Someone forwarded this to me. Iâ€™ve heard of lots of different jobs for trumpet players: symphony, quintet, big band, film, ballet/opera, and small group jazz. How many of you have ever been hired to a â€œrock launchingâ€ gig? Very weird! The Music of Adrian Wagner I can just imagine an unpopular conductor showing up to conduct Beethoven 9 or Carmina Burana and ask about the â€œoddâ€ set up of the ensemble just before the show was to begin. If the ensemble didnâ€™t like the direction the performance was taking, they could selectively â€œlaunchâ€ him into the second balcony!