Baldbeaver said:Can anyone tell me if there is such a rule in brass band competitions that you cannot warm up on the stage before your performance?
James Yelland said:The one message which appears to be emerging from this thread is the general of ignorance of mostof us regarding the rules which govern what many of us consider most important. I wonder how many other sports have participants who are equally ignorant of the rules of their chosen pursuit?
Upon signal from the contest controller personnel, bands will be allowed up to five minutes to adjust the set-up of the stage and to place band members on the stage. An additional period of up to two minutes will be allowed for warming up and tuning. The set-up period will be concluded and the tuning/warm-up period will begin after five minutes or when the first musical note is sounded by a brass instrument, whichever comes first. Tympani tuning is not subjected to this rule and may begin during the set-up period.
brasscrest said:The amount of warmup required depends greatly on the player. Even those who play every day may still require some sort of warmup, depending on their normal practice routine. But the provision of a warmup room at a contest should take care of that.
Looking at the various contest rules in this thread, it seems pretty clear to me that warming up on stage at a contest is probably not a good idea.