13 Jul 19, 03:27 PM
Peter from Wee Waa
Is this really D grade? The sounds are incredible!!! Well done NZ bands you are well ahead of our Aussie bands
13 Jul 19, 03:36 PM
Peter from Wee Waa
I know we all love A grade and the near musical perfection they bring but the D and C grade bands are the heart and soul of their communities. The standard of that last band was well above the Aussie standard D grade band. Great to see youngsters playing alongside grandparents. We fear losing our bush bands in NSW but they seem alive in NZ.
13 Jul 19, 03:39 PM
Peter from Wee Waa. I am inclined to agree. I really enjoyed the a and b test this years as to me that is music. Some of the own choices leave for dead, and I was once in A grade bands.
13 Jul 19, 03:40 PM
yay! go Rotovegas
morning all from not so sunny Hartlepool
13 Jul 19, 03:45 PM
what a lovely sacred item. chalkey is well missed
13 Jul 19, 03:54 PM
I wasn;t aware that David had written this. Interesting.
13 Jul 19, 03:55 PM
its a good piece. i like it very much
13 Jul 19, 03:56 PM
timothy. This is the first time I have had the chance to watch a contest, as I am susually taking part in a band, which you pronounce the name wrong. It had been interesting being able to switch and listen to the various qualities of banding in NZ. don't forget you bass next time mate. Blue.
13 Jul 19, 03:57 PM
hope you enjoyed it Bluey
13 Jul 19, 04:00 PM
I have Gayle. I had never heard that march before either. Only been around since around the 1930's. I wouldn't like to be the cornet player on the street march with this march. Bye all until ChCh contest.
13 Jul 19, 04:01 PM
see you later hope to chat next year. onto to the A grades for me now
13 Jul 19, 04:04 PM
13 Jul 19, 04:05 PM
how many more bands to go here
13 Jul 19, 04:25 PM
this the last
13 Jul 19, 04:36 PM
13 Jul 19, 04:44 PM
So sorry to see Mr Spurdle having to work so hard this late in the day. well done Dennis.
13 Jul 19, 04:45 PM
And Helen and El presidente were all working.
13 Jul 19, 04:48 PM
Helen is not as elderly as Mr Spurdle, whom I have known since 1963.(lol). We know Helen is a great organizrr and worker. she has proven that time and time again.
13 Jul 19, 04:49 PM
I might add that a previous El President was also a hard worker at these events. No names of course Dijiis.
13 Jul 19, 04:54 PM
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