funny concerts

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by reedy, Dec 3, 2010.

  1. reedy

    reedy Piano User

    Jul 31, 2009
    Wiltshire, UK
    years and years ago I was playing with the brass band I play with and the soloist was playing post horn gallop and circular breathed the cadenza and then the last note while walking round the audience and stood behind this one girl and just played this one note for a few minutes, she was in stitches laughing.

    this got me thinking now Ive got to do a few recital/concerts for uni I might try something funny.....

    the main things ive come up with are:
    sitting in the audience and playing the head then joining the band on stage.
    playing in different corners of the room for ever section
    circular breathing the last note and walking round


    any other of you guys done anything similar or have any ideas?
  2. bagmangood

    bagmangood Forte User

    Between the second and third movements of PDQ Bach's Music for an Awful Lot of Winds and Percussion a "fight" started in the percussion section and the conductor "broke it up"

    I suppose the entire piece is somewhat along the lines of your question though...
  3. veery715

    veery715 Utimate User

    Mar 6, 2007
    Ithaca NY
    Canadian Brass laid on the floor and continued to play.
  4. reedy

    reedy Piano User

    Jul 31, 2009
    Wiltshire, UK
    nice, monozl brass do some good stuff aswel, I think trumpet performance should be a performance and shouldnt just be music, should be a bit of fun :)
  5. gbdeamer

    gbdeamer Forte User

    Oct 16, 2008
    Pretend that you lost a sheet of music and circular breathe on a note for a long time until you "find" the page in an obscure spot.
  6. ComeBackKid

    ComeBackKid Fortissimo User

    May 11, 2009
    Yorba Linda, CA
    Sounds like a Victor Borge routine for trumpet is being created here...
  7. Bagnewauckland

    Bagnewauckland Pianissimo User

    Dec 2, 2008
    New Zealand
  8. tobylou8

    tobylou8 Utimate User

    Dec 22, 2008
    EWWW, where did all that "condensation" go? YUK!:D
  9. edfitzvb

    edfitzvb Forte User

    Jun 10, 2008
    Woodlawn, VA
    If only we can find a trumpet player who's not so introverted that they feel comfortable as the focal point!ROFL
  10. stevesf

    stevesf Piano User

    Jun 23, 2010
    San Francisco Bay Area
    When I was in college (many moons ago) we used to end each year during the recital hour with a PDQ Bach concert. The students and professors would all get involved (the Dean of Music would even act as narrator)
    Loads of laughs and most of the music is published I believe, although we also did a lot of ad lib.
    Good times!

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