Knitting during rehearsal

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Chat' started by Space Cowboy, Nov 2, 2005.

  1. Space Cowboy

    Space Cowboy Member

    Maybe strange but stick with me....

    My dad recons his band is unique as the have a tenor horn player who knits during her bars rest and between pieces in rehersals.

    We have a bet on whether anyone else does this.

    Knowledge of knitting players required please
  2. dyl

    dyl Active Member

    This has got to be a wind-up, right?
  3. Space Cowboy

    Space Cowboy Member

    Sad but no, they rehearse monday nights if you're free
  4. postie

    postie Member

    Surely this should be saved for Aprils Fools Day!!!
  5. Space Cowboy

    Space Cowboy Member

    There's serious money on this, I need evidence.
  6. postie

    postie Member

    Mind you I have seen students revise for exams during rehearsals during bars rests, break and when the MD tries out sections of the band!
  7. dyl

    dyl Active Member

    Sorry, Monday is crochet night, I'm afraid.

    So do I before I take this seriously.
  8. Space Cowboy

    Space Cowboy Member

    Monday nights, Chadderton Band, Betty on horn, I'm going to ask my dad to take a picture of her.

    I have helped them out on a park job,and she knitted on the band-stand before,during the interval and after the concert - she did put the knitting down during the actual concert though.
  9. brassneck

    brassneck Active Member

    ;) ... maybe she should join the Scottish Champions ... Nitten!
  10. ju33les

    ju33les Member

    :p If I played my 'orn as good as i knitted then I'd give up now!!!!

    BTW my bars rest are taken up by shooting cornet players with my horn............especially the Eb variety!!! (long story)
  11. markyboy

    markyboy Member

    I have to back Space Cowboy up on this one, as soon as I read the title of the thread I thaught 'that reminds me of a story I heard about a lady from Chadderton Band that I heard a few years ago'.

    Then when I read the thread it looks like we are talking about the same person.
    Although I have never seen her myself, I have heard of this before, so its not an April Fool's joke!
  12. meandmycornet

    meandmycornet Active Member

    I can't believe the MD actually lets her do that! and the rest of the band! it must be really annoying and off putting you know *click click click* :tongue:
  13. Roger Thorne

    Roger Thorne Active Member

    Reminds me of a story from many years ago, when conducting a Youth Band in Shrewsbury Quarry Bandstand. The Percussionist, an elder gentleman who was helping us out, thought nothing of lighting up his pipe and having a quick puff during one of the quieter pieces!

  14. PeterBale

    PeterBale Moderator Staff Member

    When in the Guards we quite frequently took part in the "1812" spectacular concerts at the RAH. Although we usually only had to play the second half of "1812" itself, it usually entailed sitting through an afternoon rehearsal with the orchestra. We'd normally be sitting directly behind the trombones and tuba, and there was always a range of activities going on right up until a bar or so before their entry, with the crossword or whatever being picked up again as soon as they finished blowing.
  15. ju33les

    ju33les Member

    Arghhhh!!!! You in turn have reminded me of the Bb bass players in Eccles Borough band in the late 1970's with the bass propped on one leg and an ashtray on the other knee. Or if there was no ashtray, the ciggy was left burning on the edge of the music stand....
    This was ALL the way through rehearsal...!!!:eek:
  16. glen miler

    glen miler Member

  17. persins

    persins Member

    You never know Fi, it might actually be in time!
    In which case, it might be the best use for a horn player!!!!!!

    Only Joking! (Please don't hate me horn players!)
  18. Just Crazy

    Just Crazy Member

    Thats shockin Mr Persin and you know it!!!!!!!
  19. Dave Payn

    Dave Payn Active Member

    Methinks someone, somewhere, is trying to pull the wool over our eyes.....
  20. Di

    Di Active Member

    .... groan

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