St. Matthew's day 08

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St. Matthew's day 08

Post by Alice Goble » Sat Sep 20, 2008 2:20 pm

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The right hand edges are cut off because they are too big. Also I'm slightly drum biased as you can probably tell!
You can see the album at http://www.new.facebook.com/photo.php?p ... 074&ref=mf You might have to have facebook, not sure
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Post by Vièr Bliu » Sat Sep 20, 2008 4:33 pm

Sex and the City - and the band! Nice juxtaposition :)
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Post by Momto2 » Sat Sep 20, 2008 5:51 pm

They're lovely Alice, thank you very much indeed :D

You managed to catch exactly the right DM!

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Post by Alice Goble » Sat Sep 20, 2008 7:44 pm

That's good hear, glad I got the right one. :) he looks very smart, especially in the third photo.
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Post by little_r » Tue Sep 23, 2008 8:26 pm

SMILE! christ they all look very serious!

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Post by englishangel » Wed Sep 24, 2008 8:27 am

They are trying to march AND play quite a complicated riff (?) at the same time.
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Re: St. Matthew's day 08

Post by J.R. » Wed Sep 24, 2008 11:25 am

.. and the drummers ranks are near perfectly straight.

The late 'Bill' Bailey would have been proud.
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Post by Alice Goble » Sat Sep 27, 2008 10:58 pm

I'm very proud of 'my little drummers'! I was the senior drummer last year. :D
Gosh we really look grumpy don't we!! It's mostly a look of sheer concentration - having to keep on the right foot, watch both ways down the line to keep straight, play in time, stick drill, getting it right... drummers have a hard time in band! Especially in Beating Retreat. We had to memorise the formations around the Quad whilst everyone else just had to follow us and moan when we got it wrong!
I watched the band (I mean drummers :wink: ) today at open day and gave them 9 out of 10! wheeling was a bit shoddy, they don't seem to have the hang of it yet.
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Post by J.R. » Sun Sep 28, 2008 6:16 pm

.... and not a mention or any piccys of any buglers !

Are they a thing of the past these days ?
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Re: St. Matthew's day 08

Post by Alice Goble » Sun Sep 28, 2008 6:54 pm

:oops: Yeh.. it's not just the drums that make up the band!
There is 'Bugle Band' every Tuesday and Friday instead of full band at lunch parade... but that's started to become a bit of a drum thing.

Were you a bugler in the band then?
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Re: St. Matthew's day 08

Post by J.R. » Mon Sep 29, 2008 11:43 am

Alice Goble wrote::oops: Yeh.. it's not just the drums that make up the band!
There is 'Bugle Band' every Tuesday and Friday instead of full band at lunch parade... but that's started to become a bit of a drum thing.

Were you a bugler in the band then?
Yup !

From joing Coleridge B, until leaving. Senior Bugler eventually.

Whenever I hear Last Post, the hairs on the back of my neck still hackle up and I get goose pimples.

Nothing like being the solo performer at The Retreat, which in my day, was an evening parade, (as it should be), a day or so before the last day of summer term.
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Re: St. Matthew's day 08

Post by jhopgood » Mon Sep 29, 2008 11:56 am

J.R. wrote:
Alice Goble wrote::oops: Yeh.. it's not just the drums that make up the band!
There is 'Bugle Band' every Tuesday and Friday instead of full band at lunch parade... but that's started to become a bit of a drum thing.

Were you a bugler in the band then?
Yup !

From joing Coleridge B, until leaving. Senior Bugler eventually.

Whenever I hear Last Post, the hairs on the back of my neck still hackle up and I get goose pimples.

Nothing like being the solo performer at The Retreat, which in my day, was an evening parade, (as it should be), a day or so before the last day of summer term.
I thought we "Beat Retreat" after the Leaving Service.
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Re: St. Matthew's day 08

Post by J.R. » Mon Sep 29, 2008 12:59 pm

I think you're right, as usual John.

The Retreat IS a military evening evening parade.

I do find it a shame it now has to be performed in the afternoon of leaving.
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Re: St. Matthew's day 08

Post by Alice Goble » Mon Sep 29, 2008 4:36 pm

It would have been nice to 'beat the retreat' in the evening with the evening sun and light. Especially when the last post and the day thou gavest is played at the end.
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Re: St. Matthew's day 08

Post by jhopgood » Mon Sep 29, 2008 4:45 pm

Alice Goble wrote:It would have been nice to 'beat the retreat' in the evening with the evening sun and light. Especially when the last post and the day thou gavest is played at the end.
It was nice and for leavers, even quite moving.
Quite emotional when you realise that after the Retreat, it was leave everything, instrument, clothes, friends....a whole way of life.
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