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Paul Brown
Paul Brown
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Chris Eyre
Chris Eyre
Tel: 0151 608 4398
Mob: 07547 362985
President, Treasurer
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Theresa Brown
Theresa Brown
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Music Board

Ken Thacker
Ken Thacker
Tel: 01925 813679
Mob: 07791 169924



This coming Sunday, July 5th, we will be running our first ever full North of England Branch meeting, at the usual time of 1pm. Kevin Reilly will be there representing the North East section.

It will be a Zoom meeting to which anyone registered with a band in either section of the branch is welcome.

We are allowed up to 100 at this meeting so there is plenty of room for you all. You are very welcome to log in even if you just want to listen to what is going on.

We are limited to 40 minutes per meeting but that will not be a problem. If we need more time, as soon as the first session expires, I will immediately start another one and you can all log back in using the same ID and password. Hope to see as many of you there as can make it.

Topic: RSPBA North of England Branch Meeting
Time: Sunday, July 5th, 2020 at 01:00 PM

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Meeting ID: 634 600 3401
Password: 319409

Chatsworth Country Fair (4-6 September 2020) has been cancelled due to coronavirus. This decision has been taken to protect the health and well being of visitors, staff, performers and exhibitors. We very much look forward to welcoming everyone back in 2021. Details of next year's event will be published soon.

For all drummers out there with time on their hands for practice just now, you might like to know about what is rapidly becoming a valuable resource.

During this period of lockdown Ian Kirkland has been building up a set of video snare drum tutorials
taking you through all the rudiments in Book 1 of Alex Duthart's drumming tutors, and most of the scores in Books 1 and 2.

Ian has made all this freely available here on his YouTube channel.

The Junior Super XTS pipe band snare drum

Having developed the Super XTS pipe band snare drum,
our designers at Flint Percussion decided to produce a 7" deep version.
We were a little surprised at just how bright this drum was and decided to give it a road test.
In this short video, John Beverland of Lomond and Clyde Grade 1 Pipe Band demonstrates how this drum can sound.
Even though this is the shorter version, John has expressed his wish to play this drum in solo competition.
This drum is also incredibly lightweight at just 3.5kg.

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