I think you'll find that, apart from those rules governing how many players you can have on stage, what instruments they should be playing, and regulations governing the registration of players, there are very few rules governing brass band contests at all. And unlike any other sporting competition, there are certainly no rules for the adjudicator to follow - which is probably why there is an endless debate on the relative merits of their decisions.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?
Indeed, and on the registration cards, you everyone signs under a bit which says that you have read and understood the rules of the BFBB registry... wonder how many actually have? I know it like the back of my hand of course :roll: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.
Agreed, I always try to do one - the previous point was that you won't always get the chance.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.