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Hello from Australia,

Our Band is looking at the possibility of using the "Flip Folders" for parades/pageants.

I tried pasting a photo of the flip folder to this forum but unsuccessful but is the type from Musiciansfriends .Grover-Trophy 10 Window Flip Folio Folder.

My issue is that they appear to be unsteady on our lyres ( we tend to have smaller lyres than in the U.S.) and also after flipping 2 or 3 pages loaded with music, they flap around

on the back.

I would love to have any feedback from Bands that have tried Flip folders or are indeed currently using them for pageants etc.

We are very much undecided on these.

 

Jeff

Unley Concert Band

Adelaide

Australia

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Well Jeff...

In the US corps activity, because of all of the reasons you've mentioned, we tend to memorize the charts for parade work. There tends to be a rather well, ghastly tendency for people with lyres to have bad posture and marching technique (they tend to march like Quasimodo from a lot of observations over the decades...)...... and have their heads in the music and not paying attention to good dress and cover in formations.

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8 hours ago, Jeffo said:

Hello from Australia,

Our Band is looking at the possibility of using the "Flip Folders" for parades/pageants.

I tried pasting a photo of the flip folder to this forum but unsuccessful but is the type from Musiciansfriends .Grover-Trophy 10 Window Flip Folio Folder.

My issue is that they appear to be unsteady on our lyres ( we tend to have smaller lyres than in the U.S.) and also after flipping 2 or 3 pages loaded with music, they flap around

on the back.

I would love to have any feedback from Bands that have tried Flip folders or are indeed currently using them for pageants etc.

We are very much undecided on these.

 

Jeff

Unley Concert Band

Adelaide

Australia

You can purchase flip folders with a "clip" that helps hold the music in place. wwbw.com has them for many instruments.  Below are the links.

https://www.wwbw.com/DEG-HC250-Trombone-Bell-Lyre-450277.wwbw

https://www.wwbw.com/DEG-A16-HC260-Trumpet-Lyre-450278.wwbw

https://www.wwbw.com/DEG-A16-HC225-Flutists-Friend-Flute-Piccolo-Lyre-450275.wwbw

https://www.wwbw.com/DEG-Marching-Bass-Drum-Lyre-472762.wwbw

https://www.wwbw.com/DEG-Marching-Bass-Drum-Lyre-472762.wwbw

 

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What, no jokes about "Bring me a small lyre" from History of the World Part 1? 

I didn't do it. The check's in the mail. 

Classic Brooks. 

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When I was in the Army Bands a few years back, we would use rubber bands to stabilize the flip folder on the lyre. One to hold the folder on to the lyre and one to keep the pages from flipping in the wind.

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