KortrijkMRSH said:2 - Kjortrik (sp!)
2nd cornet virtuoso said:Soham Comrades (championship section) best result for a few years at this contest...
1st=Hymn Tune. 3rd=Test Piece ----heard result from a mate (or 2)
They have a strong band at the moment. Will be interesting to see how they do at the area's.
After announcing we had come first in the hymn, we thought we were in with a shout, but I think Pauls comments were valid, that we played the accents too hard and over blowed in the FFs. I was pleased that he commented in the hymn the basses had a sonorous sound.andywooler said:
Accidental said:Why did 75% of the bands in top section ignore the request to stick to two verses of a standard hymn?
Clacton entered the contest utilising the day transfer facility for four players. The players concerned (as was the conductor) were from a band competing at the RAH in 2 weeks time and agreed to help on the understanding the rehearsal with their own band that afternoon wasn't compromised. The band, therefore, agreed to request an 'early' draw.dashman said:You can't leave it there! Do tell us why...
MRSH said:The band then made the decision not to play.
Couldn't agree more! I think its going to come up at the next quarterly meetingGJG said:Probably because that's all it was: a "request". <snip>
I don't think a contest can be run on that basis. Either SCABA have to make a "ruling" (and enforce it), or they have to let bands choose freely. They can either specify that it must be a simple "2-verses-out-of-the-red-book" job, or, if it's simply time constraints, they can specify a time-limit. Either way it has to made official.
Thank you.englishgill said:I know my band was one of the '5' but we were only asked as we were on our way to the warm up room all psyched up to play in 15 minutes time - swapping with Clacton would have meant us playing number 10 at least 3 hours later. No sensible band leader would have agreed to that. While I have a lot of sympathy for the band and their 'wasted' hours of rehearsal we all know the rules:dunnoand agree to abide by them so we don't end up with anarchy at every contest. I know we didn't have a problem with them playing first and us all shifting down a place in the order meaning only a 20 minute delay to our start but as I understand it the organisers refused this. I wish Clacton better luck in their next contest outing.