Glad I don't play trombone!

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Chat' started by Andy_Euph, May 22, 2010.

  1. Andy_Euph

    Andy_Euph Active Member

  2. MoominDave

    MoominDave Well-Known Member

    You wouldn't want an early pension? :confused:
  3. wagger-g

    wagger-g Member

    That could explain a lot!

    I think early retirement of trombonists must also apply in the north west judging by the current number of vacancies!
  4. nethers

    nethers Active Member

    "Trombonists are among a select group of professionals that includes bakers, hairdressers and masseurs, who are allowed to retire early because of the nature of their work. And some of the striking civil servants yesterday leapt to defend the system. "What if these people have been working from their teenage years?" said Yanna Venieri."

    Select group? Damn right.
    Working? Hell no!
  5. Bass Trumpet

    Bass Trumpet Active Member

    I'm glad I don't play the trombone!

    Oh, damn.....:oops:
  6. Andrew Norman

    Andrew Norman Active Member

    Actually the same rules apply to Private Pensions for Brass Players in the UK and have done for some time...
    Profession or Occupation Retirement Age Profession or Occupation Retirement Age
    Air Pilots 55
    Motor Cycle Rider (Motorcross or Road Racing) 40
    Athletes 35
    Members of Reserve Forces 45
    Badminton Players 35
    Motor Racing Drivers 40
    Boxers 35
    Newscasters 50
    Brass Instrumentalist 55
    Nurses, Physiotherapists, Mid-Wives or Health Visitors 55
  7. Andy_Euph

    Andy_Euph Active Member

    I see your be fair euph players should get even earlier retirement, after years of having to put up with out of tune, raucous blarting in BOTH ears ;)
  8. MoominDave

    MoominDave Well-Known Member

    Free hard drugs for euph players should sort that one out
  9. mikelyons

    mikelyons Supporting Member

    What about the poor bass player? Bad back, bad neck, deaf from the ****** drummer building sheds behind, driven mad by the moving horns with big heads/big hair in front, singled out for criticism by the MD... unhealthy? AAAAAAAAAAAAAArghhhhhhhhhhhhhh! Nurse! Nurse! My pills....It's the voices again...
  10. Bryan_sop

    Bryan_sop Active Member

    Haha No. 5......American and British sign language is different. Just like speaking then?
  11. Bryan_sop

    Bryan_sop Active Member

    Brass Instrumentalist 55????

    I know professional players still going in their 80s?! Maurice murphy retired from the LSO (again) in 2007 aged 72 for goodness sake! Brass players don't retire, they play until they can't any more or until they die!
  12. Independent Silver Band

    Independent Silver Band Active Member

    Old trombone players never die, they just blow away.
  13. Bass Trumpet

    Bass Trumpet Active Member

    I thought they slid away?
  14. MoominDave

    MoominDave Well-Known Member

    Only when greased. Otherwise our preferred method of perambulation is to drag ourselves along by our knouckles.
  15. Thirteen Ball

    Thirteen Ball Active Member

    Bass players never die. We just sound like that anyway.....