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    Obligatory Areas Rumour Thread (or What Would You Like to See at the Areas?)

    With the lower section Nationals just round the corner I was wondering if anyone had any idea what the Area pieces might end up being? This year is particularly interesting as there is much and more going on outside and within banding, and I can imagine lower levels of entry for many of the...
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    Ripon Contest

    Do any bands on here compete at Ripon Contest . .if so what are your thoughts?
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    2019 Area test piece discussion thread

    I seem to remember a thread like this last year so I thought I would try my hand and create one for this year's test pieces. I'll be playing Holst's First Suite at Stevenage and I'm largely unimpressed (as I imagine many 3rd section players/conductors are!) in its selection as a 3rd section...
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    New to British Brass World

    Hi, I am Juergen, grew up (musically speaking) in a German town band of 50 where my father still plays trombone, starting with trombone at the age of 12. I spent some time in the Early Music scene playing baroque trombones, and then had some time off, after coming to Britain. I restarted...
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    Quartet competitions

    Me and my friends are looking for solo and / or quartet competitions... Does anyone know of any on the horizon?
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    British Open Test Piece 2016

    Anyone got any ideas about the Open test piece this year?
  7. Spaniels Ears

    Sandhurst deps needed for Wychavon

    Sandhurst Silver are due to play in the top section for Wychavon and we are short a couple of players. We have a great entertainment programme under the baton of Andrew Porter. We are currently requiring: Principal Euph Solo Horn If interested, please contact me on