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Re: Re: AREA TEST PIECES......
In a message dated 24/01/2003 21:23:47 GMT Standard Time, Georgerobins30@xxxxxxx writes: > Nice one from 'Big Chap' What a change to find someone other than the BBb > Basses taking some stick. > > Keep taking the Pills. > Thanks George Just to add to my little piece of whimsy earlier, all I can say is that: 1. I have played in all 5 sections of the UK Brass band championship. 2. I care passionately for the future of Brass bands in the UK 3. The answer for us all as we seek to better ourselves musically and socially is not to dumb down. If we decide to cater specifically for the struggling band (and I hope that the originator of this thread can fill his empty seats becuause playing in a band with empty seats is a soul destroying experience), the progressive, ambitious full strength band can only suffer. In areas such as London and the Midlands with huge 4th section fields, pieces that don't challenge the best do not help anybody. Finally, in finding the composer Simon Dobson (although a very experienced young player from the South West) we have unearthed a gem. Lets not discourage or lose him. Big Chap Bedrock Brass -- NJH Sheet Music, bandsman.co.uk/music.htm, Prima Arts, quality music for quality bands, www.prima-arts.co.uk, Toot-Sweet, instrument repairers, www.toot-sweet.co.uk, Free e-mail address with spam and virus removal, bandsman.co.uk/mail.htm this list, send a plain text mail to listproc@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx with the following body (not subject):