Top 10

Discussion in 'The Rehearsal Room' started by MRSH, Feb 27, 2004.

  1. MRSH

    MRSH Supporting Member

    Top Ten things you will never hear said by a music director...

    10. Okay Trombones, play that even louder now!
    9. Wow drummers, you got that right the first time!
    8. Can we have the whole cornet section play the high note?
    7. Your tuning is great today basses!
    6. Let's just have fun today!
    5. Its okay to talk during solos drummers!
    4. Let's include a drum set on that!
    3. You can get drunk before the concert basses, I'm going to!
    2. That was real good horns!
    1. I'm sorry, it's all my fault!
  2. Jo Elson

    Jo Elson Member

    I have heard no:10, possibly only the once but still said.
  3. shedophone

    shedophone Member

    Our section hears 9 all the time..... :wink:
  4. lynchie

    lynchie Active Member

    I heard 10 once... was depping for a band, got drunk before the concert because the flugel player annoyed me, and proceeded to rip through the concert... however, the conductor was deaf in his right ear, and having heard a trombone for the first time in 20 years wanted MORE MORE MORE!!!
  5. ScrapingtheBottom

    ScrapingtheBottom Active Member

    I got told to 'put more edge on it' once - never again :lol: !
  6. asteria

    asteria Member

    The trombone section was probably the cause of deafness in his right ear in the first place! :wink:
  7. Okiedokie of Oz

    Okiedokie of Oz Active Member

    I'm a lousy conductor, I say 1 and 10 all the time!!
  8. Andy_Euph

    Andy_Euph Active Member

    Woohoo nothing about euphoniums or baritones, just goes to show which is the best section in the band :D :D
  9. Dave Payn

    Dave Payn Active Member

    So you were given an 'edge trimmer, then? :)
  10. Dave Payn

    Dave Payn Active Member

    More that you'll (mostly) never hear a conductor say:

    'Sop, that was a cracking split! Do another one!' (I often did when playing sop, whether asked or not!)

    'Baritones, your tuning has been exemplary all evening. Well done!'

    'Could we have a little more vib on that, euph?'

    'Sorry, guys, I ****ed up the beat, there.'

    'The drinks are on me' (n.b. I know MRSH to be an honourable exception to that one! ;-)
  11. Straightmute

    Straightmute Active Member

    No, but we got the same from an adjudicator (Alan Fernie) once, long ago:

    "Sop, that was a cracking split note - if you're going to split them, you might as well do it properly!"

  12. Cantonian

    Cantonian Active Member

    We hear this regularly in our band.

    I used the quote because I thought better of posting 'We have nunber two regularly in our band@ :!: :wink:

    Keppler: "Bad-Aim" post deleted ;)
  13. Dave Euph

    Dave Euph Member

    I get 10 a lot in ... one of my bands ... by process of elimination you might be able to work out which one ... ;)
  14. euphonium that was too soft
  15. TheMusicMan

    TheMusicMan tMP Founder Staff Member

    ... Was that me to Bass Trom Jo... :):):)
  16. Roger Thorne

    Roger Thorne Active Member

    Number 10 was heard twice in our bandroom last rehearsal!

  17. twigglet

    twigglet Member

    another one you NEVER hear:

    'Well done cornets, I want everyone else to play it like them...'

  18. bassinthebathroom

    bassinthebathroom Active Member

    No. 7 - Every day!!!
    Admittedly during passages with one or even no players playing!!!

    How about
    "I am completely satisfied with that, and feel no need to change anything ever again!"
    Yeah right! :roll:
  19. WhatSharp?

    WhatSharp? Active Member

    "Ok cornets we're going to do this over and over for the next 15 minutes, Sop take a break and go have a cupp..." :D

    "Baritones your too loud"

    "WOW Really pushing that beat basses"
  20. WhatSharp?

    WhatSharp? Active Member

    Hey we hear that one quite a bit! :D