Roman - it might be only 2 pence worth to you, but it's worth a small fortune in common sense. IMHO every one of your observations is spot on and should be the basis of our understanding of our position in the musical world.
euphonium_john said:I don't remember a band ever appearing in the Proms (although someone may prove me wrong) but wouldn't that be great? Surely, to be taken seriously, we need to open ourselves to new thinking.
Accidental said:Interesting debate guys, if slightly off topic. All I would add to it was look how Alliance Brass did yesterday with a band full of "orchestral" students. A fine band yes, but a brass band sound..... IMHO no.
A fine band? No way!!..they played exactly as they looked on stage...absolutely ragged!! Their dress was disgusting to say the least and didn't portray an image of how a brass band should even start to look on stage. Scruffy shirts or even T shirts....the third cornet player even had a large hole in the tail of his shirt. IMHO they should never have been allowed to go on stage to perform!!