Heard in the rehearsal room - you couldn't make it up!

Discussion in 'The Rehearsal Room' started by Red Baritone, Feb 22, 2005.

  1. Red Baritone

    Red Baritone New Member

    What's the correct term for a group of Basses?
    Our MD has inadvertently invented one, as he exasparated: "what a Waste of Basses!"
    How appropriate!
  2. PeterBale

    PeterBale Moderator Staff Member

    Jusr like the lions - a PRIDE ;)
  3. satchmo shaz

    satchmo shaz Active Member

    I call my percussion section the persecution section, all the kids think its funny!
  4. Tuba Miriam

    Tuba Miriam Member

    I'm sure there's loads of fun to be had with inventing brass band collective nouns, such as:

    A shrill of cornets
    A gigless of trombones
    A dog of horns
    A pitchless of basses (that's more self referential, to be fair)
    A pretence of tubas
    A pointless of baritones
    A rubato of Euphoniums
    A psychosis of percussionists
    A half-breed of flugels
    A lonely of sopranos
    A deity of conductors
    A deafness of adjudicators
    A programme of composers
    An absence of audience

    Apologies, these are intended to offend equally and without prejudice ... :D
  5. DannyCollin

    DannyCollin Member

    how about 'a dustbin full of trombones'

    and I call my percussion section the 'concussion section'

    :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes:
    :wink: :wink: :wink: :wink: :wink: :wink:
  6. Mrs Fruity

    Mrs Fruity Member

    :) :) :) :) :) :)
  7. Johnhamilton81

    Johnhamilton81 New Member

    How about a Murder of Basses????
  8. HBB

    HBB Active Member

    A barrage of basses sounds better!

    A heavenly horn section ;)
  9. WoodenFlugel

    WoodenFlugel Moderator Staff Member

    So what does one of those sound like, Ben? :p ;)
  10. HBB

    HBB Active Member

    The chord in Variation IX ;)
  11. HorniKaz

    HorniKaz Supporting Member

    Oooooo.... yes!!!!

    A group of basses - a squadron of Lancashire Bombers!!!!
  12. tubafran

    tubafran Active Member

    I think it's a Chunter of Basses (harumph, harumph)
  13. Brassb3ll3nd

    Brassb3ll3nd Member

    Oi that's a bit cheeky !! [​IMG]

    What about a 'Rumble of basses '
  14. sterlingsop

    sterlingsop Member

    Or how about these?

    A host of cornets
    A parp of trombones
    A chatter of backrow cornets
    A herd of basses
  15. andyp

    andyp Active Member

    Or should that be a "Grumble" of basses?

    thinking about the pedalling nature, that is!

    I have heard a collection of percussionists described as "the shedbuilders", by a non-percussionist, obviously!
  16. PeterBale

    PeterBale Moderator Staff Member

    Maybe it should be a cycle of basses then ;)
  17. groovy

    groovy Active Member

    An offbeat of horns!
    A rasp of bass trombonists
    A squeal of sops