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#1 meerkat

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Posted 25 February 2007 - 12:20

The old thread was getting a bit unweildy, so I'm starting a new one to make things a bit simpler. I'll ask the mods to sticky it tomorrow.


So the deal so far:
We'll have a rehearsal 15 April, probably 2-6pm. Venue tba, but probably Little Bowden Village Hall.

Bandstand gig will be on 5 May, at Welland Park Bandstand. We'll play in the afternoon and have a practice in the morning. Venue for practice tba. Should we aim to start at 10-ish?

Barry and I have been talking about possible dress. Barry's suggested black bottoms (i.e. trousers or shirts, not the judicious application of boot polish to your nether regions) and a solid colour top. We need to agree on the tops. I lean towards black, as I imagine most people would have a black top. But perhaps a strong colour would look funkier. What do you think?
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Posted 25 February 2007 - 12:42

QUOTE(meerkat @ Feb 25 2007, 12:20 PM) View Post

The old thread was getting a bit unweildy, so I'm starting a new one to make things a bit simpler. I'll ask the mods to sticky it tomorrow.


So the deal so far:
We'll have a rehearsal 15 April, probably 2-6pm. Venue tba, but probably Little Bowden Village Hall.

Bandstand gig will be on 5 May, at Welland Park Bandstand. We'll play in the afternoon and have a practice in the morning. Venue for practice tba. Should we aim to start at 10-ish?

Barry and I have been talking about possible dress. Barry's suggested black bottoms (i.e. trousers or shirts, not the judicious application of boot polish to your nether regions) and a solid colour top. We need to agree on the tops. I lean towards black, as I imagine most people would have a black top. But perhaps a strong colour would look funkier. What do you think?

15th April seems fine for me smile.gif I'll have orchestra, but I can do it.


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Posted 25 February 2007 - 12:55

QUOTE(meerkat @ Feb 25 2007, 12:20 PM) View Post

Bandstand gig will be on 5 May, at Welland Park Bandstand. We'll play in the afternoon and have a practice in the morning. Venue for practice tba. Should we aim to start at 10-ish?

Barry and I have been talking about possible dress. Barry's suggested black bottoms (i.e. trousers or shirts, not the judicious application of boot polish to your nether regions) and a solid colour top. We need to agree on the tops. I lean towards black, as I imagine most people would have a black top. But perhaps a strong colour would look funkier. What do you think?

Any time fine to start.

Preferably any colour but white for the top wink.gif
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Posted 25 February 2007 - 13:58

I look like a corpse in a black top but I think I can find one somewhere if that's what you decide.


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Posted 25 February 2007 - 15:01

10-ish for a rehearsal start sounds fine on 5/5. smile.gif

2-6pm on 15/4 will also be fine, I think. I'll check on engineering work 'just in case'.....

edit: nothing out of the ordinary on the Midland Mainline website. smile.gif
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Posted 09 March 2007 - 21:56

Shall we go for a bit of a democratic vote here? smile.gif

If you're coming to Harborough on 5/5, who'd prefer to wear a black top, and who'd prefer a coloured top? smile.gif
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Posted 09 March 2007 - 21:58

Colour for me. smile.gif
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Posted 09 March 2007 - 22:01

Depends what colour - I know I definitely have a black top!
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Posted 09 March 2007 - 22:04

QUOTE(nicki_flute @ Mar 9 2007, 10:01 PM) View Post

Depends what colour - I know I definitely have a black top!


As long as it's one solid colour (no patterns), you can pick any colour, ie. I could wear red, you blue, sbhoa green, meerkat yellow etc. smile.gif
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Posted 09 March 2007 - 22:12

Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh *mist clears*

In that case, I don't mind rolleyes.gif
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Posted 09 March 2007 - 22:15

QUOTE(nicki_flute @ Mar 9 2007, 10:12 PM) View Post

Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh *mist clears*

In that case, I don't mind rolleyes.gif

rolleyes.gif laugh.gif Welcome to the world of the foggy-brained ones smile.gif
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Posted 09 March 2007 - 23:25

QUOTE(barry-clari @ Mar 9 2007, 09:56 PM) View Post

Shall we go for a bit of a democratic vote here? smile.gif

Now that sounds a bit radical unsure.gif tongue.gif

But if you insist, I vote for a colour ...
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Posted 25 March 2007 - 14:23

A touch of cross-posting here, apologies (see calendar thread).

There's no formal closing date for the bandstand gig, but if you can let me know if you're coming a little beforehand, I can sort out music a little easier - many thanks! smile.gif
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Posted 30 March 2007 - 08:50

A couple of reminders:

The next gathering is scheduled for 15th April, 2-6pm, venue listed on the first post.

The gig is on the 5th May, again details are on the first post. I'd like to start rehearsing at about 10-10:30ish.

Looks like dress code for the 5th will be a plain coloured top, with black bottom half. smile.gif


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Posted 02 April 2007 - 19:22

A little request :

Anyone else who's coming to the bandstand who wants a solo spot (Nicki, Carl, katyjay, your solos are confirmed), please let me know by Easter Monday (9th April) - I will finalise the pieces that will be in the pads by this date. smile.gif
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