Over my head

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by B15M, May 27, 2011.

  1. B15M

    B15M Forte User

    Dec 30, 2003
    Monroe Ct.
    I played for a graduation last night with a brass quintet. At the last minute we decided to play trumpet voluntary for the procession. The format was AA-BB-CC-AA

    we agreed that if we needed more music we would go back to the top after the C section. We thought 2 times should be plenty.

    After the third time threw, the guy playing second realized that I was in trouble so he played my part. After he came in we started trading off.

    We must have played the thing 25 times.
  2. Buck with a Bach

    Buck with a Bach Fortissimo User

    Dec 29, 2009
    Canton, Ohio
    Should've checked how big that class was:oops:
  3. Solar Bell

    Solar Bell Moderator Staff Member

    May 11, 2005
    Metro Detroit
    I'm glad you had a good guy playing 2nd that recognized the problem.

    It seems you worked it out well.
  4. s.coomer

    s.coomer Forte User

    Mar 25, 2005
    Indianapolis, In
    Welcome to the graduation circuit.
  5. coolerdave

    coolerdave Utimate User

    Nov 7, 2009
    San Pedro
  6. kingtrumpet

    kingtrumpet Utimate User

    Sep 20, 2009
    New York State USA
    the show must go on -- that's great teamwork -- play and be happy!!!!!!
  7. bagmangood

    bagmangood Forte User

    Processionals and recessionals can be brutal...
  8. kehaulani

    kehaulani Fortissimo User

    May 14, 2011
    Hawaian homey
    I feel your pain.

    Reminds me of the first graduation ceremony I played as a H.S. kid. After having played other features, we ended by played "Crown Imperial" without a cut (I was on the 1st part), as the graduates filed down to get their diplomas. It was a big class and they took their time.

    When we finally hit the last blastissimo chords and my chops were ready for intensive care, I wish I could've had a photo of the look on my face when the conductor signaled a repeat back to the beginning! :shhh:
  9. bagmangood

    bagmangood Forte User

    Just played this at my (now former) college president's inauguration. Not a lot of fun to repeat
  10. tobylou8

    tobylou8 Utimate User

    Dec 22, 2008
    I went to the wedding of the century. Was figuring on it being long and boring. 12 MINUTES!!!! That's my kind of wedding. I was outta there before you got through the M's. Glad it worked out.

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