How do pro's deal with illness?

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by someguy6, Apr 20, 2007.

  1. Pedal C

    Pedal C Mezzo Forte User

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    Just divide your part up among the Minnesota TM members! I'm sure you have any shortage of volunteers! The stagehands might have a little trouble...

    Jason.
     
  2. Chris Houser

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    I would tend to agree with the others here, if you can play - you play, and play your best. In all the years that I have been jobbing I have only had to miss one gig (knock on wood). That happened as the result of a death in the family and I had to catch the red eye out to town to make the funeral. The fist thing I did was to get in touch with the best possible sub I could think of to take my place. The contractor of the gig understood my situation, and was very, very happy to find out that I had taken the time and effort to get him a sub of equal or better quality at the last minute. It left a very good impression with him for future jogs.
    I would always do everything possible to play the show.
     
  3. Jimi Michiel

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    I think I read somewhere that Vacchiano never missed a day of work during his 38 (?) years with the New York Philharmonic.
     
  4. CJH

    CJH Pianissimo User

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    As far as staying healthy goes, remember what Mom always said: wash your hands before you eat! Especially if it's finger food. I only started making a real habit of this a couple of years ago, and, lo and behold, I haven't caught anything more than a mild cold since.

    Common courtesy but oft-forgotten: when you do show up to the gig feeling under the weather, do you best not to get the rest of the band sick. It's ok to politely decline a handshake because you don't want to get the other guy sick... It will be appreciated.
     

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