tMP Brass at Easingwold?

sudcornet

Member
Easingwold March contest is held each year on the last Saturday in June. It is run along the lines of the Whit Fridays. Each year around 20 bands and attendant followers converge on this small Market town in North Yorkshire from about 4.30pm onwards. The attraction (other than having a chance to win about £7.50) is that Easingwold has 8 or 9 pubs around it's market place and all of them are soon full of bandsmen (scary thought huh?) It is a super contest and meeting place for the BB community and the format ensures a good night out...(ie:- 10mins playing/ 4 hours in/outside the pub).....So, now I've sold the event, what is the likeliehood of 30ish tMP'ers playing suitable instruments attending the contest. The itinerary would likely be choosing a couple of marches that everyone can play, meet up in a car park for 20 mins rehearsal, do the gig, retire to the pub(s). I know some of you will be playing there with your respective bands, but, as far as I'm aware, there is no ruling about players playing with more than one band(there's no registration anyway).
So what do you think?
Sud.
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HBB

Active Member
If you can get me out of my science exam : <looks at Sparkling Quavers> I could do it ...... drat! :D


I've just found out I can do the Whit Friday March now though .... yey! :D

I think it would be extremely interesting, fun and constructive if a band from tMP could meet up ............


Ben ;)

p.s. watch this space! :D
 

ersop

New Member
Easingwold

Nigel,
Easingwold is an excellent night, I've already been booked by one band and had a 2nd on the fone. However, many years ago now, the bulk of Ever Ready attended assisted by some deps. We actually won the contest, but were disqualified as we were deemed to be a scratch band and therefore outside the brief of the contest. I thought it was absurd at the time and havent changed my mind, but perhaps you should check with the organiser Dennis Hill before assembling a band. I would hate people to be dissapointed, as we were.

Why dont we just make one of the pubs tMP HQ for the evening, that way anyone playing can meet the non players there and mingle.

Just a thought, I'll be there whatever, and if you get the go-ahead for a scratch band, and you need a Sop player then count me in.
 

TheMusicMan

tMP Founder
Staff member
Nadia said:
il check my diary when i get back from NEW ZEALAND!
but id be up for it...
Hey Aidan - hope you're doing your bit for tMP across from 'down under' ?? Met anyone interested in signing up at tMP yet...?
 
Sounds like fun :) and nobody else has asked me to play this year :cry:

I let myself be persuaded into playing BBb bass last year :twisted: Very silly

Hilary Mateer

EEb Bass
 

michellegarbutt

Supporting Member
I'll certainly come along on Baritone and I can produce a Bb player who could play on stage but he couldn't manage the march around the square
 

Roger Thorne

Active Member
homocidalbennyboy said:
I think it would be extremely interesting, fun and constructive if a band from tMP could meet up ............
Hope you have more luck getting a band together than I've had trying to organise a quiz team!

:cry:
 

HBB

Active Member
Roger Thorne said:
homocidalbennyboy said:
I think it would be extremely interesting, fun and constructive if a band from tMP could meet up ............
Hope you have more luck getting a band together than I've had trying to organise a quiz team!

:cry:

A quiz .. when .... where???? I've never heard this :shock:
 

Wonky_Baton

Active Member
The places are usually gone quite early so its best to get in quick. Its my fortieth birthday on the sunday after Easingwold so i am starting to celebrate on the saturaday at the contest and by the time the bus gets back it will be party time 8) . If anyone sees me lying in the gutter make sure i get on the Safari coach. Its white and blue :wink:
 

Mrs Fruity

Member
Oh no! - my 40th birthday's the same weekend as Easingwold (I think - is it 21st June?) That means I'm older than Alan Seymour - woe is me!!! I thought I might be younger than at least one person in Houghton except my husband.
 

twigglet

Member
A big yes from me, sounds like fun

I will probably be in said car load from shrewsbury with Roger! Will be nice to put faces to avatars!
 
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