Trumpet crimes

Dave Payn

Active Member
NAME OF OFFENDER:
INFRACTION DATE: __________________________
__________________________

MUSICAL OFFENCE AND FINE
Playing highest note possible in warm- up £100
Sound-checking mic with obnoxious jazz licks £15
Raising hand after mistake £15
Practicing multiple tonguing not called for on gig £15
Blacking out after high note £20
Obnoxiously show-offy warm-up £25
Taking tuning note up an octave £25
Vibrato on unison passage £50
Failure to use 3rd valve slide £50
Playing B-flat when band tunes to A £75
Being told by conductor to play louder £400
Failure to swing £1000

LEAD PLAYERS
Changing mouthpieces mid-song £10
Faking section into early entrance £20
Faking self into early entrances £25
Missing high lick, then mentioning previous gig(s) £25
Asking conductor if it's ok to take a lick up £25
Asking conductor if it's ok to take a lick down £400
Taking a lick down that you took up in rehearsal £100
Missing last note of "In the Mood" £200

SECTION/NON-LEAD PLAYERS
Missing entrance when lead drops out £15
Pointing out to the lead that guy on the record took that last lick up £20
Attempting unassigned lick biffed by lead £50
Asking lead what mouthpiece he uses £75
Hanging over past lead on last chord £100
Attempting to out-screech lead on last chord £100
Successfully out-screeching lead at any time £500


EQUIPMENT VIOLATIONS
Playing with screw on rim £10
Polishing horn on stage £15
Dropping mute £10
Dropping horn Repairs + £20
Dropping dead Warning
Forgetting pencil £20
Forgetting mute(s) £50 each
Forgetting bowtie or socks £30
Forgetting mouthpiece £30
Forgetting magazine £100
Blaming mistake on sticky valves £25
Getting marble or similar object stuck down bell £75

CRIMINAL BAD TASTE
Having nicest gig-bag in section £10
Talking about the great deal you got on a new horn £10
Hawking old horn on bandstand £10
Quoting Herb Alpert or Mangione Song £25
Farting on bandstand £25
Defecating on bandstand £75
Practicing legit style on swing gig £35
Discussing how plentiful gigs were in the old days £50
Beginning a sentence with "When I played for Kenton..." £50
Casually mentioning to Musical Director of cheap theatre that you also play keyboards £100

BASIC STUPIDITY
Playing on a Jet-tone mouthpiece £25
Continually asking "where are we? £25
Drunkenness on stage £50
Stoned on stage £50
Pretending to be friends with a trombone player £200
Actually being friends with a trombone player £750
Dating a trombone player £3000
Loaning money to bone player £4x amount loaned
Sitting next to conductor at meals £100
 

lynchie

Active Member
Dave Payn said:
Actually being friends with a trombone player £750
Dating a trombone player £3000
Loaning money to bone player £4x amount loaned
Seems slightly harsh... but probably fair. Guess I'll have to get my dates elsewhere...!

I do know a few people that would be seriously out of pocket from that lot!
 

leisa

Active Member
Dave Payn said:
NAME OF OFFENDER:
INFRACTION DATE: __________________________
__________________________
Drunkenness on stage £50
Stoned on stage £50
Pretending to be friends with a trombone player £200
Actually being friends with a trombone player £750
Dating a trombone player £3000
Loaning money to bone player £4x amount loaned
Sitting next to conductor at meals £100
u lot really dont like troms do ya?
im dead really, i got quite a few trom friends is this £750 per friend????
:oops:
:?
 

andywooler

Supporting Member
leisa said:
[u lot really dont like troms do ya?
im dead really, i got quite a few trom friends is this £750 per friend????
:oops:
:?
Trombone players - aren't they those people that hang around with musicians?
 

leisa

Active Member
andywooler said:
leisa said:
[u lot really dont like troms do ya?
im dead really, i got quite a few trom friends is this £750 per friend????
:oops:
:?
Trombone players - aren't they those people that hang around with musicians?
:p

question: what if you are a trombone player??? (im not, no abuse pleease)
 

Naomi McFadyen

New Member
andywooler said:
Trombone players - aren't they those people that hang around with musicians?
No, they're called drummers :p


As with the thread- very very good- I managed to put a few names by the side of some of the offences...
I wanna be a musician crime police officer now! lol.... i could make a lot of money from it! :lol:
 

Liz Courts

Active Member
:lol: :lol: :lol: I can't say I'm guilty of too many of those!!

Well, maybe just a few of those associated to SECTION/NON-LEAD PLAYERS :oops:
 
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