5 thoughts on “Tiverton Town Band in West Exe Park

  1. Hi Sam and Michael

    Thank you for coming to the gig on Sunday – hope you enjoyed your traditional English sunday afternoon treat – minus the cream tea!

    Michael – I will have to give you a little lesson on the instruments of a brass band…. the trumpets are “cornets”. However, may I just say – those photos are just lovely – thank you x x

    See you both on Thursday.

    Love Katrina x

  2. Thanks, Katrina. I knew I’d get something wrong, but I hoped you’d correct me 😉 It’s only with Wikipedia’s help that I got ‘Flugelhorn’ as one word…

  3. Wow, I had to leave a comment – those photos of the brass instruments, focused on the valves, are just amazing. They brought back many memories from years back (innumerable hours trying to learn to play the French Horn and Tuba).

    Thank you!

  4. Thanks, stephen. The curly shapes just amaze me, considering they have to add up to just the right lengths, including each of the extra bits the valves add to the tubing, to resonate at the right notes. Incredible design, even if they were done now using computer simulations, but these designs must have been worked out over years of trial and error by some very dedicated people.

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