Next Event Idea?

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Chat' started by lynchie, Nov 23, 2003.

  1. lynchie

    lynchie Active Member

    As I'm a bit bored now I thought I'd find out the record for the biggest massed band ever. Apparently the biggest ever marching band had 6017 players and the biggest band had 20100 players. So what do we reckon, another years worth of growth we could be pushing for that eh guys? :D
     
  2. cornetgirl

    cornetgirl Active Member

    Good idea lynchie but it involves standing up again!

    What about a wheelchair march??

    Rach x
     
  3. lynchie

    lynchie Active Member

    how does that work? left wheel, right wheel, left wheel...? Or do we just completely ignore the moving in time idea? :D
     
  4. Steve

    Steve Active Member

    What other playing records are there? Furthest distance travelled during a concert/piece of music, longest concert/chord, concert at highest/lowest altitude, most in tune flugel and horn section :lol:
     
  5. tewkeshorn

    tewkeshorn Account Suspended

    Having a Guiness World Record would be cool for tmp to do (something to do for 2nd birthday perhaps?) :)
    Having a scan through their website this looks like one we could beat if we get a shift pattern going! :lol:

    Longest Concert Performed By A Group
    The group John Jerome Sangamam played for 40 hours from 21-23 September 2002, at St Montford Indoor Stadium, Mylapore, Chennai, India. The 20 strong band performed over 500 different numbers, all in Tamil.

    Surely we can get a tmp band for 48 hours worth of music, raid your band libraries for all the old chestnuts... :p
     
  6. yorkie19

    yorkie19 Active Member

    Maybe it's an event for next year's Children in Need. I would have thought that a 48 hour concert by tMP Brass would get national coverage.

    Sam
     
  7. tewkeshorn

    tewkeshorn Account Suspended

    Thats a point, do it somewhere near CiN this year and time it to end on the friday night, then collect money as we go through and give it to CiN again. :)

    I doubt theyll cover all 48 hours though (unless they get another 100 odd BBC channels by then and need something to fill it up!) :p

    Might have to be at a Youth Hostel or something so we can get some kip inbetween shifts! :shock:
     
  8. Roger Thorne

    Roger Thorne Active Member

    Kip! - Shifts! :shock: This is a Banding event. The only thing we'd need is a bar!

    :wink:
     
  9. Big Twigge

    Big Twigge Active Member

    Think of how it'll be at the end though .....40 odd players with no lips left who have been drinking on and off for about 2 days with no sleep....carnage!!!! :lol:
     
  10. neiltwist

    neiltwist Active Member

    I like it!
     
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  12. lynchie

    lynchie Active Member

    sounds like a plan! Although, could we not record it over a weekend to save my prescious few holiday days?

    And hey, we might get 5 SECONDS this time!!!!
     
  13. Di B

    Di B Member

    Nope - thats Pontins :wink:
     
  14. Cantonian

    Cantonian Active Member

    and as it's the BBC it would have been 40 odd hours of Floral dance culminating in Terry Wogan singing(?).
     
  15. Dave Payn

    Dave Payn Active Member

    What would be really off the wall would be to gather the biggest band ever assembled anywhere..... only to perform as many times as 24 hours will allow.... John Cage's 4'33''!
     
  16. super_sop

    super_sop Supporting Member

    Now that does sound like fun for next year.
     
  17. cornetgirl

    cornetgirl Active Member

    Sounds great to me as long as we get to SIT DOWN!!! Oh, and as long as I don't have to play Orange Juice throughout!

    Rach x
     
  18. leisa

    leisa Active Member

    but if we sit down we cant dance!!! although we could bob um cha um cha hmm floral dance!
     
  19. Seedhouse

    Seedhouse Active Member

    I'm definately up for it if it happens next year! :wink:
     
  20. cornetgirl

    cornetgirl Active Member

    OK Leisa - solution!

    We sit down for an hour, stand up (and dance) for an hour. And Timbloke dances throughout!!

    Rach x
     
  21. HBB

    HBB Active Member

    No Flugal Solos please!!!!!!!:D:D:D:D:D

    A Flugal's alright on it's own ... get a bunch of them and we'll have to appoint an "ear muff monitor!" :D
     
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