Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Sally Army Post

At the end of last year I "stepped down" (???) as bandmaster after ten years (I think). So I have got my old cornet out and started to practice a bit (So I don't embarrass myself too much). As soon as I have started playing it has started to fall apart and so has gone for repair.

Hope it comes back OK. And less bent

5 comments:

Johnny said...

When you became the BM, did you "step up"? ;-)

Lewis Catto said...

Unless i'm mistaken - that is a Boosey and Hawkes 1960's ish, Sovereign Cornet. Or am i way off? lol.

I know...i'm sad for knowing this...

Kevin said...

Hmm not sure about stepping up, your where definitely up there to be knocked down.:)

Sorry Lewis, the cornet is a late 1980s Besson soveriegn 928. Sadly very sick and in bits at the repairers still. It looks like the older model because its a bit beaten up.
Heather and I where completely penniless for a couple of months after we bought it.

Heather's place said...

Couple of months!

Overdrawn for six months after YOU bought it - is how I remember it.

But as it's given you so much pleasure I guess it was worth it...

Lewis Catto said...

Ah - needs a clean then :P. I was close enough though. Around the time of the Change-over of names. Very good instrument though.