What is a typical Bandsman?

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Chat' started by JessopSmythe, Jun 28, 2003.


How accurate are the polls?

  1. This person is me!!!

  2. I fit most of this

  3. I fit some of this

  4. Doesn't sound much like me

  5. None of this is me, have I joined the wrong forum?

  1. JessopSmythe

    JessopSmythe Active Member

    I've had a very quiet day at work and had loads of time to surf tMP :)

    After a thorough search of all the polls I've come up with the profile of a typical tMP'er.
    (Polls with no clear majority are not included)

    Here we go then, a typical tMP'er .....

    Does not smoke,
    Thinks section leaders are a good idea,
    Would not buy a CD of Orchestral Philip Sparke music,
    Likes to play at contests,
    Expects expenses for depping,
    Does not play Bass Trombone,
    Thinks non players should be allowed to book chalets for Pontins,
    Started off on Cornet,
    Practices 3 to 4 nights a week away from the bandroom (honest),
    Likes cheesy music,
    Hadn't heard of Bestwood Band before joining tMP,
    Is under 30,
    Thinks "Prague" could grow on them,
    Thinks we should keep closed adjudications,
    Likes Dronfield Bands website,
    Likes to play in quartets,
    Hasn't had a break from banding of more than a few weeks,
    Would take part in a tMP event,
    Would buy a selection of tMP gear,
    Drinks Pints (either lager or bitter),
    Likes Marmite,
    Is not Ginger,
    Shaves their armpits (females),
    Would support a tMP fundraiser (the only poll with 100%),
    Thinks a monthly quiz / competition is a good idea,
    Thinks Pontins is the best contest for socialising,
    Thinks girls are better banders,
    Buys brass CD's with a range of music on
    and has been on a band tour in Western Europe.

    How sad am I?
  2. Euph-Bari

    Euph-Bari Active Member

    these aply mostly to me exept

    Liking cheesy music, hadn't heard of bestwood and think that banders are better banders (we are equal)

    P.S. verry sad :p you got alot of time on your hands then?
  3. JessopSmythe

    JessopSmythe Active Member

    Only on a Saturday, I'm trying to convince the boss it's a waste of time time opening. No joy so far :cry:
  4. Euph-Bari

    Euph-Bari Active Member

    i might try that with my boss - but all through the week :lol:
  5. bigmamabadger

    bigmamabadger Active Member

    I am not under 30 and you are sad. :lol:
  6. Big Twigge

    Big Twigge Active Member

    I fit most of these points except of course, I am ginger and I don't buy brass band CDs!
  7. titch

    titch Member

    Only two that dont apply to me, I smoke and I loathe marmite, other than that it seems a very accurate description :lol:

    Ps I definately shave my armpits :wink:
  8. Aidan

    Aidan Active Member

    I got 25/28 ;)
  9. Mike Saville

    Mike Saville Member

    you done better than me - I only got 15/28 :cry:
  10. bladder

    bladder Member

    What brand of cigs are they? Or do you roll your own 'exotic' cigs.
  11. PeterBale

    PeterBale Moderator Staff Member

    16/28, but then the whole exercise is flawed, as I'm sure some of our scientific and statistical members will tell us, due to the small samples involved and the way in which some of the polls direct you towards a certain response. I always remember one of the episodes in Yes, Prime Minister where they demonstrate that, by asking the appropriate preliminary questions, you can produce entirely contradictory results from the same sample of the population.
  12. blondie

    blondie Member

    Thanks Mike for taking the time out of your executive status pressured job, we'll have to have words with you next time your beck up here. :lol:

    If as you say these are tken from all the polls then, it certainly does make you think about the type of person you are, and of the personalities and traits of those around you. However I'm sure that you could say that we all fit into some of those catergories if we were honest. Interesting :!: :!:
  13. picju96

    picju96 Member

    I got 26/28!
  14. titch

    titch Member

    I'm sure some people think I do my own weird ones because I am a bit mental, but I smoke Marlboro lights, because they're diet you see!
  15. horn1

    horn1 Member

    I got 25/28!!!
  16. Kari Anson

    Kari Anson Member

    Only 17/28 for me!
  17. super_sop

    super_sop Supporting Member

    20/28 for me
  18. Pythagoras

    Pythagoras Active Member

    Only 20/28 but as I am male it is really 20/27.
  19. cornetshell

    cornetshell Member


    i have to dis- A-GREEE with the typical tMP/bandsman.

    I HATE marmite.

    - thats about it.

    and i would say i am a bandsman- but i am female......not to split-notes or anything..... :wink:
  20. satchmo shaz

    satchmo shaz Active Member

    24/28 not bad for a forty something!!
    scary aint it.......... we are all very similar!! :lol:

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