Who's going to Crawley?

Accidental

Supporting Member
Trying to find out who's entered Crawley entertainments contest next Sunday (16th). Heard a rumour Imps will be there - can anyone confirm/deny that?!

I haven't got a clue who's in section B (sorry!). As far as I know section A includes Alder Valley, Brighton, Chichester, Friary and Staines...... anyone know any more?
 

WhatSharp?

Active Member
Well I'll be there helping out Egham Training band in Section B, so I might bump into you!, not sure if we are staying for section A, I hope so.
 

Dave Payn

Active Member
dyl said:
Dave Payn said:
(Is it ethical to reveal what pieces you're playing?)
Not before the contest Dave!
Oh dear. Bl**dy trumpeters, what do we know about the banding scene, eh? ;-)

Wot, not even in an Entertainment Contest??? ;-) I only say because I'm having kittens about one of the pieces we're playing! (Meow!) :lol:
 

Accidental

Supporting Member
Looks like it'll be a good day for flugel fans then!
Still trying to find out about Yorkshire Imps - would be nice to know just how scared we should be! :lol:
 

IYOUNG

Member
Nigel,

Hi. I'll make myself known to you Jan Newton has been telling me your programme sounds good stuff and just the sort of thing I might be interested in.

Regards

Ian Young
Musical Director
Marlow Band

no more than 10 miles from Amersham
 

Nigel Hall

Supporting Member
Two replies in one -

Dave - I don't think there is too much of a problem discussing programmes as it is open adjudication and each band is introduced as it enters the stage anyway!

Ian - I look forward to meeting you - it's always pleasing when the band (or at least one player) likes the selection.
 

Dave Payn

Active Member
Nigel Hall said:
Two replies in one -

Dave - I don't think there is too much of a problem discussing programmes as it is open adjudication and each band is introduced as it enters the stage anyway!
That's what I thought! ;-)
 

andywooler

Supporting Member
From Scaba

With an "open" adjudication contest, it probably doesn't matter at all if bands discuss their programmes in this way. Also, with a "fixed" test piece contest, discussing one's rehearsal experiences, likes & dislikes etc. probably doesn't matter, as everybody is playing the same test piece.

The following is extracted from an email received from the Scaba Contest manager for Crawley:

"Clearly, the main risk is with an "own choice" contest, like the SCABA contests at Hove and Folkestone, where bands could potentially identify themselves to the Adjudicator through such discussions. While I don't see this as a serious problem, it could make a nonsense of having closed adjudication and draws and could lead to some friction between bands.

While there is no question of contest organisers being able to "stop" this kind of discussion, I would recommend that bands try to avoid identifying their final choice of test piece for "own choice" contests. However, the canvassing of suggestions/opinions and discussion of the relative merits of different possible test pieces can only be helpful, to bands and their MDs, and does not pose any risk to the fairness of the contests. Of course, injudicious remarks about musical works could lead to litigation, so some thought is required before making rude remarks on the Internet ;-)"
 
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