Silly signatures

JessopSmythe

Active Member
I've noticed the growing trend towards listing every band / position people have played for / in in their signature and wondered: If we all did it, who would have the longest signature?
 

bigmamabadger

Active Member
How's this?
1981 - 1982 2nd Cornet Mary Webb Country Brass Band
1981 - 1982 3rd Cornet Shropshire County School of Music
1982 - 1983 Repiano Cornet Stiperstones Brass
1982 - 1983 2nd Cornet Shropshire County School of Music
1983 - 1989 Principal Cornet Stiperstones Brass
1983 - 1985 Repiano Cornet Shropshire County School of Music
1985 - 1988 Front Row Shropshire County School of Music
1987 - 1988 2nd Trumpet Hayward Brass Sextet
1990 - 1991 Repiano Cornet Jubilee Brass Oxford
1990 - 1991 Repiano Cornet Cholsey Band / Flugel Cholsey Band
1991 - 1992 Solo Horn Cholsey Band
2003 - 2nd Horn Barnton Silver Band
BMB
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JessopSmythe

Active Member
I sat down and thought about this one and frightened myself :shock:

1982-1985 3rd Cornet, Stiperstones Brass
1985-1987 2nd Baritone, Stiperstones Brass
1987-1992 Euphonium / Bb Bass, Stiperstones Brass
1988-1989 2nd Baritone, Shropshire Schools Brass Band
1989-1990 1st Baritone, Shropshire Schools Brass Band
1990-1991 Bb Bass, Wem Jubilee
Summer 1990 2nd Baritone, Shropshire County Council Highways and Transport Division Brass Band
1990-1993 Euphonium, Shropshire Schools Brass Band
1992-1994 Bass Trombone, Stiperstones Brass
1992-1994 Euphonium / 1st Trombone / Bass Trombone, Newport(Shropshire) Town Band
1993-1997 Euphonium / 1st Trombone / Bass Trombone / Eb Bass / Bb Bass / Occasional conductor, Wem Jubilee
One drunken evening carol playing in 1996 Sop / Solo Cornet / 1st Horn / Euphonium / Bass Trom / Eb Bass, Wem Jubilee
1995-1997 Conductor, Stiperstones Brass
1995-1997 Bass Trombone, A trombone trio that we never got round to naming (not a name I can post on here anyway)
1994-1997 Lead Trombone / Bass Trombone / Sound Technician, Adjazz
1994-1997 Brass Instructor, Junior Adjazz
1997-???? What ever seat Roger manages to find for me when I turn up out of the blue, Wem Jubilee
1997-1998 Bass Trombone, Ystrad Mynach Band
1998-1999 2nd Trombone, Thomas Coaches Mid Rhondda
1999-2000 Bass Trombone, Thomas Coaches Mid Rhondda
1999-2002 2nd Trombone, Byron Jones Big Band
2003-???? Bass Trombone, Abergavenny Borough Band
Nov 2003 Bass Trombone, tMP Children in Need Band
 

twigglet

Member
1994-2003.... Wem Jubilee band, having sat on every cornet seat for some amount of time! (except third man down I think)



plus an array of school bands, productions and NYBB for a year and YABB

Think I lose the competition!
 

cornetgirl

Active Member
Does that therefore mean we can quote other "lives" then????

In that case...

1985 - 86 - Flute, Harrogate Schools Intermediate Concert Band
1986 - 88 - Flute, National School Band Association Concert Band
1986 - 88 - Flute, Sunderland Intermediate Youth Orchestra
1988 - Flute, Sunderland Schools Senior Wind Band
1988 - 1993 - Violin and Leader, Bradford Youth Orchestra
1992 - Principal percussionist, National School Band Association Concert Band
1990 - 1995 - Principal Viola, Bradford String School Senior Orchestra
1993 - 1996 - Principal viola, Bradford Youth Orchestra
1991 - 1993 - Flute, Rhodesway School Concert Band
1994 - Co-principal cornet, National School Band Association Concert Band
1993 - 96 - Percussion, Rhodesway School Concert Band
1993 - Offered viola seat, National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain (turned it down!)
1994 - 1996 - Cornet, Wilsden Band
1995 - 1996 - Principal cornet, Bradford Youth Brass Band
1995 - 1996 - Principal cornet, Rhodesway School Concert Band
1995 - 1996 - Repiano, Yorkshire Cooperatives (Jayess) Band
1996 - Principal cornet, The Felling Band
1996 - 2000 - Principal viola, Newcastle University Symphony Orchestra
1996 - 97 - Trumpet / cornet, Newcastle University Brass Ensemble
1997 - Valentine Orde string scholar, University of Newcastle
1997 - Lunchtime recitalist, University of Newcastle
1997 - Concerto (Mozart Sinfonia Concertante for violin and viola), Newcastle University Chamber Orchestra
1998 - 1999 - 2nd man / flugel, Greggs Bakery Band
1998 - 2001 - founder and leader, Violissima String Quartet (still available for weddings, funerals...)
1999 - 2000 - 2nd man, Ellington Colliery Band
1999 - 2001 - Viola, Durham Sinfonia
2000 - 2001 - Co-principal trumpet, Newcastle Concert Band
2001 - Principal viola, United Dental Schools Symphony Orchestra
2001 - 2002 - Flugel, Cockermouth Mechanics Band
2002 - 2003 - Viola, Harrogate Symphony Orchestra
2002 - ????? - 3rd man / flugel / bandmaster / mug ( :wink: ), The Harrogate Band
2003 - Principal cornet, tMP Whit Friday Band
2003 - ???? - Cornet / useful personage, Driffield Silver Band
2003 - Flugel, tMP Easingwold, CiN and 10-piece.

Phew!

Rach x
 

cornetgirl

Active Member
And if we included all music exams we'd ever taken plus results...? Would be entertaining to see who failed their Grade 1 or whatever!

Rach x
 

bigmamabadger

Active Member
cornetgirl said:
And if we included all music exams we'd ever taken plus results...? Would be entertaining to see who failed their Grade 1 or whatever!

Rach x
No. It would just be humiliating and unnecessary :oops:
Besides, you're a flute and viola player!!??!!??:shock: :shock: :shock:
OK, I'll come out too. I played the recorder for a lot longer than I need have, and then moved onto a penny whistle. I have never played the piccolo, that's just a nasty rumour.
BMB
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amgray

Member
I got Grade III (Merit) in 1977!!!
Didn't do too badly afterwards though....... :oops:

1975 - 1976 Trombone Chapeltown Junior Band
1976 - 1977 2nd Trombone Chapeltown Silver Prize Band
1977 - 1979 1st Trombone Chapeltown Silver Prize Band
1975 - 1977 1st Trombone Sheffield Youth 'A' Band
1977 - 1980 1st Trombone Sheffield Youth Festival Band
1977 - 1980 2nd Trombone Sheffield Youth Jazz Orchestra
1979 - 1980 2nd Trombone Rockingham Colliery Band
1979 - 1981 2nd Trombone Yorkshire Schools Brass Band
1979 - 1985 Trombone Unamed Brass Quintet
1981 - 1982 Trombone Sheffield Bierkeller Band
1982 - 1982 1st Trombone Chapeltown Silver Prize Band
1982 - 1983 1st Trombone Hammonds Sauce Works Band
1983 - 1984 1st Trombone Andrews Heat for Hire Band
1983 - 1985 Trombone Blue Barons Bierkellar Band
1984 - 1984 2nd Trombone Carlton Main Frickley Band
1984 - 1986 2nd Trombone Black Dyke Mills Band
1986 - 1987 1st Trombone Lewington Yamaha Brass
1988 - 1988 1st Trombone IMI Yorkshire Imperial Band
1988 - 1991 2nd Trombone Black Dyke Mills Band
1991 - 1998 Tbn Big Wolfe Showgroup
1994 - 1996 2nd Trombone Brighouse and Rastrick Band
1997 - 1999 1st Trombone DUT Yorkshire Imperial Band

1987 - 1991 Guested and toured with various other bands on a regular basis.

Now playing again after a 5 year lay off for Castleton Brass in Suffolk.
 

Roger Thorne

Active Member
twigglet said:
1994-2003.... Wem Jubilee band, having sat on every cornet seat for some amount of time! (except third man down I think)
You will be able to add that credit to your list after this Fridays rehearsal.
I believe your big sister is otherwise engaged!

:wink:
 

imthemaddude

Active Member
1988-1994 Treble Recorder - Highgate Primary School
1988-1994 the 'bigger' recorder - Highgate Primary School
1988-1994 The School Choir - Highgate Primary School
1988ish - 2nd Violin - Dudley Junior Strings
1989ish - 1st Violin - Dudley Junior Strings
1994-1998 - 2nd Organist and pianist- Woodside Methodist Church
1995 - 3rd Cornet - Dudley Intermediate Brass Band
1995 -1997 - 2nd Trumpet - The Grange School Wind Band
1998-1999 - 1st Trumpet - The Grange School Wind Band
1996 - 3rd solo cornet - Brass Futures Brass Band
1997 - 1999 Principal Cornet - Brass Futures Brass Band
1997 - 1999 Soprano Cornet - Brass Futures Brass Band
1997 - 1999 Principal Cornet Brass Futures A ensemble
1997 - 1999 Flugelhorn - Brass Futures Brass Band
1997 - 1999 conducting and deping on solo horn - Brass Futures Brass
1999-200- Bumper up Brass Futures Brass Band
1997ish - 2nd Alto Sax - Dudley Intermediate Wind band
1998ish - 1st Alto sax - Dudley Intermediate Wind Band
1994-1996 The Grange school Junior choir
1996-1999 Alto - The Grange School Senior Choir
1997 - 1999 - Principal Clarinet - The Grange School Orchestra
1996 - 3rd Trumpet - The Grange School Swing Band
1997- 1998 - 2nd Alto Sax - The Grange School Swing Band
1999 - 2nd Violin - Halesowen College String ensemble
1999 - conductor - halesowen college orchestra
2000ish - Solo Cornet - Halesowen Brass Band
2001 - Rep - Occassional Brass
2001 - Solo Cornet - occassional Brass
1998-1999 - Worship Leader on Keyboard/ founder - F.O.C.U.S
2000 - 2002 Flute - SU Sport and music Worship group
2001 - Flute - SU STD worship group
2003 - lead singer / SU CU worship group
2001 - 3rd solo cornet - Ashington Colliery Band
2002- rep - Five Rvers Brass
2002 - Bumper up Five Rivers Brass
2002 - Principal Cornet Five Rivers Brass
2003 - Bumper Up Five Rivers Brass
2003 - Bumper UpTMP CIN Band
2003 - TMP CIN 10 Piece
2003 - BBSS Bumper Up Hatherway Band
2003 - BBSS Bumper up Massed Band
2003 - Durham Brass Band Weekend - Bumper Up
2004 - National Methodist Youth Brass Band
1994-2000 Solo Keyboard
Deps include: Solo Cornet: Felling Band, Dunston Silver Band, Ellington Colliery Band, Black Country Brass, Gateshead Brass, Sacriston Colliery (Principal Cornet for two contests), Stanhope Silver, Bearkpark and Esh, and also practices at Chapletown Silver on rep and front row of Ferryhill Band. I'm sure I'll have missed some out!

if we are including exams, I have a grade 8, grade 6 and 5 grades fives with merits.
 

imthemaddude

Active Member
I'm sure some people who have been in banding lots of years and deped for many bands could reel off most of the bands in their area and beyond and have a massive list. Maybe we should have limited this section to brass alone :lol:
 

geordiecolin

Active Member
1996-1997 3rd Cornet - Ovington Tynedale Band
1996 -1997 3rd Trumpet - Northumberland County Schools Wind Orchestra
1997 - 1998 2nd Cornet - Ovington Tynedale Band
1997 - 1998 2nd Trumpet - Northumberland County Schools Wind Orchestra
1998 - 1999 Repiano Cornet - Ovington Tynedale Band
1998 -1999 - 1st Trumpet - Northumberland County Schools Wind Orchestra
1999 - 2001 EEb Bass -Ovington Tynedale Band
1999 - 2001 EEb Bass - Northumberland County Schools Wind Orchestra
1999 - 2001 EEb Bass - Northumberland County Youth Jazz Orchestra
2001 - 2003 EEb Bass - Dronfield Band
2001 - 2003 EEb Bass - Sheffield University Music Players Society Concert Band
2001 - 2003 EEb Bass - Sheffield University Music Players Society Friday Night Jazz Ensemble (Frinje)
2003 - Sheffield University Wind Orchestra
2003 - Present EEb Bass - Barnsley Building Society Band

plus appearances for;

Various Brass Bands in NE
Flixton Band in NW
Bestwood Black Diamonds Band in Midlands
Northumberland County Youth Brass Band
Sheffield University Symphony Orchestra

appearing in the future with;

Northumberland Orchestral Society
 

Naomi McFadyen

New Member
stoopid signatures...

1994-1999: Clarinet/Saxophone, West Devon Youth Wind Orchestra
Various Ensembles/Bands at Notre Dame RC School for Girls, playing various different instruments (but not at the same time)
1995-2000: Clarinet, Summer Windband, organised by City of Plymouth Concert Band...
1997-2002: Clarinet/Saxophone, City of Plymouth Concert Band
2000: Drum Kit, Peverell Millenuim Players (Plymouth)
Jan 2000- Sept 2001: Principal Percussion, Saltash Town Band... oh yea, and Eb Bass or Cornet when I wasn't hitting things
2000-present: Percussionist for SWBBA Brass Workshops ;-)
Sept 2001- August 2002: Cornet/Percussion Soundhouse Brass (formally Crownhill Royal British Legion)
Dec 2000- Dec 2002: Principal Percussion, Cornwall Youth Brass Band
Sept 2002-Dec 2003: Percussion, University of Salford, Adelphi Brass Band
sept 2002-present: Percussion, Univeristy of Salford Brass Band/Windband
Sept 2003-present: 1st Alto Sax, University of Salford Wind Band
Jan 2003-Present: Percussion, Leyland Band

Depped for:
Tavistock Town Band
Bugle Town Band
Callington Town Band
Stannery Brass Band
Wooley Pritchard Brass Band
Flixton Band
Pemberton Brass

Conducting:
Saltash Training Band: 2001
Bearpark and Esh: for Durham League, and North Area: 2004

Grades:
Clarinet: 1/3/5/6 (between '95 and '99)
Drum Kit: 6 (2000)
Saxophone: 8 (2002)
Percussion: 8 (2002)
Theory: 5/8 (2000/2002 respectfully)

mmmm... Think that's what I've done until now
 
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