Sexism

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  1. tobylou8

    tobylou8 Utimate User

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    What was the question??? [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    I nominate for post of the year (wait, is that sexist?)!
     
  2. tedh1951

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    Woe is me ...... I'll never be too pretty to play trumpet ...... [​IMG]
     
  3. bachfella

    bachfella Mezzo Piano User

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    I've said this before, but one of the best trumpet players at my college was female, and I've known several other top-notch players who were also members of that gender....
     
  4. kingtrumpet

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    Yes, as a guy in my community band, I have experienced sexism (or reverse sexism, if you want to call it that) --- you know the 3rd trumpets finally get a solo in a wonderful piece of music. ON that particular day at practice ole KT here was the only 3rd trumpet player - so I got to play the solo. I DID AN AWESOME JOB (hey it only went from the low Bb to the G on top of the staff) ----- but nonetheless, I was spot on. Then during a break in the practice, the conductor comes up and says '"hey KT, I was thinking that If you aren't too uncomfortable with this, I would like to give the solo to someone else, I mean you did it perfect but" ----so, KT here was thinking with 14 trumpet players in the band, that maybe the conductor wanted the pros (we got like 3 of them in the 1st trumpet section) -- to do the solo. so I agreed!! -- then he says, good, I want to give it to (this chic) -- and KT, instantly thought, what the heck is wrong with you MAN. and the chic, had a few blurbs in the following practice, but hey --- why NOT --so KT encourages her and says -- play from the gut, good air support, have confidence, play it like you mean it and such ------ to which she responded in the concert, and pulled of the solo very elegantly!!!! ---- so yeah, me a guy, can't help but think the CHIC was rewarded and given a solo!!!! but, hey, I am just another guy who plays trumpet -- so maybe my thinking is SEXIST in iteself!!!
     
  5. tedh1951

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    KT - you sir know that the collective outcome is much more important than our individual egos. I understand that you have been hurt, and my heart bleeds for you old mate, but breathe, let it go, chill, grow old with charm and grace. I bet "the Chic" doesn't have your sense of humour - or your best bud GM?
     
  6. terrytuner

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    Baldersash (Whatever that is!). I have a daughter and 2 grand daughters that play trumpet. They never wanted to do any other instrument. All three were, or is, a first chair player in HS. We are southerners.
     
  7. coolerdave

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    you could have responded with "I know you are but what am I" ...... well it worked in grade school
     
  8. gmonady

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    I finished a gig at a wedding reception and was bending over to put my horns in my case when I got my bum pinched from behind. I turned around and there was the bride with her hand on my pride. She said, "I just couldn't resist". I said for another $20 you can pinch the other cheek. She pinched a little more than I bargand for but I walked off with an extra $100 in my pocket. That wasn't the only extra I had in my pocket as I recall. Hows that for reverse sexism.
     
  9. gmonady

    gmonady Utimate User

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    Which is one hell of a sense of humour... and in just a pinch!
     
  10. robrtx

    robrtx Mezzo Forte User

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    Well at least that story had a happy ending......:-o
     

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