Does your band sing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

does your band sing


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super_sop

Supporting Member
H, ive just got back from a really fun practice at Wem.
we have a concert tomorrow night, and one of the pieces we played was
Hello Dolly, and in the middle section the band sings (complete with Harmony!!).
I was quite surprised of the quality of the singing involved!!! :lol:

So heres the poll, can your band sing, and what pieces are you playing/ singing to :?: :?: :?:
 

dyl

Active Member
super_sop said:
H, ive just got back from a really fun practice at Wem.
we have a concert tomorrow night, and one of the pieces we played was
Hello Dolly, and in the middle section the band sings (complete with Harmony!!).
I was quite surprised of the quality of the singing involved!!! :lol:

So heres the poll, can your band sing, and what pieces are you playing/ singing to :?: :?: :?:
Aaaarrrrggghhhhh! Roger never mentioned singing when he asked me and a couple of others from Deiniolen to help out tomorrow! :roll:
 

Roger Thorne

Active Member
dyl said:
Aaaarrrrggghhhhh! Roger never mentioned singing when he asked me and a couple of others from Deiniolen to help out tomorrow! :roll:
Didn't I Dyl? :oops: Must have slipped my mind. :roll:

:wink:
 

twigglet

Member
Don't worry Dyl, when it comes to the high notes I just mime because I can't sing to save my life..... smile sweetly and mouth the words and no-one will ever know.

Wem is a very well sung band though (!)
 

mel

Member
twigglet said:
Don't worry Dyl, when it comes to the high notes I just mime because I can't sing to save my life..... smile sweetly and mouth the words and no-one will ever know
I think you are fibbing Elin, you sang very well at the Christmas concert as Miss Von Trapp, may I add in front of an audience of 300 :lol: +
 

IckleSop

Active Member
In the Middle of a Rehearsal at SSBB, a week before a Entertainments contest i must add, The Bass section (which believe me aint all sain hey leisa???!!!) decided to sing the chorus to Riverdance. Its the bit after the solo cornet has finished its solo and tutti join in.

We ended up having the whole band singing the chorus to Riverdance on stage needless to say we didnt win but it was so effective and emotional, with only the principal cornet player!!!!
 

leisa

Active Member
yep and th3en we had "the oblique one 2001b" the freaqkish piece not singing but making strange sounds down ur instrument stamping ur feet and roaring at the end.

that bandsman woman sounded quite surprised we didn't win! although non of the audience laffed - i did i found it quite amusing!!!
 

Jo Elson

Member
I was quite surprised of the quality of the singing involved!!!
Surprised!?What can we say craig, wem are a talented bunch! However I can't take credit for it. I think it's more our barber shop singers that deserve it.
Were you here for our Christmas concert last year? Well if not they always great fun - full of surprises (you're lucky you weren't here when they had Ray, Geoff, Frank and Derek dressed in tu tu's...!)
 

Jo Elson

Member
Sure youll love it. Bet you're sorry you missed last years though, Elin, Sal, Mel, Becky, Blondie, Janet(with broken leg)and John I think dressed as the Von trap family(sorry if I missed any off, which I think I did.) Comedy value was excellent, not talking bout the singing - that as beautiful! :)
 
We sing Savoy christmas medoly - and if you couldnt guess - we play/sing that at christmas.

is odd tho as i am certain that i hav a note that i am ment to both play and sing :shock:

but the whole point of playing brass is so u dont have to sing. . . .

. . . . ohh and of course all the other great things banding offers :D
 

TIMBONE

Active Member
yes we do

Flixton Band have a concert piece entitled 'Presley in mind'. The third and final song in this medley is 'Wonder of you', horns, baris, euphs and bones sing the well known backing vocal!
 

Pythagoras

Active Member
SellersSue said:
does singin on the bus count?!? :shock:

I'm terrible for doing this. Just come back from touring Belgium, kept singing all the tunes on the bus, especially Swinging Safari, I can't get it out of my head, be-doo-ba, be-doo-ba, be-doo-ba, be-doo-ba. be-doo-ba, be-doo-ba, be-doobie-do-bah,

aaaaaaaaaaaaahhh! Need hypnosis or something.
 

PeterBale

Moderator
Staff member
As Aussie Tuba says, singing has been part of SA banding for a long time, originally male voice arrangements, with or without an ensemble from the band accompanying. There are a number of very effective arrangements with a trombone quartet, and others with various small groups being used.

There have also been a number of more substantial pieces incorporating singing, such as Ray Steadman Allen's "Christ is the Answer" (as performed - and sung - recently by Fodens) and Bill Himes' "To the Chief Musician". As the majority of SA pieces incorporate a hymn tune as some point there is often scope for adding vocalisation if desired, and there have also been a number of "singalong" style pieces where the band can encourage the audience to join in if they are singing themselves.

In the Guards, we were very often expected to join in singing with various selections, hence getting to know the words of "The Lily of Laguna" etc!
 

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