tMP Band to play at 2004 Pontins

Roger Thorne

Active Member
Hi Folks,

Due to the success and enjoyment of performing with the tMP band we thought it would be a great idea to try and secure another ‘full’ concert performance in the near future. We are pleased to announce that we have managed to ‘provisionally’ book two solo performances at the forthcoming Pontin’s Contest.

We have asked if we could perform for about an hour early on the Saturday Evening and also present a short programme prior to the Championship Section results being announced on the Sunday.
It’s looking very positive that the Saturday performance will go ahead, but we are awaiting an announcement from the Adjudicators, via the organisers, as to whether or not they are willing to have a band play whilst deliberating their results.

Although you may have a lot of questions to ask regarding these performances, at this present moment we are looking for our members to volunteer to play in this band. Obviously with the amount of members attending this contest we may have to limit the numbers, so we invite you to post your availability in this thread, and if your own band isn't playing at Pontin's, this could be a good enough reason for you to attend.

As this is a fantastic opportunity for the tMP band to perform in front of a ‘home’ crowd we would have to make a serious effort to perform to the best of our ability and, as usual, with limited rehearsal times. Therefore we are asking for members who are prepared to sacrifice a ‘few’ beers until after our performances! Perhaps we should be looking for a tMP Temperance Band!

I know this is a tall order, but the tMP team feel strongly that ‘alcohol’ consumption would not only spoil a fantastic opportunity but also jeopardise the chances of performing at other big events. It would also give out the wrong message to parents and guardians of our younger members that may like to play with the band.
So, have a serious think about it and if you are prepared to make the ultimate sacrifice, I’m sure we can accommodate you in this unique opportunity.

Here are a few details for the weekend which may help you make a decision. (performance times taken from last year)

Saturday 30th October:
Fourth Section - 9.00 a.m. start
Third Section - 2.00 p.m. start - expected to finish about 8.00 p.m.
First Section - 10.00 a.m. start
tMP Rehearsal - time and venue to be announced but will definitely happen!
tMP Band perform in the Ballroom for about an hour or so - early evening (probably about 7.00 - 7.30 p.m. start)

Sunday 31st October
Second Section - 9.00 a.m. start
Championship Section - 10.00 a.m. start
tMP Rehearsal - time and venue to be announced but again will definitely happen!
tMP Band to perform (15-20 minutes) before the announcement of results

Could I please ask you to keep this thread solely for posting your availability.

Please copy and paste your details below:

Name:
Instrument played:
Other Instruments played:
Current position held:
Your Present Band :
Section of Band:
Is your Band playing at the contest?:
Are you prepared to play a solo item?:


If you have any questions you would like answering please use the following thread and we will endeavour to answer your questions.

http://www.themouthpiece.com/vb/showthread.php?t=8205&highlight=pontins

We would also like to take this opportunity to thank Frank Hodges and Darrio Touhladjiev (Pontin's Contest Organisers) for their help and assistance in this matter.

Thanking you all in anticipation of the above.


The tMP Team

:wink:
 
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timbloke

Member
Name: Tim Benson
Instrument played: Trombone (Tenor)
Other Instruments played: Baritone (Badly but getting better)/ Bass Tromb
Current position held: 1st Trombone
Your Present Band : Stannington Brass Band
Section of Band: 1st
Is your Band playing at the contest?: Yes
Are you prepared to play a solo item?: Maybe, depends on what and if I can see it first.

Am I the first to post my intentions? if so do I win an award?
 

sparkling_quavers

Active Member
Name: Sparkling_Quavers (Rachel Langridge)
Instrument played: Cornet
Other Instruments played: ermmm none!
Current position held: 3rd Cornet
Your Present Band : Flixton
Section of Band: 2nd
Is your Band playing at the contest?: Yes
Are you prepared to play a solo item?: Not Likely
 
Name: Gary Jones
Instrument played: Cornet
Other Instruments played: recorder
Current position held: backrow cornet
Your Present Band : Langley
Section of Band: first
Is your Band playing at the contest?: no
Are you prepared to play a solo item?: not on your nelly

Already booked chalet with langley synchronised drinking team :)[/b]
 

Bryan_sop

Active Member
Name: Bryan Herman
Instrument played: Sop
Other Instruments played: Bb but I ain't got my own
Current position held: Sop
Your Present Band : City of Cambridge (& Soham comrades at the Moment)
Section of Band: 1st (Soham - Champ)
Is your Band playing at the contest?: Don't think so!
Are you prepared to play a solo item?: Definately
 

lynchie

Active Member
Name: Paul Lynch
Instrument played: Trombone
Other Instruments played: None
Current position held: 1st Trombone
Your Present Band : Flixton
Section of Band: 2nd
Is your Band playing at the contest?: Err... yes, but I'll have left by then...
Are you prepared to play a solo item?: Yeah, why not...
 

super_sop

Supporting Member
Name: craig_foskett
Instrument played: Bb cornet
Other Instruments played: sop
Current position held: principal cornet
Your Present Band : Wem jubilee
Section of Band: 3rd
Is your Band playing at the contest?: yup
Are you prepared to play a solo item?: maybe
 

Dave Payn

Active Member
Name: Dave 'Excruciating' Payn
Instrument played: Bb cornet (sop if pushed)
Other Instruments played: Horn
Current position held: Principal cornet
Your Present Band : Fulham
Section of Band: 4th
Is your Band playing at the contest?: Not that I'm aware of.....
Are you prepared to play a solo item?: Yes.
 
We could always go for the world's biggest trombone section...!

Name: Nick Stokes
Instrument played: Bass trom
Other Instruments played: Tenor trom
Current position held: Bass trom
Your Present Band : Shirebrook MW
Section of Band: 2nd
Is your Band playing at the contest?: don't think so but not 100% sure
Are you prepared to play a solo item?: aye why not.
 

Pythagoras

Active Member
Name: Daniel Robinson
Instrument Played: EFlat Bass or BFlat Bass
Other Instruments: Euphonium (but out of practice)
Current position: EFlat Bass Dronfield, 2nd or 3rd BFlat Killamarsh Band
Band: Dronfield
Section: 4th
Is your band playing at concert: No, so need some reason to not get completely bladdered.
Are you prepared to play a solo: No.
 

geordiecolin

Active Member
Name: Colin Harding
Instrument Played: Eb Bass
Other Instruments: Didgeridoo
Current position: Eb Bass
Band: "Baaaaarnsley" Building Society Band
Section: 2nd
Is your band playing at contest: Yup
Are you prepared to play a solo: Not on your nelly!
 

TheMusicMan

tMP Founder
Staff member
Name: John Burns
Instrument played: Cornet
Other Instruments played:
Current position held: not playing
Your Present Band : none
Section of Band:
Is your Band playing at the contest?:
Are you prepared to play a solo item?: Nope!
 

Di B

Member
Name: Diane B
Instrument played: Euphonium
Other Instruments played: Baritone (ends up straight?!)
Current position held: Solo Euphonium
Your Present Band : Matlock Band
Section of Band: 4th
Is your Band playing at the contest?: Not as far as I know yet!
Are you prepared to play a solo item?: Nope, but would consider duet/feature dependant upon alcohol levels at the time :lol:
 

ploughboy

Active Member
Name: Garry Hallas
Instrument played: Percussion
Other Instruments played: Cornet (back row)
Current position held: MD
Your Present Band : Emley
Section of Band: 3rd
Is your Band playing at the contest?: Nope
Are you prepared to play a solo item?: Your kidding right? in front of all them bandsman? ok, if it's easy and idiotic, I'm good at Eternal Triangle!

What a mega idea by the way!
 

Seedhouse

Active Member
I will have to check the dates, but i'm definately up for it! Will let you know asap whether I can definately do it... :wink:

Name: Alex Seedhouse (Seedhouse on tMP)
Instrument played: Euphonium
Other Instruments played: ...piano :roll:
Current position held: Solo Euphonium
Your Present Band : Youth Brass 2000
Section of Band: Youth
(Looking for a senior band- nearly found one! :cry: :wink: )
Is your Band playing at the contest?: No, but there may be a possibility that I will be joining a band soon that is ...
Are you prepared to play a solo item?: Definately! :wink:
 

bagpuss

Active Member
Name: Bagpuss
Instrument played: Percussion
Other Instruments played: Percussion!!!
Current position held: Percussion!!
Your Present Band : Wem Jubilee
Section of Band: 3
Is your Band playing at the contest?: Yep
Are you prepared to play a solo item?: You must be joking!!!!

As I'm going to be there anyway, I will offer my very limited services!!!


Puss
 
Name: Sam Haigh
Instrument played: Tenor Trom
Other Instruments played: none
Current position held: Princ. Trom
Your Present Band : YB2K
Section of Band: Youth (Looking for a perminant snr band!)
Is your Band playing at the contest?: Nope
Are you prepared to play a solo item?: erm....think bout it...
 

cornetgirl

Active Member
Name: Rachel Higginson
Instrument played: Flugel and/or cornet
Other instruments played: Concussion, horn, random stringy thingies
Current position held: Front row (2nd man)
Current band: Cottingham
Section of band: Championship
Is your band playing at the contest: Nope
Prepared to play a solo: Ask a silly question - of course!!!! It'll be warmer than CiN was!!!!

Would prefer to flugellate but will play cornet if you are seriously desperate - don't think The Cornet King could cope tho!!! :wink:

Rach x
 

stephen2001

Member
Name: Stephen Watkins
Instrument played: Euphonium
Other instruments played: Tenor Trom
Current position held: Random helper :!:
Current band: Whitwell
Section of band: 3rd
Is your band playing at the contest: Nope
Prepared to play a solo: Aye

As with others it is dependant on work dates (if I have any :? ) but will inform mods as soon as I know. :D
 

drummergurl

Active Member
Name: Sarah Chapman
Instrument played: percussion
Other Instruments played: erm piano badly (and 5 notes on a baritone/euph/possibly cornet)
Current position held: Principle St Helens, just a perc at Haydock
Your Present Band : St Helens Youth, Haydock Band
Section of Band: champs
Is your Band playing at the contest?: yep
Are you prepared to play a solo item?: maybe
 
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