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Post any pictures of your time at CH, or pictures of people/places at CH now - what's changed over the past years? What's good/what's bad?

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Post by blondie95 » Thu Jan 11, 2007 7:42 pm

sejintenej wrote:NBoticed that at least one RMS boy had his breeches down to about one hands width from his shoes instead of just below the knee. A button grecian with his bands askew ..... There also seem to be both black and brown girdles - any significance?

Fings ain't wot they used to be!
Some of the boys did start wearing the breeches like they do their jeans(i.e so low the crotch is at the knees) Not sure why
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Post by Mrs C. » Thu Jan 11, 2007 7:51 pm

blondie95 wrote:
sejintenej wrote:NBoticed that at least one RMS boy had his breeches down to about one hands width from his shoes instead of just below the knee. A button grecian with his bands askew ..... There also seem to be both black and brown girdles - any significance?

Fings ain't wot they used to be!
Some of the boys did start wearing the breeches like they do their jeans(i.e so low the crotch is at the knees) Not sure why
I always wonder how they can walk like that! And how they keep the breeches up is beyond me as belts are more or less round their knees too!!!
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Post by cj » Thu Jan 11, 2007 10:46 pm

J.R. wrote:
Great Plum wrote:I tired to play the piccolo once with gloves - it can't be done!
You TIRED ?

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Post by J.R. » Fri Jan 12, 2007 6:08 pm

cj wrote:
J.R. wrote:
Great Plum wrote:I tired to play the piccolo once with gloves - it can't be done!
You TIRED ?

Object Lesson: 'Playing your Piccolo with gloves on can lead to tiredness !'
And blindness.
Hmmmm !!!!
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Post by npdurk » Sun Jun 03, 2007 7:22 pm

Well as a Ma A boy for many years i soon became a tenor drummer as is the tradition. We have to wear white gloves for parades and if it was really cold in winter we had to wear black ones as otherwise we couldnt hold the sticks.

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Post by jhopgood » Sun Jun 03, 2007 11:08 pm

npdurk wrote:Well as a Ma A boy for many years i soon became a tenor drummer as is the tradition. We have to wear white gloves for parades and if it was really cold in winter we had to wear black ones as otherwise we couldnt hold the sticks.
I am intrigued that the "Tradition" is for tenor drummers to be from Ma A, when it used to be Lamb B.
Maybe that is no longer possible, as I am sure that Bass Drummers from Barnes B is now out. (It was bass drummers and cymbals).
When I bought my cheap trombone (made in China), it came complete with white gloves, which I used to clean the slide as they were made for small hands.
Never played the trombone in gloves, although it must be easier to play with gloves than other instruments.
During the great freeze of 63?, when we played with snow still on the grass in the quad, one of my fingers would go numb and I would warm it up in my glass of cold water at lunch. I never thought of the hygiene aspect of drinking "dirty" water, but still survived.
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Post by cj » Sun Jun 03, 2007 11:28 pm

Yes, I remember having hands so cold during winter lunch parades that all my lunch time would be spent warming them up as they were too cold to hold a knife and fork with. I did resort to using black fingerless mittens which helped considerably. Can't do trilly bits and runs with frozen fingers.
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Post by J.R. » Mon Jun 04, 2007 12:27 am

jhopgood wrote:
npdurk wrote:Well as a Ma A boy for many years i soon became a tenor drummer as is the tradition. We have to wear white gloves for parades and if it was really cold in winter we had to wear black ones as otherwise we couldnt hold the sticks.
I am intrigued that the "Tradition" is for tenor drummers to be from Ma A, when it used to be Lamb B.
Maybe that is no longer possible, as I am sure that Bass Drummers from Barnes B is now out. (It was bass drummers and cymbals).
When I bought my cheap trombone (made in China), it came complete with white gloves, which I used to clean the slide as they were made for small hands.
Never played the trombone in gloves, although it must be easier to play with gloves than other instruments.
During the great freeze of 63?, when we played with snow still on the grass in the quad, one of my fingers would go numb and I would warm it up in my glass of cold water at lunch. I never thought of the hygiene aspect of drinking "dirty" water, but still survived.
I remember that 63 freeze well, John.

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Post by Euterpe13 » Tue Jun 05, 2007 9:27 pm

Funny about the house/drum thing - my bro' was in Thorn B, but I'm sure that he played the tenor drum ... I do remember him moaning about his hands, and I can still play the learner drum-roll he taught me with pencils!
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Post by Great Plum » Wed Jun 13, 2007 2:52 pm

When I was at CH, thetraditions seemed to be as follows:

Bass drummers: Thorn A
Tenor drummers: the mighty Maine A
Cymbals: Barnes A (although I think any girl could be a cymbalist)
Drum Majors: Mid A
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Post by J.R. » Wed Jun 13, 2007 4:41 pm

Great Plum wrote:When I was at CH, thetraditions seemed to be as follows:

Bass drummers: Thorn A
Tenor drummers: the mighty Maine A
Cymbals: Barnes A (although I think any girl could be a cymbalist)
Drum Majors: Mid A
Is it legal now, or compulsary ? :oops:
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Post by Great Plum » Wed Jun 13, 2007 6:30 pm

Ha,

well I don't think there have been any male cymbalists for a while!
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