Brass band romances

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Chat' started by Mesmerist, Dec 27, 2007.

  1. Mesmerist

    Mesmerist Well-Known Member

    So in view of a certain budding romance happening right here on tmp (I`ll spare his blushes) may I ask how many of you met your significant other half through a brass band?
  2. Cornet Nev.

    Cornet Nev. Member

    Not yet, but I am still looking!! :p:p:oops:
  3. KMJ Recordings

    KMJ Recordings Supporting Member

  4. sunshine

    sunshine Member

    Yep. I did and so did others at Corby Silver Band

    1) I play 1st Bari and married the Solo euph in 2004.

    2) Our solo horn married the 1st horn in 2005.

    3) Not yet married but one of our solo cornets is dating the 2nd euph.

    We are all one big happy family. :p
  5. AndyCat

    AndyCat Active Member

    Yes, I did.
  6. DublinBass

    DublinBass Supporting Member

    As did I
  7. Masterblaster jnr

    Masterblaster jnr Active Member

    blasterbates did, tha' knows.
  8. Shaggy

    Shaggy New Member

    I met mine through an add she placed in exchange and mart as follows......Woman available, low mileage, FSH,"tennis fan" tendancies, BOBFOC, time wasters.
  9. TheMusicMan

    TheMusicMan tMP Founder Staff Member

    Me too! 20 years ago now... :)
  10. cbridge

    cbridge Member

    I did, we had mutual friends through bands and they set us up :-D
  11. leisa

    leisa Active Member

    /\ I wrote that by the way :-S i seemed to be logged in as my boyfriend
  12. Red Elvis

    Red Elvis Active Member

    Me too ! I was 2nd Euph , leyfy was rep in our previous band . Ah....Butlins !!!
  13. What goes around - comes around!

    Natural Justice? Karma? Who knows!

    1. One of my pals introduces me to banding :cool:
    2. I drag one of my other new pals to a rehearsal to play cornet for us ;)
    3. They end up getting married - Result! :tup
    4. After 17 years, a bandroom, 8 houses, 7 jobs, inbetween - I meet the woman I'm to marry in 2008, in a bandroom! So he introduced us too! :rolleyes:
  14. MoominDave

    MoominDave Well-Known Member

    Well, not exactly in a band - actually playing Wagner operas in a barn in the middle of nowhere (*). But definitely within a brassy context.

    (*) The contrabass trombone - patented sex magnet...

    An intriguing observation related to the high level of inter-brass breeding that goes on is the number of players, mostly female in my experience, who grow up playing in bands, enjoying the scene, who find themselves a banding partner when they grow up - and then proceed to drop the playing side of it fairly swiftly. Sometimes it comes with needing to look after a new family, but quite often it seems to me that these people keep banding until it's given them a partner, and then feel that their playing in the band has served its purpose. We all have different priorities, I suppose, but that generally looks a bit surprising to me.
  15. The Eggman

    The Eggman Member

    I'm going to a wedding today, flugal player and conductor of Crewe co-op.
    Best wishes to both.
    Must dash
  16. Mesmerist

    Mesmerist Well-Known Member

    moominDave that is a touch cynical about the female bandies. Sometimes it is hard with young children to find regular babysitters/ and to afford them so it tends to be the hubby who continues. I think if I was searching for a hobby that brought me into contact with potential mates I would now be more sensible and discover where the merchant bankers go! X
  17. MoominDave

    MoominDave Well-Known Member

    Well, at first I thought that was the explanation too - but I can think of several instances (at least 5 off the top of my head, and there are plenty more, I am sure) where no babies were yet on the scene.
  18. Hells Bones

    Hells Bones Active Member

    My current girlfriend is a bander, though not in the same section, area or even country :( the joys of university eh?
  19. flugel_fancy

    flugel_fancy Member

    Well I couldn't possibly give anything away just yet but what I can say is ... Watch this space :wink: :biggrin:
  20. Leyfy

    Leyfy Active Member

    Yup - its nearly a year now. Are ya scared, are ya! LOL