Unusual Banding awards

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Chat' started by WoodenFlugel, Aug 5, 2004.

  1. WoodenFlugel

    WoodenFlugel Moderator Staff Member

    Some of you may have noticed a change in my signature. Indeed I am a Freeman of the City of Chattanooga, as are all the players in the Wigston Band. Whilst I'm not sure what this means (can I drive cattle over the bridge or something???) it is a great honour and it came about from a joint concet we did with the Jericho Brass Band, from Chattanooga, last year.

    As is usual with these sort of "twinning" do's we exchanged gifts - we gave them a nice cut glass vase with the bands badge engraved onto it, they gave us a plate with the seal of Chattanooga on it, together with a very nice letter from their Mayor stating that we were all now "Freeman of the City of Chattanooga" 8)

    So the point of this thread is: What unusual / unexpected award has being in a band given you? It can be anything really - from worst haircut to biggest split in a concert.

    I'm sure the randomness that is part of tMP could provide some interesting answers :)
  2. sparkling_quavers

    sparkling_quavers Active Member

    i got most inebriated bandsperson in my student days :roll:
  3. Straightmute

    Straightmute Active Member

    I once won an award for walking diagonally, at a beer festival in Germany, on tour with Alder Valley Brass.
  4. brasscrest

    brasscrest Active Member

    When the National Capital Band toured New Zealand in 1989, one of the trombonists celebrated a birthday during the trip. His host (we were billeted with families rather than staying in hotels) presented him with a bag of extremely fresh lamb chops as a birthday gift.
  5. Lucky Beaver

    Lucky Beaver Member

    Some 'Boomie Awards' presented in the bar after the Dundee Finals last year included the 'I haven't got time to wipe my **** award' made to the player with the poorest excuses for not having practiced and also a 'Brass Band NVQ' which went to the MD who gained a destiction in sarcasm!

  6. backrowbloke

    backrowbloke Member

    We have a ripper of the year award. This is held by a certain solo horn
  7. Big Twigge

    Big Twigge Active Member

    Ask Bagpuss about awards!....you do something foolish.....he (and his "team") make an award. Big Bagpuss Brother is watching!
  8. bigmamabadger

    bigmamabadger Active Member

    Pot awarding kettle I think.
    Not band-related, but ask Mr Puss how hard he can wack a narrow-boat into a bridge...
    "The award for most damage caused to BW proprty goes to..." :wink:
  9. Morghoven

    Morghoven Member

    At our last AGM we gave our rep. player an award for 'World Record number of Mutes used at a contest' after he used seven different mutes on stage at Blackpool! :shock:

    (As an aside - has anyone used more mutes during a single set-test contest performance?)

  10. drum_chick_sj

    drum_chick_sj Member

    A couple of years ago, I did a tour of Scotland with my Youth Orchestra and we gave out awards on the bus on the way back.

    I got the "Little Timp" award for being the smallest member who made the most noise and my friend got the "Bilbo Baggins" award for member of the orchestra most likely to appear in Lord Of The Rings!!! :?
  11. drummergurl

    drummergurl Active Member

    ive had injury of the week award, from when i was in an orchestra n we went on a weeks residential course. i slipped on a jetty n screwed up my back.

    also with the same orchestra i had best activity effort, (it were a different year), but i went on this one day walk around the lakes somewhere, n i hadnt took my medicine to the lakes (either that or it hadnt worked, could have been either) and basically i felt quite ill, started gettin really bad stomach ache, didnt want owt to drink or eat, but i carried on, fell quite away behind the rest of the group but i finished the activity (even if i did have a piggy back most of the way after i felt really ill)
  12. Dawnys_flug

    Dawnys_flug Member

    Well on our last band tour i was awarded 4 awards!! :D
    1. Best Hat on tour -of which you would expect :wink: ,
    2. The David Bailey award!- i was donned official tour photographer! :lol:
    3. The Guru of home-furnishings- i got lost in the home section in a department store :oops:
    and 4. Quote of the tour!!! :D It was on the first day and we were travelling on the motorway and lots of the younger ones were trying to make the lorry drivers sound their horns but none would. So i replied with; "If I ever become a truck driver (quite a comment in itself!), i'm gonna give everyone the horn!" :oops: I came out with some crackers which i thought more worthy but that's what i was awarded it for. :roll:
  13. geordiecolin

    geordiecolin Active Member

    Me too!!

    Non-Bandrelated, but I once won "Most Unlikely To Win An Award Award"
  14. Pythagoras

    Pythagoras Active Member

    Think I must have been runner up for most inebriated bandsperson both those years, but with competition from the likes of you 2 how was I supposed to win?
  15. bagpuss

    bagpuss Active Member

    That is SOOOOO below the belt madame Badger!!! I was unsighted by that hairy lump who goes by the name of Jessop Smythe, oh yeah and that damn big tree that was hiding a bridge behind it!

    Besides, we bounced didn't we??? We didn't sink did we??? We got our deposit back didn't we???

    Anyway, back to other awards, some of the many we have handed out in the past:

    Arse of the Year
    The Kylie award
    The loud shirt award (went to super_sop unsurprisingly)
    Viagra award
    JCB award (went to Music Man)

    There are many more I haven't mentioned and many more *COULD* be given out this year!!! All you unsuspecting people in Wem band (as well as deps and helpers and MD's), YOU ARE BEING WATCHED. BAGPUSS BROTHER (and team) ARE WATCHING YOU!!!!