Off to the UK

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by Alex Yates, Aug 25, 2006.

  1. Eclipsehornplayer

    Eclipsehornplayer Forte User

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    Thanks Mike I'm grateful for your post!

    As you may know Alex is my teacher so I am anxious to receive news on how her trip is coming along.

    I can't wait until she returns! I have a lesson scheduled with her next week and am anxious to get the chance to fire up an Eclipse Bb!

    All the best,
    John
     
  2. TrentAustin

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    pics pics pics ;)

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  3. trumpetmike

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    Trent - I have some pics, but I am going to wait until Alex gets back tomorrow - hers are much better.

    Last night saw us both head out to see Noel in The Producers - an excellent evening out and Mr Langley was on top form (and held over each last note quite superbly;-) ).

    Alex knows we have been talking about her, but I haven't told her what we have been saying - so there is still a chance for you all to delete the nasty stuff:lol:
     
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  5. 6pk

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    Hey Alex

    Whilst you're at Eclipse could you do me a huge favour and ask if Leigh has sent the instruments to HK yet? HKPO is really looking forward to trying those horns!
    Thanks in advance, I owe you!

    Jon
     
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  6. Alex Yates

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    Yes Jon, they are definitely on the way. I saw those beauties when I walked into the factory. They were tenderly wrapped up and sent off to HKPO. I don't know how long it takes from the UK to HK, but surely they will be showing up in due time. The players are going to have a field day with them.

    Cheers! (new habit....hmmmmm......wonder why?)
     
  7. Alex Yates

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    Sure did! I had Curry 5 out of 7 days. It was deeeeeeeelicious!

    I can't wait to tell you guys all about the trip, but I need one more day of sleep. I am completely useless in the writing department today. LOL. (but I did play all of my horns.....hee, hee) I will say that it was an incredible journey spent with wonderful people and musicians. Finally meeting Noel was a highlight for me. (Keep it "G"!) :-) Everyone was wonderfully warm and friendly. Mike, you were sweet to wait for my return before the story-telling begins. It was great to see you again and your students were a joy. I enjoyed playing quintets with all of you. Such fun! BTW, I already have two "pink" pics for you and will be posting them soon. I won't say who they are yet. ;-)

    Gary - I will be getting everything to you first thing. Thanks!

    Pictures and stories coming soon!

    I am off to bed. Jetlag is winning today.
     
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  8. TrentAustin

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    Great to see that you're home safe and sound Alex. I'll look forward to reading all about your trip (in between the dramatically increased load of students here.. . I guess no one else was available! ;))

    I can't wait for my next trip out to the UK. I must plan that and save my pounds for the jet fare.

    cheers!
    -t
     
  9. Alex Yates

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    Pictures part 1

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    Trio - (L to R) Leigh, myself and John
    What can I say? These guys make incredible instruments. Aside
    from that, they keep me in stitches and treated me like a queen.
    I cannot express my gratitude enough to Leigh and John for believing in
    me. They are the nucleus of this wonderful Eclipse family and I am delighted to be a part of it all.

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    The Crew of First Class Brass
    Carl and Peter complete the craftsman of the Eclipse team. Again, I cannot express my gratitude enough. They were an absolute pleasure to be with and they created three incredible instruments for me. Infinite thanks to all of you. I look forward to seeing you again. Cheers mates!

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    Henry Lowther - Eclipse endorsee
    I cannot say enough good about his man. I have made a wonderful friend
    and colleague. He plays flugel beautifully and has done it all. He is a living legend. He escorted me to the show Mr. Langley was performing in and was kind of enough to show me the sites. Aside from being a beautiful trumpeter, he has the mind of an encyclopedia. It is an absolute pleasure sharing conversation with him as well as throwing back a pint and talking trumpet. I feel so grateful having this new friend in my life.

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    Noel Langley - Eclipse endorsee.
    Meeting Noel was truly a highlight of my visit. His help in chosing my instruments was invaluable. (Thank you for taking the time Noel.) I enjoyed hearing him play in the testing room as well as "The Producers". He was extremely kind to arrange box seat where I had a great view of the pit. I enjoyed looking at the orchestra as much as the show....which was hilarious BTW. His playing was top-shelf and I enjoyed every note. Oh yeah, he's a really wonderful man and a nice guy. I feel honored to be on board with him as an Eclipse endorsee. Thank you for everything Noel.
     
  10. Solar Bell

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    Great pictures Lexie!

    Sounds like a great time!

    -cw-
     

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