How many usefull players are there in your band?

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Chat' started by stevetrom, Jan 16, 2008.

  1. stevetrom

    stevetrom Well-Known Member

    What I mean is how many players with skills/contacts/etc that you could need to call on.

    In my band we have:

    A plumber

    A policeman (Senior Rank)

    A rep for a musical instrument supplier

    A plasterer (have you ever tried to plaster a cieling?)

    the rest of us are pretty useless !
  2. Mesmerist

    Mesmerist Well-Known Member

    we have a tax inspector

    an accountant


    st john ambulance

    Royal Marines

    A forest Ranger

    A vet

    a Dentist

    a piano tuner

    a banker

    a computer wizard


    army musician
  3. imthemaddude

    imthemaddude Active Member

    I think it would only take 2 to change a lightbulb in ours so we're pretty skilled.

    Lots of us in our band work with kids and quite a lot of the band are kids.

    Having a coach driver can be handy.
    Last edited: Jan 16, 2008
  4. bbg

    bbg Member

    We have a nurse, and also a coffin maker - not sure if there's any link there or not?! - and an engineer with the electricity board who worked a 25 hour stint last week during the bad weather that saw 10,000 homes without power. Also a number of students (none of them of any practical use according to some folks), and teachers (ditto?!).
  5. tam-tam2

    tam-tam2 Member

    We have Early Years, KS1, KS2, KS3, KS4 and retired teachers (lots of teachers!!....including me).
    An Intensive care nurse and a mid wife.
    A number of Royal Marines.
    Heating Engineers and plumbers.
    Lots of students - don't know what they are useful for!!:rolleyes:
    Retired insurance specialist.
    One works in printing - very handy for programmes and posters!!!
    Several work in IT - good for website and things!!
    One has a recording business - once again quite handy!!
  6. geordiecolin

    geordiecolin Active Member

    We have 3 town planners (including myself), so we're sorted if anyone needs to build anything...

    Other than that, a chef, 4 or 5 teachers, a fundraising expert (always useful), a IT guy, a chemist, an accountant (useful) and an audio engineer (also useful!), are the jobs which immediately spring to mind.
  7. lilz

    lilz Member

    i have no idea what people do in my band..only been with the organisation for 11 years lol
    nah i know theres a couple a teachers
    and me as a good for talking alot..:D
  8. flugtastic

    flugtastic Member

    erm from off the top of my head...
    drivin instructor
    police man
    thats all except 3 adults in my band (im not 100% sure what 3 of them do for a living)
    not bad considering our band has 16 people still classed as in full time education
  9. vcbjet

    vcbjet Member

    Tax inspector, deary deary me! bet he is a bass player too!
  10. PeterBale

    PeterBale Moderator Staff Member

    Two members of the police force
    One solicitor's clerk (who in a previous life held senior positions with British Gas)
    University lecturer (and external examiner)
    Retired builder
    Marine engineer
    Military musician
    IT experts
    Retired probation officer
    Owner of an international freight operator
    Management consultant - and archery coach!
    Manager of accommodation and support for merchant seamen
    Security officer

    (we also had a former member who would delight in inventing interesting jobs when away with the band, including dolphin trainer and brain surgeon!!!)

    Several of theskills above are actually very useful, although possibly more in the wider sphere of church life than specifically within the band. We are currently planning an extension for storage which has been drawn up by our architect, and which will be fitted out by members of the band, saving several thousands of pounds. We also have a "tame" coach driver who is part of our songster brigade, so we never have problems when a coach is needed.
  11. Mesmerist

    Mesmerist Well-Known Member

    I expect you know him quite well!!!!!:)
  12. Robhibberd29

    Robhibberd29 Active Member

    We've got a teacher, a nurse, a secretary, a civil servant, a paramedic, a couple of accountants, half a dozen freemasons, a puppet, some dead people, some nearly dead people, a drug dealer, a third world dictator, a couple of umpa lumpas and an oil magnate.
  13. Mesmerist

    Mesmerist Well-Known Member

    which one are you Rob?

    Sorry i forgot we Really do have a drug dealer who plays cornet but he is often away in Guernsey... Yes really. And our brand new solo trom player comes from there. Is this a conspiracy?
  14. Robhibberd29

    Robhibberd29 Active Member

    Hmm, sounds like the new solo trom player is a bit of a transporter! He doesn't drive a BMW does he?

    I wish we'd really got a drug dealer, I'm in desperate need of some decongestant.
  15. Chunky

    Chunky Active Member

    We have....

    An undertaker
    1 x Nurse
    1 x Doctor
    1 x Supermarket Manager
    2 x Garage Mechanics
    1 x Local Council Worker
    1 x Probation Officer
    1 x Security Manager
    2 x IT Network Managers
    1 x Insurance Worker
    1 x PCSO
    6 x Teachers
    1 x Care worker
    + Various office workers
  16. Robhibberd29

    Robhibberd29 Active Member

    ...and a partridge in a pear tree
  17. Chunky

    Chunky Active Member

    No that unfortunately left during last year's Bird Flu outbreak..
  18. Robhibberd29

    Robhibberd29 Active Member

    Ha ha ha :clap:
  19. Jan H

    Jan H Moderator Staff Member

    Let me see, we have a couple of music and instrument teachers, a composer (!), lots of students (secondary school/university) and a mechanical engineer ( ;) )

    Luckily we also have some usefull members; like someone who sells hearing aids (handy if you have to sit in front of the trombones!) and a couple of local business owners (good way of getting to know potential sponsors!). Our chairman is a member of the city council (although his party is in the minority) and our treasurer is also the head of the finance department of the city. Having close ties with the local government is always handy ;)
  20. Robhibberd29

    Robhibberd29 Active Member

    I would have thought that would be the last thing you need ;-)