Ej said:The reasoning behind the £12 i am sure is to make people stay for the weekend. As it has been pointed out the top shallet is £90 for the 2nights /4 people is £22. It may only be the cost of 2 day passes but when all your band want to do is play and have a drink and go home it's not reasonable. We are all only about an hour away and would much rather go home than stay at Butlin's. (no offence Butlins). Its all money making on there part, they dont give to monkeys about brass band hertitage and all that. Money, Money, Money. If the whole section withdrew and they were looking at loosing thousands something would be done right away.
Hornwhat said:Isnt it sad that we have to bicker amongst each other regarding the price of Butlins.
I wholeheartedly congratulate NEMBBA, Stan Lippeatt and Steve Walker for their hard work put into keeping this contest going. If it wasnt for them this contest would have died.
I have gone to Blackpool for 25 years and am pleased that the mineworkers contest is being kept alive. I HAVENT SEEN MUCH EFFORT FROM OTHER ASSOCIATIONS TO KEEP THE CONTEST GOING.
I and the band I play with are looking forward to a truly fantastic weekend, playing, drinking and meeting friends that we have met over the years of brass banding. Yes most of our players are staying for the weekend and some are going for the day but that is the individuals choice. We enjoy a good social side of banding as well as the serious side of contesting.
I support the contest and the organisers 100%.
Well done for keeping it alive. :wink: :wink: :guiness
Baldeagle said:If other associations do not have any mine workers bands why should they help out? That weekend is also the WMBBA contest at Lemington.We have been barred from the Skegness because we have no mineworkers history, but we will be at the WMBBA contest. PS Bones how much did it cost Carlton Main to enter Pontins for 1 day?
Bones said:Now it seems to be if you have walked past a lump of coal you can be in a mineworkers band.