brass band pick up lines?

Dave Payn

Active Member
Not EXACTLY brass band pick up line but the true story of how I met my other half 2 years ago....

Although she lives on the Isle of Arran (where I'm soon to move) my girlfriend (Frenchie, who has contributed here in the past) was born a Londoner like me. In the days of the Inner London Education Authority, there were regular holiday courses for bands and orchestras to meet for a week and give concerts. The London Schools Symphony Orchestra and the Saturday music school the Centre For Young Musicians (both still going strong) were two such activities.

As far as the LSSO goes, before I was accepted into their ranks, our music teacher encouraged us to go and see them play at the Royal Festival Hall on a number of occasions. I kept the programmes and out of curiosity from time to time, went back to the player lists in the programmes to see 'who I knew'. And certain names just stayed 'in the memory bank' whether I knew them or not.

Although Frenchie is a couple of years older than me, she played with the LSSO three years before I did. She also had her last year at the Centre for Young Musicians in my first year there (1977). However, we never met (knowingly, anyway)

Two years ago, at the Workers Music Association Summer School (see signature) Frenchie turned up as a student, me as a tutor. We all had name badges on and the old programmes for the LSSO concerts I attended, suddenly sparked a memory jog So I went up to her and said

'Didn't you play in the London Schools Symphony Orchestra?'

Her answer is somewhat unprintable but she says to me now that I was saying to her 'Aren't you old!' Nevertheless, as a precursor to us 'hitting it off', it worked wonders as a chat up line! Small world, though...... going to the same music school as kids and never meeting, only to do so 27 years later in Sheffield living 450 miles apart!

Still, that chat up line won't work with most women.... :) :lol:
 

sugarandspice

Active Member
you didnt really use these lines did you?! oh god please tell me you didnt!! :D
well there doesnt seem to be any stories relating to afterwards, so i take it they didnt get anyone anywhere?

It's offical-romance is dead!_and brass related chat up lines is no way to get it back!!
(so stop trying!) :D
 

lynchie

Active Member
Ah... more memories of Easingwold then... although this one was used on me, rather than by me...

Random Drunk Bint: "What were you playing then?"
Me: "Trombone"
Random Drunk Bint: "Oooo, that's a big instrument!"
Me: "Err... excuse me, I think I'm needed over there..." (points randomly)
 

Cornishwomble

Active Member
"All right love wanna help me with my triple tounging"

or

"Let's see how good your circular breathing is!"

:twisted: :twisted: :twisted:
 

bigmamabadger

Active Member
My favourite potential banding chat-up line was used in all innocence by one of our brass tutors, describing the necessity of good brass warm-ups:
"I always do a bit of oral in the morning" :shock:
At that point we made our excuses and left. As will I...
BMB
xx
 

Dave Euph

Member
sugarandspice said:
you didnt really use these lines did you?! oh god please tell me you didnt!!

Heh, I don't even use normal chat-up lines! :p

bigmamabadger said:
My favourite potential banding chat-up line was used in all innocence by one of our brass tutors, describing the necessity of good brass warm-ups:
"I always do a bit of oral in the morning"
At that point we made our excuses and left. As will I...
BMB
xx

There's your cue Andy! It can only be downhill from here! ;)
 
Top