midlands 4th section results

satchmo shaz

Active Member
sparkling_quavers said:
Kirby came 5th.

Well done Shaz....another good result. I didn't hear you infact I only heard 3 bands! It was a long day I was up at 6 *cries*. I did manage to hear Phoenix and I thought they were pretty good but the others I heard were quite dire :shock: 7th for us was a fair result and i agreed with the comments. There was lots of good playing but also too many stupid mistakes!!!! May Long Eaton go on to represent the Midlands in fine style in Dundee! P.S If you need any help on Cornet then give me a ring (as long as I haven't got another concert on that date :D )
yes well done to kirkby my old band!, nice to see them up there....... phoenix were very good, 7th not bad for dronfield....... heading in the right direction!
anyone got 3 grand to spare for dundee?? :)
 

Brian

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Re: Midland Area 4th Section

satchmo shaz said:
Brian said:
Hey Sharon, Wellllllllllllllllllllllllll Done...xxx Brian
thanks brian!............. coming to dundee with us??, a bit cold for you perhaps!! 8)

No Problems Sharon, as long as you can assure me it will be at least 28oC, any lower than this and even here I need a couple of top coats, which I don't have now :D just looked up the weather forecast for Dundee yesterday, only 33oF brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr
 

Brian

Member
satchmo shaz said:
I know what you mean! just done a bulk order for 28 thermal vests!! :lol:

There's a guy in town, who makes them and exports them to Europe, he's got a sweat shop, about 30 illegal Cambodian Immigrants work there. And it is a sweat shop, He made me some silk shirts, and when i went to collect them inside the work room it must have been at least 45oC..But the shirts are beautiful, and only cost about 3 pounds sterling each..
 

geordiecolin

Active Member
Re: Midland Area 4th Section results

Brian said:
Hey Geordiecolin WHY do you need a bar ?

i think is some sort of student related disease called Alcoholism. I just have this urge to drink copious amounts of beer at brass band competitions.
 

Brian

Member
Re: Midland Area 4th Section results

geordiecolin said:
Brian said:
Hey Geordiecolin WHY do you need a bar ?

i think is some sort of student related disease called Alcoholism. I just have this urge to drink copious amounts of beer at brass band competitions.

7th place says it all....maybe thinking toooooooo much about how much beer you can consume on the day instead of 100% concentration on the music you played ? It was just the same when I conducted Dronfield, and others..
 

Brian

Member
sparkling_quavers said:
I can account for geordiecolin that his mind was totally on the job!

Bestwood years ago had a Secretary named James Daley,who whilst not being the best of players he was an excellent Sec, his favourite saying was "On the job, on the job, Off the job, it's nobodies business"and the proof is in the Band Archives, (wherever they are now)..1959 - 1967 at contests in the first 3 bands every time, and they used to average between 10 and 15 contests a year.Until you finished the job it was at least 100% commitment.... Brian
 

super_sop

Supporting Member
Brian said:
sparkling_quavers said:
I can account for geordiecolin that his mind was totally on the job!

Bestwood years ago had a Secretary named James Daley,who whilst not being the best of players he was an excellent Sec, his favourite saying was "On the job, on the job, Off the job, it's nobodies business"and the proof is in the Band Archives, (wherever they are now)..1959 - 1967 at contests in the first 3 bands every time, and they used to average between 10 and 15 contests a year.Until you finished the job it was at least 100% commitment.... Brian
gota say thats 1 of the best quotes ive herd. mind if i use it :lol:
 

HBB

Active Member
Re: Midlands 4th section

TheMusicMan said:
Baldeagle said:
Well done to all at the Mouthpiece you got the results published before BBW and 4barsrest :p I get the feeling that the Midlands 4th section was treated VERY badly by these two so called professional websites. Long live the Mouthpiece :D

Now lets hit the Area committies by publishing the Tables :twisted:

www.carltonbrass.org.uk

I have received several updated tables from all over the UK and I am in the process of making them consistent in format etc.. watch this space, they'll be here soon... :D


Nice one John --- finally - we won't have to send constant e-mails to other bands, or spend doys trying to work them out! :p:p:D:D:D

Ben ;)
 

geordiecolin

Active Member
Re: Midland Area 4th Section results

Brian said:
geordiecolin said:
Brian said:
Hey Geordiecolin WHY do you need a bar ?

i think is some sort of student related disease called Alcoholism. I just have this urge to drink copious amounts of beer at brass band competitions.

7th place says it all....maybe thinking toooooooo much about how much beer you can consume on the day instead of 100% concentration on the music you played ? It was just the same when I conducted Dronfield, and others..

In my defence and as Rachel has stated, my mind was totally on the quality of our performance prior to and during our performance and the subject of beer did not enter my mind until we had left the stage. I believe that i played my part to the best of my ability, which, unfortuatley wasn't enough to boost our position. Our result was not in any way due to people thinking about beer or anything else, it was more down to a case of nerves.

Having said that though, I feel that socialising is a big a part of brass banding as the music and i find it disappointing that at the Midland Area there is no place for bandsmen/women to gather in one place and socialise.

There is time and a place for playing and a time and a place for socialising. I am sure in my mind where the times and places for each are.
 

timbloke

Member
Re: Midland Area 4th Section results

geordiecolin said:
Brian said:
geordiecolin said:
Brian said:
Hey Geordiecolin WHY do you need a bar ?

i think is some sort of student related disease called Alcoholism. I just have this urge to drink copious amounts of beer at brass band competitions.

7th place says it all....maybe thinking toooooooo much about how much beer you can consume on the day instead of 100% concentration on the music you played ? It was just the same when I conducted Dronfield, and others..

There is time and a place for playing and a time and a place for socialising. I am sure in my mind where the times and places for each are.

Can I butt in on this one.... as Chairman at Dronfield I feel i'm as good a position as any to comment on the commitment of the band. Since before the Derby contest in fact since the new year when we started our drive to get a new MD we have had at most 2 or 3 players missing from each rehearsal, all players turning up on time and ready to rehearse. Something I know many bands would love to acheive. I know of a number of higher section bands who struggle to get half a band for many rehearsals.

Also the drinking or more importantly socialising part is why we do it. If the music was the most important thing, we'd all be professionals. We do it to socialise, contest day is when we can see many old friends from other local bands and compare gossip on which cornet player has been snogging which Conductor http://members.lycos.co.uk/matlockband/gal12b.htm!!!

I would like to defend my band and freinds on this one, the commitment is our strongest point. What we lack is experience, being a young band, many of our players (myself included) have been contesting for a relatively short time, my first being last years area.

Our bass section, and without wanting to blow my own trombone, our trombone section were outstanding on the day. Few bass sections got the start of the second movement together with a quality sound and quiet enough. Ours did.

Although I appreciate that you probably didn't mean any offence, the band has put in an awful lot of commitment over the last few weeks and months. It has been a hard physically (and emotionally) draining time. So congratulations to the band, and have a few more beers!! (maybe even some on me) ;)
 

geordiecolin

Active Member
I would like to apologise to Brian for my post re: dronfields commitment. on reflection i feel that i have read too much into your post and my response was a bit harsh.

I have decided not to edit the post i originally made because i stand by what i said, but i feel that this was not (to quote my post!) the time or the place to make those points.

Hope i didn't offend anyone

Colin


PS go to that link on timbloke's post. its worth it!!
 

Brian

Member
geordiecolin said:
I would like to apologise to Brian for my post re: dronfields commitment. on reflection i feel that i have read too much into your post and my response was a bit harsh.

I have decided not to edit the post i originally made because i stand by what i said, but i feel that this was not (to quote my post!) the time or the place to make those points.

Hope i didn't offend anyone

Colin


PS go to that link on timbloke's post. its worth it!!

Hey Colin, no problems, no appology needed...I'm out of it these days, but as a Conductor I used to despair at the amount of beer some bands people consume before and / or after their performances. I'm not familiar with the Burton Contest venue, but remember for years their were complaints from audience and performers (on stage) at the De Montfort Hall Leicester, about the noise coming from the bar.That was one of the reasons the bar was moved outside, and the venue changed..also to Tim in his digression, do be careful about "who's been snogging " with whom, could be dangerous....Walls have ears,as they say..Best regards to all my friends at Dronfield..If I still have any....Brian
 

satchmo shaz

Active Member
the noise from the bar at de montford hall Leister was sometimes louder than the bands!, but a nice bar venue would be nice too, where people can relax have a meal and a few drinks! after playing of course :wink:
 

geordiecolin

Active Member
Thanks Brian. I'll ask around if there's anyone who remembers you. Keith Oldman and Keith Arrowsmith still play for us and they've been with Dronfield since forever!

From what i can tell from your experiences you'd be greatly surprised and happy with Dronfield at the minute. After losing our MD and several key players to ASDA Stocksbridge after our (dubious in my opinion) relegation from the 3rd section, we have all knuckled down, appointed a new MD (Ray White) whose focus and direction has started a new era. Our result at the area was the start and hopefully in a year's time we'll be better equipped to push for a higher postion. The band is pulling together well now and i am sure that you would be proud of us all!!
 

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