Things I think about during a 25 bar rest.Being a bass trombone player, many composers don't know what to do with me, so they just give us a whole bunch of nothing.1-2-3-4, 2-2-3-4,3-2-3-4,4-2-3-4...what's for snack after band...5-2-3-4, 6-2-3-4...man, the euph section is having a hard time with letter B...7-2-3-4, 7-2-3-4...why is the band master conducting in 3/4 time?...9-2-3-4...I gotta take my shoes off, these dogs are barking...12-2-3-4...yikes, intonation cornets...14-2-3-4...I wonder what the score of the Leaf game is...15-2-3-4...did I change my underwear this morning...17-2-3-4...I hope Heather doesn't call and tell me to stop and pick up milk and bread...19-2-3-4...I like pie...20-2-3-4...what time is it?...22-2-3-4...okay, better pick trombone up...23-2-3-4...get lips wet...24-2-3-5...take deep breath...25-2-3-4...aw crap...band master just stopped the band and wants to do that section over again...1-2-3-4, 2-2-3-4...
ROFL!*clapping throughout* Ha! That's great! Brilliant writing Deryck! Keep going!
Deryck,This is too funny! This is going to be on my mind everytime we play a piece now. If I break out in laughter during a piece, you'll know why. LOL. Great blog, and so true.
Overheard at practice...Bandmaster: Ok, let's try it again, but this time without an annoying idiot banging on the stand.Bass Trombonist: Ron, your not annoying.
Just great! It's the same here in Switzerland when I play bass trombone with the Zurich Central SA Band. Give my greetings to my dear friend Roy Harding!
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