Sea City Band School

Discussion in 'Films, Music, TV & All Things Artsy' started by Nadinebbb, Jan 28, 2016.

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  1. I suppose technically it's more Royal Marines, but just watching it on catchup. Did anyone else watch it??? Thoughts???
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  2. Ninja_Stoker

    Ninja_Stoker War Hero Moderator

    Yep, watched it, thought it was a decent watch.

    Interesting to note the band are now recruiting singers & guitarists. Was surprised to see one of the guys going for drummer bugler could hardly squeeze a note out of it (he failed) and the singer who wouldn't step off a 5 metre diving board, pass - although she sounded a pretty decent singist. At the end, she jibbed training, which did not come as a surprise - those first 15 weeks military training at the Commando Training Centre are gruelling & I'd guess that's where she bailed-out, although I could be wrong.

    Downside? It didn't accurately portray the high standard these young musicians arrive at RNSM but on a positive side, it did show the holistic angle of selection - it ain't just about being musically proficient.

    I couldn't decide whether the female RN PTI had better tatts than the RM PTI - too close to call ;)
  3. I did wonder why she left after being so happy about getting through....if that's the case at least they aren't slipping standards just because she was a good singer!!! I used to play clarinet but quit when it wasn't cool, I regret that now, only made grade 6 but would have been really into joining from school!!! The one who failed the bugle might have just been nervous but didn't really seem bothered about any of it.....
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  4. Ninja_Stoker

    Ninja_Stoker War Hero Moderator

    I took the slow train to RM Deal for my audition many moons ago, whilst still in secondary school. To my lasting regret, although I got offered a place, I got a job nearer to home instead, hated it, left, joined as a Stoker instead. Same difference.
  5. Not a player of the pink oboe by any chance?
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  6. Ninja_Stoker

    Ninja_Stoker War Hero Moderator

    Euphonium. Happy to harmonise if you wish to duet whilst you play your pink oboe, though. ;)
  7. If I could play my pink oboe I'd be in a circus ;)
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