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  1. The Wherryman

    Would you support an independant investigation?

    Quote from another thread "If the original poster would like the details of an independant media contact already investigating the way our banding instituition operates, please get in touch. The contact will deal only with fact." Does our banding institution need an independant investigation...
  2. The Wherryman

    Sold/Expired Vintage Boosey & Co. Euphonium circa. 1900 for sale

    I have a vintage (antique, even?) Boosey & Co., Class A, 4-Valve Euphonium for sale. I'm looking for £250. According to the serial number, it was made in 1900. On the bell, within a floral decorative engraving, it reads “Class A Trademark Boosey Compensating Pistons...
  3. The Wherryman

    Holiday Players

    Prompted by this comment in another thread, "I found 4 bands in the area - Bideford, Appledore, South Molton and Torrington, but of all their websites, only Bideford have an invite to Holiday players!", I got to wondering what other bands' attitudes were to the odd (=occasional ;)) player...
  4. The Wherryman

    Did you hear this...

    ...on the BBC's Today programme on Radio 4 this morning ? Creswell Colliery Band get a (brief) mention and, coincidentally, the band motto is Labor et Amor
  5. The Wherryman

    "The kiss in your eyes"

    Is there anyone out there who can help me source a (legal) copy of the soprano cornet part of the Harold Moss arrangement of "The kiss in your eyes", please? It appears to be out of print (but not copyright). Thank you.
  6. The Wherryman

    Tenor Horn/Euphonium duet

    Does anyone know of a duet specifically arranged for tenor horn and euphonium, please? I have been asked to find one, and, so far, have failed miserably. There are plenty of Eb/Bb duets, but they tend to be for soprano cornet or tenor horn with Bb cornet or Bb flugel. If such an animal does not...
  7. The Wherryman

    How do I become invisible?

    I've just looked at the number of Users On Line = 60. The number of members = 14 and guests = 46. Fine so far BUT the total number of member's names that are listed is only 12. Who are the Invisibles and how can I join?
  8. The Wherryman

    What is a "Community" Brass Band?

    A recent poster referred to a band as being a "Community Brass Band". Many bands refer to themselves as being a "Community" brass band. Some incorporate the word "community" into the band's official name. A band local to me officially describes itself as being "The Only Community Brass Band in...
  9. The Wherryman

    Name change for Norfolk Wherry Brass?

    Not on your Nellie!!! For those of you who have read the coverage in the Eastern Daily Press of their very own EDP Festival of Carols, which was held in St Andrew's Hall, Norwich last Wednesday night, I can assure you that Norfolk Wherry Brass, who have been the band-in-residence for the last...
  10. The Wherryman

    Royal Air Force Association March

    Can anyone please help me to locate a brass band arrangement of the Royal Air Force Association March that I could buy or borrow?
  11. The Wherryman

    Norfolk Wherry Brass go 'green'

    Norfolk Wherry Brass are delighted to announce that they have moved to a new rehearsal venue at The Victory Hall, Neatishead. We played at the recent opening ceremony of the premises, which are described as 'one of the most eco-friendly village halls anywhere', and were subsequently invited to...
  12. The Wherryman

    The Union Flag is offensive - official!!!

    Read the story here It makes my blood boil - the Met have such a strict dress code that front-line officers are allowed out to police the G20 demo after they removed their identifying collar numbers, but wear a small Union Flag and officers are threatened with the Police Discipline Code...
  13. The Wherryman

    Well done, Steve Critchlow and Burbage

    I've just been watching "Flog It" on BBC2 and, during the half way "break" Paul Martin visited the Burbage Bandroom in Buxton and had a chat with Steve Critchlow. What smashing advertisement for banding. The interview was interspersed with shots and sound of Burbage Band playing - very...
  14. The Wherryman

    Stop mutes for trombones?

    I just noticed this on Ebay and was wondering if stop mutes are made for trombones? :rolleyes:
  15. The Wherryman

    Broken any Resolutions yet?

    Years ago, I only made one New Year's Resolution, which I managed to keep until now - that was not to make any New Year's Resolutions. Just before last Christmas, my wife gave me a bookmark, on which was written a prayer that was attributed to a 17th century nun. By the time I had read halfway...
  16. The Wherryman

    AARGH...What happened??

    I've just been onto the "The G Bass Trombone" thread and the background on my screen went pink and all the buttons disappeared :eek: - I like buttons and I'm not fond of pink (as a background, that is). Was it something I did, said or thought? No other thread has been so affected (afflicted?)...
  17. The Wherryman

    Valve trombones

    Recurrent and painful shoulder and elbow problems have made me put aside by beloved trombone for the foreseeable future. Not wishing to give up my banding (or to become a shedbuilder ;)) I have started learning how to play a valved instrument (tenor horn, if you must know). However, it was...
  18. The Wherryman

    "Search" button drop-down menu AWOL

    I have been using the drop-down menu under the Search button in the navigation bar to find New Posts or Today's Posts, but the menu has disappeared. Left clicking on the button now takes me directly to the Search page. I haven't knowing changed any settings and I can't find anything in the User...
  19. The Wherryman

    If your instrument could talk...

    I've just been listening to Brian (Louis Hamilton's racing car) being interviewed on Radio 4. No, really! We spend a lot of time discussing the merits/demerits of our (and other) instruments. If your instrument could talk, what would be it's name and what would it say about YOU? Please be...
  20. The Wherryman

    Stereotypification (wot?)

    It’s all too easy to stereotype a whole group of people having simply observed, or having been the subject of the inconsiderate, careless or spiteful action of a minority of that group. For example, a motorist, having been delayed on his way to an important appointment by a tractor driver who...
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