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The huge set up needed for Saturday's concert - 4 timps, bass drum, 10 cymbals, 9 triangles, xylophone, marimba, tambourines, 13 tom toms, lions roar, glock, tub bells, gong, crashers, kit, tam tam and secret weapon!
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Torchbearers - the horrible bit!
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Here's my contribution to the acrobat challenge, thanks for the nomination James Hunter. I nominate James Foster, Scott Stewart, Remus Sawyerr, Mike Ricketts Kirsty Ricketts, Danie Williams, Henry Boler, Chris Elmslie and Nicola Reid You can donate at: https://www.gofundme.com/StephenSykes - please do donate, we are almost there!
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Here's my contribution to the acrobat challenge, thanks for the nomination James Hunter. I nominate James Foster, Scott Stewart, Remus Sawyerr, Mike Ricketts Kirsty Ricketts, Danie Williams, Henry Boler, Chris Elmslie and Nicola Reid
You can donate at:
https://www.gofundme.com/StephenSykes - please do donate, we are almost there!

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Our RNCM Day of Percussion is coming up on the 4th February, now in its 26th year and going strong! We welcome percussionists of all ages and abilities for a da...y packed with clinics, an interactive workshop, one-to-one consultation lessons with RNCM Percussion Staff and an extensive trade exhibition supplying all things percussive

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We welcome percussionists of all ages and abilities, to participate in a day packed with workshops, clinics and concerts...
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Hampshire Music Hub

Looking for young musicians grade 8 and above...
DEADLINE: Sunday 28 January 2018

Mayflower Productions Summer Youth Project 2018 of Les Misérables School Edit...ion needs experienced players to form its orchestra! You will play closely alongside industry professionals, gaining vital experience from them. In the ensemble you will not only play the incredible score of Les Misérables School Edition, but you will also play with a fantastic group of musicians in a professional working environment.

If you have previously played in theatre shows or if you have never played in a theatre before, this opportunity is a great way to develop your skills and gain experience.

https://form.jotform.com/73404182462957

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Want a cheap gong? Go to Ikea and get this tray for £10 - here's the instructions! http://davidvaldespercussion.blogspot.co.uk/…/do-it-yoursel…

Not very happy about it (I DO HATE shopping malls), four days ago I went to IKEA to buy some stuff for my daughters´ bedroom. Fortunately...
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Beauty and the Beast in Southampton

amazing!

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Chloe Short — an incredible musician with an even more incredible story.

Bournemouth Council have opened a consultation seeking to ban busking and skateboarding from the town centre. A few years back the council introduced and then abandoned a licensing scheme for buskers, it was unwieldy, complicated and stopped U16's busking.

Speaking as a musician and a member of the Musicians' Union, busking is where a lot of musicians learn our trade, learn what works, learn how to react to an audience, learn how to put a show together. Personally my Christma...s busking when I was a student, helped fund my living expenses when studying but also gave me confidence to play in front of people. And even now, if the weather is nice, my band will often go and busk on the streets rather than be stuck inside rehearsing in a dingy practice room.

The streets of Bournemouth have had a reputation for attracting a wide variety of musicians from Lewis Jordan Brown, the pianist who brings his own piano on wheels and started when he was 11, to the Scottish bagpiper Jamie who supplements his small army pension with his takings. I've seen string quartets, brass bands, marching bands, a percussion ensemble from Poland and folk groups all busking in our town.

I suspect this is also about the creeping (or rather galloping in our case) privatisation of Council services. Buskers may be getting in the way of S&D Leisure's plan for yet another Christmas or Summer market. I also note that most of the musicians you hear on the S&D stage at their temporary bar in the square have not been offered payment and are instead doing it for 'exposure', something that my union frowns upon and vigorously campaigns against.

So please let Bournemouth Council know your views with this short questionnaire:

https://www.bournemouth.gov.uk/…/public-spaces-protection-o…

The consultation closes on 4th Dec at 23:59.

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Proposals for Bournemouth Town Centre
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Game changer, this looks amazing

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Pearl Malletstation EM1 USB Mallet Controller Demo at #PASIC17.

Not a bad half term of music making, highlights include a week of Gondoliers, playing at the Minack theatre, recording with James Fountain and playing with this lovely lot at the Royal Albert Hall.

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Gondoliers at the Lighthouse

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National Youth Brass Band auditions this month

To provide talented youngsters with opportunities to play brass music to the highest standard
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Amazing weekend recording with a true superstar, what a sound James Fountain!

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To learn an instrument takes grit, determination, perseverance. This is a great talk about those qualities.

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Angela Lee Duckworth, a teacher turned psychologist, reveals what factor determines whether a student will succeed or fail.

Read: http://www.illumeably.com/2017/07/27/success-vs-failure/

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A few selections of West Side Story from the percussionists perspective. Filmed with a GoPro 4. Prologue Part 2 Mambo America Cool Website: www.joemartone.co...
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Your 2017 Individual and Ensemble tenor solo champion, Miles Kenobbie!