collective nouns

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  1. uncle eric

    uncle eric Member

    hello friends,

    isn't the english langwije wundafull? i thought in a moment of excruciating bordom i thought what fun it would be to think up amusing collective nouns for the band world. you know what collective nouns are readers don't you
    things like....
    a herd of sheep
    a parliament of owls
    a rye of pheasants
    a figet of alterboys......

    anyway, shall i start the ball rolling?

    how about
    a dragging of BBb bass players

    or
    a gag of spennymoor visitors

    ho ho
    have fun tmp'ers!
    regards

    uncle eric
     
  2. Crazysop

    Crazysop Member

    a sprinkling of sops
     
  3. uncle eric

    uncle eric Member

    a rift of bass trombone players......
     
  4. rightnowmusic

    rightnowmusic Member

    A Plethera of Percussionists :D
     
  5. bassinthebathroom

    bassinthebathroom Active Member

    A self-obsession of Euphonium players?
     
  6. PeterBale

    PeterBale Moderator Staff Member

    A convent?

    (sorry, misread the question :oops: )
     
  7. uncle eric

    uncle eric Member

    really?

    i always thought it was an annoyance of percussionists
     
  8. bigmamabadger

    bigmamabadger Active Member

    A giggle of horns?
    BMB
    xx
     
  9. Jan H

    Jan H Moderator Staff Member

    not directly in a brass band, but anyway:

    a swarm of saxophones
     
  10. Laserbeam bass

    Laserbeam bass Active Member

    An AA meeting of Bass players
     
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  12. DublinBass

    DublinBass Supporting Member

    Hear is my collective band

    a shrewdness of conductors (a shrewdness is a group of apes)
    a murder of sop players (murder is a group of crows)
    a pandemonium of front row players (pandemonium is a group of parrots)
    a litter of back row players
    a fluther of flugels (fluther is a group of jellyfish)
    a sounder of horns (sounder is a group of wild swine)
    a covey of baritones (covey is a group of quail)
    a tower of trombones (tower is a group of giraffes)
    a bevy of Bass players (bevy is another term for a group of quails - but we no the basses are the best at consuming the most of it ;) SEE http://www.themouthpiece.com/vb/showthread.php?t=8996)
    a drumming of percussionists (a drumming is a group of grouse)
     
  13. Trom41821

    Trom41821 Member

    A euphemism of Euphs
     
  14. Will the Sec

    Will the Sec Active Member

    A flush of Wing Commanders.
     
  15. Will the Sec

    Will the Sec Active Member

    A combustion of chemists
    A wave of physicists
    A dissection of pathologists
    A core of geologists
    A loda of miners
    A storm of meteorologists
    A dig of anthropologists
    A fraction of mathematicians
    A specimen of urologists
    A cast of orthopoedic surgeons

    More where they came from
     
  16. Trom41821

    Trom41821 Member

    :confused: I thought these were meant to be band based
     
  17. impycornet

    impycornet Member

    a tonnage of tubas ?
     
  18. ronnie_the_lizard

    ronnie_the_lizard Active Member

    >> A wave of physicists

    Are you sure it's a wave of physicists? I thought it was a 'Particle'.......
    .....I suppose a good close look at a few of them should resolve the issue.
     
  19. Will the Sec

    Will the Sec Active Member

    Never let the relevance of a topic stand in the way of quality collective nouns from an award winning column writer...
     
  20. DublinBass

    DublinBass Supporting Member

    When he comes along, let me know ;)
     
  21. jhall

    jhall New Member

    A Hoot of Horns

    A Burst of Baris

    An Eruption of Euphs

    A Bombardment of Basses

    A Tribe of Troms

    A Clique of Cornets

    A Screech of Sops

    A Drib of Drummers

    A Bunch of Bandmasters

    A Cluster of Conductors

    A Trove of Treasurers

    A List of Librarians

    A Script of Secretaries

    A Party of Presidents............and there's more.........:cool: :p
     
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