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Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by ccb_22, Apr 4, 2010.
I haven't been at it long enough to play with anybody,but wish you all a good one anyway. DF
No gigs this Easter - preparation for ANZAC Day - practicing the National Anthem - Advance Australia Fair, a couple of awkward little expressions in the middle and the march pack is just so so small. The old eyes are really at their limit and the memory is failing - ahhhhhhhhh.
(imagine my white cane tapping on the music stand - no wait, that's the BD).
Ted, Those little march sheets are the bane of all us older players......Buck( who's in progressive bi-focals, and they STILL ain't enough)
GG, A trumpet players worst nightmare! Cutting up the chops a day before a big gig
Glad you got through it, hope there wasn't any blood in the mouthpiece. Been there, done that. High school, typical froshy mistake, ran into my squad leader's back
Mozart Coronation Mass, Hallelujah from Messiah, a couple other hymn accompaniments. Got to play with really good players, good music and everything ran smoothly. It paid nicely too, but more importantly, it was enjoyable to do.
At some point, I said goodbye forever to the type of Easter/Christmas gig where I'm the only wind player, the horn is glued to my face for three services playing poorly written hymn descants for less money than working at the golf course that day. Maybe that's a little cynical, but I did not enjoy those.
I had a great Easter gig today - two services at a Presbyterian church I hadn't played for before. Good organist, choir did well, and people were very nice. Played two services on C trumpet, and made as much as I usually make playing 3 services for the Methodists! They are already talking enthusiastically about having me back, so I think we were all happy!
LOL!!! Well, I made a deal with the Lord that if my local parish ever asks for me to play, I'll do it..gratis, so that was the gig I played today at 10 and 12!
I got a call last Tuesday to play on Thursday night, and that was a little more fun.
At least I didn't offer any clams this weekend.
I'm looking forward to being able to do that myself. I think I need a bit more talent and a few more years to build my reputation. That or a better paying day job.
That's the one.
We did a Good Friday service, too. Simple, but with harmon's, no stem( brick wall time). We got exactly the effect the preacher wanted, haunting and distant. One parishoner thought we were a recording! it went under a disertation in a fixed program. She was exstatic.
My wife and SIL said they got quite a few compliments today after the service, while I was busy tearing down( horn stand, music stands, horns)......Buck
First time in years I haven't had a gratis gig--my choice. I could have played , but the music the worship team did really didn't lend itself to trumpet or flugelhorn. Maybe I'll get a bass trumpet before next year rolls around.