Durham Miners Gala - Players needed


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On Saturday July 12th most of the bands in the Durham Area will be taking part in Durham Miners Gala. It's a fabulous day consisting of marching, boozing ect. The bands all march in to the university sports ground leading all the old colliery banners. This year Murton Colliery Band are short of a few players and wondered if any TMP'ers would be available to help. We need front row cornets, horns and basses. If anyone is available either email michellegarbutt@talk21.com or send me a private message. It's a great day out and very much part of the banding tradition up here.


also need players (not sure which) for Sunday 6th July afternoon concert and evening concert.

Edit: Month altered from June to JULY - (RT)


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jfenwick said:
also need players (not sure which) for sunday 6th june afternoon concert and evening concert.

Is that next year or the one just gone :?: :lol: :lol: :lol:
Hey, Michelle - I've just worked out your name - after thinking is was michellegeller for ages (you know that one from Buffy!).

Sorry MOD's - off topic :oops:


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Our euphonium player turned up to practice last night with a broken leg so now we need to borrow a euph player as well. Can anyone help us out PLEASE

Roger Thorne

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Hi Michelle,

As promised to you at Easingwold I have checked my dates and I am unfortunately unable to help. I wish you lots of luck finding the deps you require.

I have made this thread a 'sticky' for you so it gets top priority until the weekend.



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Oh dear, you are in a pickle!

I'm playing with Dunston, but as soon as i've done their march i'll give you ring (Stan gave me his no on Whit Friday), and if you haven't gone down yet, i'll leg it back to the top and do it again with you.

However, from what i've heard, Dunston traditionally go down quite late on, which may scupper things, but unfortunately that is the most i can offer you.

Good Luck!!


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All we need now are some basses. We will pay very generous expenses that will take in to account how far you travel. Liquid refreshments will be provided during the day and we can provide accomodation if required. If anyone can help please ring me on 01429271463 or mobile 07791854976. We will be grateful for any help


pleeeeeeeeaaaaaaaaaaassssssssseeeeeee help us were near to suicide, for my sake ppppppllllllllleeeeeeaaaaaaasssssssseeee!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

now if that isnt desperation I don't know what is?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?

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