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Gregory Gilmore
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 09, 2021 9:43 pm    Post subject: What should I take...what should I expect...? Reply with quote

I would appreciate comments from everyone but I am particularly interested in what our friends from The United Kingdom and Europe have to say...

If my family and I were to, hypothetically, relocate to England, what instruments should I bring? I am thinking Bb, C, pic and possibly flügelhorn. I would just be looking for playing in a brass quintet, brass band or big band. I played professionally for many years but I'm not looking to gig any more...I just want to find some casual playing situations.

My daily player is a Mt. Vernon 72*...would I also need a 37 to blend in with English players? Thank you for your opinions and consideration...
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 09, 2021 11:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Those would be fine, although for Brass Band you’d need a cornet. You would probably be ok without the C trumpet, unless you were doing a lot of orchestral stuff.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 10, 2021 1:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd always have an Eb in my bag if I wanted to do small ensemble stuff too. I've found that much more useful than a C here in blighty.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 10, 2021 5:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have not experienced a situation in the UK where there has been an expectation for a particular brand or model of trumpet.

Bring whatever you prefer playing and enjoy!
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 10, 2021 6:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wouldn't you need a Herald Trumpet for all those ceremonial gigs?
You know what they say:
"England; 1,000 years of history unimpeded by progress".
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 10, 2021 10:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Why can’t you bring everything and sort out things once your settled?
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 15, 2021 12:33 pm    Post subject: What should I take... Reply with quote

Thank you, everyone for your responses. I know that I will eventually need a cornet but I will find one over there. Brassnose, I like how you think! My wife would snap her cap if I brought everything with me...too many horns, mouthpieces, etc.
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