1. One of my pals introduces me to banding
2. I drag one of my other new pals to a rehearsal to play cornet for us
3. They end up getting married - Result! :tup
4. After 17 years, a bandroom, 8 houses, 7 jobs, inbetween - I meet the woman I'm to marry in 2008, in a bandroom! So he introduced us too!
Well, not exactly in a band - actually playing Wagner operas in a barn in the middle of nowhere (*). But definitely within a brassy context.
(*) The contrabass trombone - patented sex magnet...
An intriguing observation related to the high level of inter-brass breeding that goes on is the number of players, mostly female in my experience, who grow up playing in bands, enjoying the scene, who find themselves a banding partner when they grow up - and then proceed to drop the playing side of it fairly swiftly. Sometimes it comes with needing to look after a new family, but quite often it seems to me that these people keep banding until it's given them a partner, and then feel that their playing in the band has served its purpose. We all have different priorities, I suppose, but that generally looks a bit surprising to me.
moominDave that is a touch cynical about the female bandies. Sometimes it is hard with young children to find regular babysitters/ and to afford them so it tends to be the hubby who continues. I think if I was searching for a hobby that brought me into contact with potential mates I would now be more sensible and discover where the merchant bankers go! X
Well, at first I thought that was the explanation too - but I can think of several instances (at least 5 off the top of my head, and there are plenty more, I am sure) where no babies were yet on the scene.