Virtual Zoom Rehearsal Sunday 18 April 2pm

The next BVB rehearsal led by Laurel will be on Sunday 18 April.

Look out for an email with the zoom link nearer the time.

Look forward to seeing you all then.

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Virtual Zoom Rehearsal Sunday 28 March 2pm

The next BVB rehearsal led by Laurel will be on Sunday 28 March.

Laurel has posted a list of tunes to be played here.

It will be video filming day for Opera Hat. Please dress in best BVB style. Spring flowers in hats or on stands would be lovely. The recording will be for visuals only. The soundtrack will have been compiled by Laurel from our audio submissions. Be as showy as you like – we love a spinning chair! – and look like you’re enjoying yourself.

Look out for an email with the zoom link nearer the time.

Subs will be due at the beginning of April. Payment details can be found here.

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Opera Hat recordings – please email to Laurel by 22 March

Hope you’re all working on your recordings of Opera Hat.

The deadline for getting your recording to Laurel is 22 March.

Laurel has now put the arrangement sheet for Opera Hat on the website – can be found here.

Instructions for recording:

The guide audio for Opera Hat is up! Deadline for recordings is 22nd March. Email to swiftlj@gmail.com 

There are 2 identical versions – but one has a metronome. I’d recommend using that one.The intro is accordion only, but I would suggest all melody players play it too, to ‘hit the ground running’ for the first A part – unless it confuses you! I will cut this out later to leave accordion. 


 You can download this audio from soundcloud, the option is hidden in the ‘…more’ button. Have the guide track in headphones and record yourself playing along on phone, computer, or fancy kit! Good luck!

 With Metronomehttps://soundcloud.com/laurel-2/opera-hat-guide-w-metronome


Without Metronomehttps://soundcloud.com/laurel-2/opera-hat-guide-no-click


Thank youLaurel

PS. As requested easier to read parts for Enrico can be found here.

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Virtual Zoom Rehearsal Sunday 7 March 2pm

The next BVB rehearsal led by Laurel will be on Sunday 7 March.

Look out for an email with the link nearer the time.

Hope you’ve all been enjoying practicing Opera Hat ready for our next BVB compilation.

Don’t forget to send Laurel your recording – details below:

The guide audio for Opera Hat is up! Deadline for recordings is 22nd March. Email to swiftlj@gmail.com There are 2 identical versions – but one has a metronome. I’d recommend using that one.The intro is accordion only, but I would suggest all melody players play it too, to ‘hit the ground running’ for the first A part – unless it confuses you! I will cut this out later to leave accordion. Pretty sure everyone knows the arrangement! My notes say:1) box + chords
2) tutti3) tutti lines 1234 except brass and squeeze4) everyone  You can download this audio from soundcloud, the option is hidden in the ‘…more’ button. Have the guide track in headphones and record yourself playing along on phone, computer, or fancy kit! Good luck!

 With Metronomehttps://soundcloud.com/laurel-2/opera-hat-guide-w-metronome


Without Metronomehttps://soundcloud.com/laurel-2/opera-hat-guide-no-click


Thank youLaurel

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Message for BVB aspiring thespians and readers

Dear Brigstowe members


 Below I have listed the following ‘volunteers’ who are willing to take part in ‘readings’   (the evidence that I am drawing on is that they have done so in the past – or at rehearsal said they would like to be added to the list) 


 Harry ; Lyn; Pete; John M ; Mary ; Heather J ; Mike M ; Colin; Helen, Liz: Chris ( when  well again ) 


However, I don’t want to leave anyone out  If anyone else who would like to join us,  for a read through some of the ‘radio plays’ that we have performed in the past please mail me on elizabethnewman@live.com and I will add you to the doodle poll I intend to circulate – equally if you would like to be taken off this list !


We will meet every two weeks starting from a date to be decided-for an hour ‘ish’. I will  mail ‘ scripts’ out .

My aim is to use this ‘down’ time to rehearse which we don’t always have enough time to do near a gig – and it might be fun !

 best wishes

Liz

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Virtual Zoom Rehearsal Sunday 14 February 2pm

The next BVB rehearsal led by Laurel will be on Sunday 14 February.

Look out for an email with the link nearer the time.

Look forward to seeing you all there.

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Virtual Zoom BVB Rehearsal Sunday 17 January

The next BVB rehearsal led by Laurel on Sunday 17 January will be in zoom form.

Look out for an email nearer the time with a link.

Look forward to seeing you all on Sunday

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Get your BVB dates in your diary for 2021

Time to update your 2021 diary with BVB events. Lots to look forward to.

2021 Rehearsal dates can be found here. January, February and March rehearsals will be on Zoom. We hope to work on recording another tune – more details to follow.

Laurel will not be available to lead the April rehearsal so we will be welcoming back Matt Norman as our guest leader.

We hope to run a day long workshop in June.

And …… we have a 2021 gig in the diary – a return visit to West Kington for their Harvest Festival in October. Details can be found here.

Hopefully there will be lots more to come.

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Saturday 2 January 2021 – New Year Cabaret Party 6.30 – 8.00pm on Zoom. Please join us.

Remember the New Year Cabaret Party last January? How could we forget the poems, playing, conjuring tricks, collaborative sight reading and the outstanding TURNIP PRIZE competition of 2020.

Join us this year over Zoom to celebrate Christmas and New Year.

Family and friends welcome. Dust off your party piece – favourite song, tune, poem, dance, joke, juggling, magic act …….. individuals or groups – we know you’re a talented bunch.

There will be a quiz and prizes – plus anything else we can dream up!

Dressing ‘up’ welcome.

Please send details of your ‘party piece’ (6 mins max, pre recorded or ‘live’ to Liz by Tuesday 29th December (elizabethnewman@live.com)

Liz will make up the programme and send out details.

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Southmead Buskathon Fundraising video – now ready to be distributed far and wide to raise money for Southmead Hospital Charity

We are very proud to have produced a fantastic video to support fundraising for the Southmead Buskathon – raising money to support the Southmead Hospital Charity.

Many thanks to everyone involved – particularly John Mills and Laurel.

Now we need to distribute it far and wide in order to raise lots of money for the Southmead Buskathon.

Please can all band members send the link to the video and Just Giving page to everyone they know.

The direct link to our video and Just Giving page is https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/brigstowe-village-band-christmas-video

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