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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!
 

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!!!
 

asteria

Member
lynchie said:
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!!!

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

Andy_Euph

Active Member
Woohoo nothing about euphoniums or baritones, just goes to show which is the best section in the band :D :D
 

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! ;-)
 

Straightmute

Active Member
Dave Payn said:
'Sop, that was a cracking split! Do another one!'

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!"

D
 

Cantonian

Active Member
MRSH said:
Top Ten things you will never hear said by a music director...

2. That was real good horns!

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 ;)
 

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 ... ;)
 

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:
 

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"
 

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