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by Iguana
Sun Mar 31, 2013 11:54 pm
Forum: Parents - Past, Present & Future
Topic: laptops
Replies: 60
Views: 7868

Re: laptops

speaking as someone who made the mistake of allowing offspring to get a laptop courtesy of the government BECTA scheme (I thought it would mean she was mobile when she went to father's) and in response to all homework seemingly set on computer I have now bought a very nice windows 8 desktop to keep ...
by Iguana
Mon Nov 12, 2012 12:12 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: brass in concert next saturday sage gateshead
Replies: 0
Views: 625

brass in concert next saturday sage gateshead

Just to let you know there will be a broadcast of this concert at some point (well there was a permission slip to sign to that effect) and there is a CH pupil (GE) playing in the National Youth Brass Band who are playing in the gala concert at 7pm with Cory and Black Dyke Band which takes palce at t...
by Iguana
Fri Mar 30, 2012 11:39 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Cadogan Hall Concert on 7th April myrddin playing
Replies: 0
Views: 543

Cadogan Hall Concert on 7th April myrddin playing

For brass enthusiasts the NYBB (national youth brass band of great britain,) are playing in the cadogan hall on 7th April. Auditions are held in London for those of grade 8 standard of playing and above. This is a good band with expert tuition and two residentail courses a year for palyers of brass ...
by Iguana
Thu Jul 21, 2011 10:01 am
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Audition dates out for National youth band
Replies: 1
Views: 605

Audition dates out for National youth band

Please let people know that the audition dates for national youth brass band (approx standard grade 8-grades dfon't matter) and national children's band (younger and approx standard grade 5 distinction agina grades don't matter) are now out. Please visit their website for further details. Courses ru...
by Iguana
Thu Jul 21, 2011 9:58 am
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Nicola Benedetti to play at St John's with NCO
Replies: 1
Views: 576

Nicola Benedetti to play at St John's with NCO

:rock: This is to let you in on a concert which is being put on by the nCO National Children's Orchestra at St John's Smith Square on 11th September. Tickets will go on sale at the beginning of August. There will be an open rehearsal in the afternoon (tickets I believe will be £5) before theevening...
by Iguana
Thu Jul 21, 2011 9:50 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: FREE tickets and playing opportunity for young musicians
Replies: 0
Views: 702

FREE tickets and playing opportunity for young musicians

:D :D National Youth Brass Band have detials on their twitter feed of free tickets and a playing opportunity (open day) for the National Youth brass Band. A member of UF is playing with both NYBB and nCBB this summer and his twin is playing trombone with the nCO who also have open days. Both organis...
by Iguana
Wed Apr 06, 2011 5:17 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: National children's Easter concerts
Replies: 0
Views: 648

National children's Easter concerts

Please can you tell people about the National youth Brass Band of Great Britain. A member of current LE is playing in concerts in royal northern college of music in Manchester on 22nd April and the Dolphin centre in Darlington on 23rd April at the conclusion of the Easter course which this year is t...
by Iguana
Wed Apr 06, 2011 5:09 pm
Forum: Parents - Past, Present & Future
Topic: rugby socks
Replies: 16
Views: 2559

Re: rugby socks

Just to let you know as Kukri still haven't found me any rugby socks despite their promises to find me some I have now made the HM aware and would encourage anyone else who has had any poor or similar experiences to make people in authority aware too. I gather Kukri are still going to be the supplie...
by Iguana
Mon Feb 07, 2011 12:02 pm
Forum: Parents - Past, Present & Future
Topic: Musical offspring?
Replies: 0
Views: 699

Musical offspring?

If you have musical offspring (s) can I bring to your attention the national bands and orchestras that they could join if they wish. I found it helpful for eating up some of the long hols as well as really being an excellent experience in many different ways. The ones we have experience of are child...
by Iguana
Mon Feb 07, 2011 11:10 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Audition site needed for Natonal Childrens Orchestra
Replies: 0
Views: 622

Audition site needed for Natonal Childrens Orchestra

Just to let you know and bring to your attention I have posted details of what is required for NCO for their audition purposes under the thread brass concerts. I have let music department know via their secretary but am not sure if this was the right place to send it. The coloured text was sent as a...
by Iguana
Mon Feb 07, 2011 10:33 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Brass concerts
Replies: 5
Views: 2777

Re: Brass concerts

:D :D :D Not a dumb question at all. I have sent the text below in an email to Kimberley In the music department. If you think I should have sent it to someone else eg the HM please could you let me know who and I will do so. I thought immediately of CH. Train station and road accesss, lots of potie...
by Iguana
Sat Feb 05, 2011 9:49 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Brass concerts
Replies: 5
Views: 2777

Re: Brass concerts

Thanks. I'm hoping they might put a concert or two down south at some point and I'll let you know if they do. Sadly (for us) pretty much everyone comes from North of England though there is one player from Abu Dhabi- or was! The standard is about grade 5 to audition for nCBBGB and approx grade 8 for...
by Iguana
Wed Feb 02, 2011 11:12 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Brass concerts
Replies: 5
Views: 2777

Brass concerts

A current (LE) CH pupil will be playing this Easter in Harrogate or nearby with the NYBBGB (national youth brass band) and in the summer with this group and the NCBBGB (national children's band). For anyone who has an interest in brass and brass band playing in particular these are well worth seeing...
by Iguana
Wed Feb 02, 2011 10:51 pm
Forum: Parents - Past, Present & Future
Topic: rugby socks
Replies: 16
Views: 2559

Re: rugby socks

I agree that if you get what you pay for hten fair enough but expensive for the sake of it is not so cool. I do still have my school rucksack and school hiking boots. My kids think my rucksack really cool (no frame). They will be of use in a museum one day! I also still have my A4 files emblazoned w...
by Iguana
Wed Feb 02, 2011 1:09 pm
Forum: Parents - Past, Present & Future
Topic: rugby socks
Replies: 16
Views: 2559

Re: rugby socks

Thanks for the tip off re Lovells. I have just managed a very nice pair of boots in a size 13 and enjoyed the shopping experience. The staff were extremely courteous, knowledgeable, and the site worked really well and now i am all set up for getting ready to find size 14 boots next season! Still if ...