Just wondered what your thoughts were :wink:
Cantonian said:Having both been privileged enough to play in the same band as me, with a shortlist of two Carl must come out on top. However, Beard with practice, listening to advice and playing with a higher standard of players could become a very good player.
concerto colin said:Hello, This is my first posting on this website (and what a fine website it is, might I add) and I feel that I need to comment on some of the above opinions.
As an elder in Salvation Army banding I have been around long enough to know that fine players in Welsh SA bands are few and far between. I have, however been priviledged enough to hear both Carl and "Steve" perform, and i agree that with practice and listening to GOOD advice Steve could well become the next Carl Saunders.
Yet there is more to SA playing than the standard of playing. Playing for the right reasons, where God has placed you, and using the talent which he has ultimatley given you for his ministry is far more important. In this respect i applaud "Steve" for doing what he knows is best and remaining in the SA band situation he is in at the moment. SA bands in Wales are beginning to move away from the true reason they are there. I don't want to offend here, but this is certainly the case in "Cantonion's" corp, it is an issue that needs to be addressed.
I'm sorry for boring the non SA players here but I take my SA banding very seriously and beleive the "secularising" of Canton Band and the integrity of its bandsman as true Salvationists is something that needs to be addressed.
Agreed. Thank you Mike.Cantonian said:I do not wish to air dirty linen in public but if concerto colin would like to PM me I will answer any of his arguments in a considered fashion!
Camp Jimmy said:he was a top welsh sa bandsman on most instruments even played in the household troops band with others
he is now assisting conductor at a small learners band in derbyshire but not in the sa anymore (there Loss)
Camp Jimmy said:Cantonian said:
Barry Ogden - I put it in the subject