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Post by Robbie.Crow on Tue 2 Sep - 17:56:44

Okay, so as many of you know this year has been my very first competition year with Denny & Dunipace. Back in May ( i think ) i started this thread and i thought it was time for an update.

Back then, i was coming from a non-competition street band into a g4b band. Although i had good teachers where i was, they had not prepared me for what we play in competition today, they still stuck to the "mummy daddies are all" and "single strokes fit into everything!" type of drumming which doesnt exist in pipebands today. So i admit, i found it hard. Also the band i am in went through some tough stages this year, we lost alot of good players to the G2 band, but this after all is what we are - a feeder band to the big boys!

After a really crap season start, things started to look up. We actualy won something, this actualy made me think "you know, maybe competiton bands aint bad after all" and i think that that was when i finally started to put my all into what i was doing in the g4 band at denny. Once i did that, i think so did the rest of the band so we started to have a good season in the minors - taking two firsts, one second and two thirds (i think). We also qualified for 2 majors and got a prize for one.

Also the social side became better - i actualy started to make friends in the band (i think that could have been part of the problem in the first place) and i actualy have something to do at competitions now! I also get to see some "questionable" people who come upto me just after i've played and say things like "am here to boot yer hoop" wonder who that is big grin

so i guess the point of this thread was to really update people from may. Do i still feel the same as i did back then? Hell no! Would i ever go back to what i did before? Hell no! Do i want to go to practices now? Yes!

Methinks competition bands are for me, and i think i'm here to stay.

K.. soppy story over.... peebles next... richard........ yer goin down Twisted Evil Twisted Evil laughing
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Post by KatieMc on Tue 2 Sep - 19:01:55

Thank you for the update, Robs!! I LOVE soppy stories and happy endings! With that said.... Richard, please boot Robbie's hoop for me when you see him again. I'm still a little hurt that he left without telling me bye.
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Post by stormy on Tue 2 Sep - 19:14:29

Not a soppy story at all Robbie. Honest, truthful and real.
I am really glad that you are making new friends and that your journey in the world of pipe bands will continue.

Well done so far and the best of luck for the future.


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Post by Piping Connections on Tue 2 Sep - 19:50:38

stormy wrote:Not a soppy story at all Robbie. Honest, truthful and real.
I am really glad that you are making new friends and that your journey in the world of pipe bands will continue.

Well done so far and the best of luck for the future.


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Go allong with that John !!
Well done Ruby i feel fortunate to have seen you on a few occasions enjoying yourself with your band this year, long may it continue!!
but ime still gonna Boot Yer Hoop lol
Yeah about Peebles yev nae chance !!! lol Good Luck m8 Pint Pint
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Post by Redneck on Tue 2 Sep - 20:15:11

Me too, proud a ya son. Thing is, it get harder......the bitter taste of defeat is hard to swallow once you've tasted the sweetness of prizes.

Just wanna wish ya all the best fer next year......plenty a table bashin' over the winter wi yer sticks.

Pint Richard's right----------BOOT ROBBIE IS AN ANNUAL EVENT AT DUMBARTON......... big grin
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Post by Redneck on Tue 2 Sep - 20:15:44

Redneck wrote:Me too, proud a ya son. Thing is, it gets harder......the bitter taste of defeat is hard to swallow once you've tasted the sweetness of prizes.

Just wanna wish ya all the best fer next year......plenty a table bashin' over the winter wi yer sticks.

Pint Richard's right----------BOOT ROBBIE IS AN ANNUAL EVENT AT DUMBARTON......... big grin
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Post by Gordy88 on Tue 2 Sep - 22:36:28

Have to agree with the other members,

Well done Robbie, glad you have enjoyed it, now, over the winter, you have to improve,

Hopefully more success will follow,

As will more bootins


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Post by Reid on Tue 2 Sep - 22:52:30

Great to hear Robbie!!! Keep it up and good luck next season.
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Post by janelle on Wed 3 Sep - 5:04:57

Well done Robs. It's good to hear you've gotten over the tough time and are enjoying what your doing.
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Post by True_Blue_Piper on Wed 3 Sep - 6:35:34

Robbie....

I get the distinct impression that you are one of those rare people who can excel at anything.....if you put your mind to it.

Well done.....enjoy.
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Post by Piping Connections on Wed 3 Sep - 11:46:15

AAAAAAAAAAAAAWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW

I feel all warm n fuzzy laughing laughing
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Post by KatieMc on Wed 3 Sep - 15:02:17

I KNOW!!! That was like the nicest thing Ron's ever said to anyone.... and he said it to ROBBIE!!!!!!

Makes me wanna hug somebody!
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Post by tankiedrummie on Wed 3 Sep - 15:17:12

True_Blue_Piper wrote:Robbie....

I get the distinct impression that you are one of those rare people who can excel at anything.....if you put your mind to it.

Well done.....enjoy.


WHO ARE YOU AND WHAT HAVE YOU DONE TO RON?? laughing

I feel quite sick with this level of niceness towards Ruby cut it out......

Only joking Rubes enjoy the competitions you win and forget the ones you should have won..
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Post by Dai Robb on Wed 3 Sep - 15:32:04

Ahm Filling up???

Can only agree with what the others have said Robbie, I had the distinct pleasure of meeting you at Birmingham, and it was indeed a pleasure.
Always great to hear of someone who at last has seen the "LIGHT"
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Post by Heilan Mary on Wed 3 Sep - 16:07:22

Well done Rubes. Glad you are enjoying it so much. Has Ron been abducted and a nice talking ailien is in his place??? laughing
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Post by True_Blue_Piper on Wed 3 Sep - 17:49:52

leave him alone......I still have jitters as to whether he might bump into my daughter....

Robbie, don't listen to them mate.....you're a star as far as I'm concerned. Just a pity you're not from Auld Reekie.

p.s. that Canadian lass........the Finlay sisters beat her any day.... laughing
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Post by Robbie.Crow on Wed 3 Sep - 23:13:38

Redneck wrote:BOOT ROBBIE IS AN ANNUAL EVENT AT DUMBARTON......... big grin
hmm........ wonder who the judges are.. coz they'll depend on who wins laughing laughing laughing
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