Does anyone know which bands have entered for the Durham Association contest at Spennymoor on Feb 1st. I'd especially like to know whos in the 3rd section
Cheers Blondie,Lauradoll said:
The Durham league committee work really hard and I think that's an unfair comment. I take it that you will think they are marvellous if you win?jambo said:
I was at the meeting when it was decided to have a pre draw. It was done last year as there was building works going on at the leisure centre and storage space was short. It was felt it would be easier if bands knew what time they would be playing so they could get their equipment in and out. The feedback after the contest was good and most bands that were there said they preferred this system so we decided to continue it again this year. If you don't like the decisions that are being taken tell your band representative and make sure that representative is going to the next meeting. Quite frankly I spent 3 years as contest secretary of Sacriston and never missed a meeting unless I organised a dep to go for me. But most of the meetings I went to out of the 40+ bands that were registered with the association you were lucky if there were six representatives there. If your rep doesn't go then you can't expect to have a say in how the association or contest is run.jambo said:Cheers Blondie,Lauradoll said:
Should be a good day in the bar (edited - Mod. PB).
I'm not gonna hold out for a result though. A pre-draw 2 weeks before and contesting band members on the committee, call me a synic ..but...
Not saying that it will be abused of course but i'm not a fan of the pre draw...whats the point, to save half an hour on the morning of a contest? If its a pre draw then adjudication may as well be open, then we can all shine our shoes and look pretty for the judges too.
It's spelt cynic, the contest has always been pre-drawn in recent years to make it easier for bands to prepare. There is only one person who knows who the adjudicator is, and he isn't affiliated with any band.jambo said:I'm not gonna hold out for a result though. A pre-draw 2 weeks before and contesting band members on the committee, call me a synic ..but...
Horden have been represented both at the AGM and the draw this year, so the powers that be there must either not mind the pre-draw system, or have elected to support it at least for this contest.michellegarbutt said:If your rep doesn't go then you can't expect to have a say in how the association or contest is run.
p.s. thanks Colin
No way! I won it last year with Cockerton so I just want to enjoy the day and let someone else win.Resurgam said:( dont believe what Graham says he is going there to win).
Totally agree with that. This contest has always had excellent adjudicators so the best band will win on the day.Resurgam said:Good luck to all competing Bands.