It is with sadness that Raunds Temperance Band announces the resignation of Robin Norman as their full-time Musical Director after a successful 5 years in the role. Robin commented on his decision "After 5 tremendous years with Raunds Temperance Band I...
  3. Robin Norman

    Tuba Marching Straps/harnesses

    Hi All, It looks like, after getting out of it for so long, I will be undertaking some marching soon. My tuba has the marching rings but after suffering with a bad abck in the past I'm a little concerned. I wondered if anyone had any experience of the Tuba 'harnesses' such as Neotech. I know...
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    Bands in the Detroit Area

    Hi everyone. in a couple of weeks I' taking part in a teacher exchange to The Detroit area of America (Berkley). Just wondering if there are any brass bands in that area who may be happy for me to pay a visit if I can organise it. Would be great to see an American band and to talk to members...
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    Principal Cornet - First Section Band in Northamptonshire

    Following the announcement of the departure of our long-standing principal cornet, Christian Overhead, Raunds Temperance Band ('The Temps') are inviting applications for the position. Raunds Temperance are a First Section band that rehearse on Tuesday nights from 8-10.15pm in Raunds...
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    Raunds announces departure of principal cornet

    RAUNDS ANNOUNCES DEPARTURE OF PRINCIPAL CORNET Raunds Temperance Band have announced the departure of their Principal Cornet, Christian Overhead, after 13 years with the band. The band's performance at the Midlands Regional Championships in March will be his final appearance. Christian joined...
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    Please consider signing my Downing Street e-petition.

    Dear All, My apologies for invading your TMp space but something has been bothering me for a while; mainly the number of high caffeine energy drinks I see youngsters consume on a daily basis. What amazes me is that there are no age-ratings on these drinks, many of which contain extremely high...
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    Norfolk Wind Orchestra - New Concert 'Wind' Band in East Anglia

    Hi All, I'm involved in the organising committee of a new Concert 'Wind' Band based in Kings Lynn, Norfolk. This is a new group that is starting aiming to play higher end wind band works. Membership of the band will be open to any players (Brass, Woodwind or Percussion) over the age of 18...
  9. Robin Norman

    Youth Bands in Peterborough and Huntingdon Area

    Hi All, As a brass tutor at the Huntingdon Music School I have been having discussions with the director there, Warren Middleton, about setting up a youth brass band. However, before we move on this any further we are very keen not to step on anyone's 'toes' in the area. I have tried to do as...
  10. Robin Norman

    Resurgam - What Section?

    Just canvassing opinion here. What section would you now say Resurgam is? I've heard some people say that it's now only a second or third section piece as it's far too easy. I disagree, still lots of traps for people to fall into and to really have control would challenge some of the best...
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    Sold/Expired Help! - does your band have any unwanted small percussion?

    Cheeky I know but I am in a bit of a predicament that I wonder if you good people out there in tMp land might be able to help with. I've just completed my teacher training and have got a job in a very small rural high school. However, at the moment, the music department has no classroom...
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    Sold/Expired Brass Band Music on Ebay.

    Hi All, I'm having a clear out of music from the boxes in my garage and have decided to put much of it onto Ebay to try to raise funds for classroom resources next year (new teaching job and all, no equipment there). Included there is the First Section testpiece for Butlins next year "A...
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    Why can't people accept contest results?

    Hi, I'm probably going to be completely shot down in flames here but it really gets me down when, year after year, the post-regional round-up turns into a complete 'bitch-fest' about contest results. I know that every band works really hard to prepare the best possible performance for a...
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    Sold/Expired Brass Music for Sale

    Hi, After careful consideration I have decided to sell off some of my brass ensemble, brass band and concert band music. I gathered quite a collection when at college and I was involved in a lot of brass groups but most of it has never been played. So it is time for it to go. The current list...
  15. Robin Norman

    Maestro !

    Did anyone see this last night ? A reality contest on BBC 2 where celebs are learning to conduct an orchestra. If you didn't see it, I'd recommend you watch it on iPlayer, made for interesting viewing. Some bits made me laugh, particularly John Snow. Try the co-ordination exercises on there as...
  16. Robin Norman

    Ipswich and Norwich Co-op Continue 2008 Contest Success

    The Ipswich and Norwich Co-op Band is already celebrating 2008 being the band’s most successful ever in its 26-year history, and it’s only May. Following on from a fantastic fourth place at the Butlins Mineworkers Contest in January against bands from across the UK followed by a Second Place at...
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    Ipswich and Norwich Co-op Band Circumnavigate and endeavour to gain Further Success.

    Following on from our success on 'James Cook' in the First Section at the weekend the Ipswich and Norwich Co-op Band are looking forward to ‘circumnavigating’ their way to Harrogate in September - their first trip to the National Finals in over ten years. Two years ago the band was ‘knocked...
  18. Robin Norman

    Christmas Overture - Golland : Can Anyone Help ?

    Help !! We are due to play the John Golland "Christmas Overture" at a concert in a couple of weeks and, when we got the set out last night, we found that the score was missing. As time is very short would anybody be able to help with the loan of a full score or, alternatively, be able to tell...
  19. Robin Norman

    Sir Malcolm Arnold Hometown Tribute by the Ipswich and Norwich Co-op Band

    The Ipswich and Norwich Co-op Band is proud to announce that they are holding a memorial concert for acclaimed composer Sir Malcolm Arnold in the Norfolk town that was his home. One of the UK's greatest classical composers of the 20th century, with more than 100 film soundtracks to his name...
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    Sold/Expired English Dances - Malcolm Arnold

    Hi, In October the Ipswich and Norwich co-op Band are undertaking a 'Malcolm Arnold Memorial Concert' in Attleborough, the town where he spent his latter years. I would like to perform some of the 'English Dances' in the concert and know that they were arranged for Brass Band. I'm getting...
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