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    I thought this might have had some interest from...

    I thought this might have had some interest from the forum.

    Last Sunday was Leyland Band. With a brilliant Euphonium solo of Allegro from Mozart’s Basson Concerto.

    You can still view it if you...
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    British Brass Bands Live Steam

    For anyone who likes to listen to British Brass Bands, have a look at Boarshurst Silver Band on Facebook. If you like and follow their page you will see their weekly concerts from guest bands.

    The...
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    All new valves instruments need time for the...

    All new valves instruments need time for the valves to bed in. In the first few weeks you need to regular clean and oil the valves and they should then settle down. I’ve not heard of many problems...
  4. I don’t know much about the XO Euphonium but...

    I don’t know much about the XO Euphonium but Algirdas Matonis plays one at the moment and there’s several videos of him playing it with the River City brass band.

    Enjoy your new toy and I’m sure...
  5. Sorry, didn’t see that Vito. Like I said before...

    Sorry, didn’t see that Vito. Like I said before though, beautiful looking and I bet it sounds lovely.
  6. Beautiful looking and typical of McQueens...

    Beautiful looking and typical of McQueens standard of work. The only thing that surprises me is that you didn’t get them to sort the trigger and mountings for a guard whilst it was in.
    Enjoy and I’m...
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    I prefer to use a 3AL. I’ve tried a 4AL but...

    I prefer to use a 3AL. I’ve tried a 4AL but prefer the fuller sound i can get on the 3AL. I did try a SM4 and although good in the upper register I found it difficult to play in the lower register...
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    Thank you Euph Loosh. I was lucky in a way...

    Thank you Euph Loosh.

    I was lucky in a way because when I joined the band the solo Euphonium player had come from championship section bands and was very good. I suppose that this pushed me more...
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    Thank you for your comments John. It sounds a...

    Thank you for your comments John.

    It sounds a very good program that you are involved with. One of my main concerns when returning to playing was the fact that I might not be able to play any...
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    Hi Dave, Wingates band were championship...

    Hi Dave,

    Wingates band were championship section in 1983 and actually came 3rd in the British Open.

    I believe there are a lot of good players within brass bands but most are amateurs except for...
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    Thank you Snorlax, The band are 4th section...

    Thank you Snorlax,

    The band are 4th section after poor results saw them dropped from 3rd last year. The band have had a few changes in players and a new MD a couple of months ago. My first contest...
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    Thanks highpitch.

    Thanks highpitch.
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    Thanks Rick, Good to hear that others have...

    Thanks Rick,

    Good to hear that others have been in similar situations.
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    Thank you Christiane.

    Thank you Christiane.
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    Dave, thank you for your reply. I hope it does...

    Dave, thank you for your reply.

    I hope it does encourage others to keep going when it gets tough. The first few weeks were difficult when I started playing again and it would have been easy to...
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    To Those Returning to Playing

    I thought I would post this to give encouragement to those of you who are thinking of returning to playing.

    My background: played Euphonium when younger with a British Brass Band until I was 16yrs...
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    If you like this then have a listen to this also:...

    If you like this then have a listen to this also:

    https://youtu.be/InN8MTV2t1Y
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    Brilliant playing and a superb piece. I played...

    Brilliant playing and a superb piece.

    I played this when I auditioned for William Davies Construction brass band in 1982 when I was only 15. It was an eye opener!
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    I can't help with mouthpiece choice but I'm...

    I can't help with mouthpiece choice but I'm thinking of getting a Neo, any feedback you can provide on how you are finding it will be appreciated.
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    Going off the old boosey euphs I would say that...

    Going off the old boosey euphs I would say that there is no lacquer. Usually easy to keep clean just using a damp cloth and then drying with a dry cloth.
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    Dave, post 12 above says it's a Courtois 167R....

    Dave, post 12 above says it's a Courtois 167R. The same as Lario who also has the same problem with his 167R.
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    Yes, it is for sale.

    Yes, it is for sale.
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    I'm glad you've said this Lario. It would be...

    I'm glad you've said this Lario. It would be great if anyone knew a fix.
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    Just updated mine.

    Just updated mine.
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    The serial number is 20511.

    The serial number is 20511.
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