Trumpet Horror Stories

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by SilverHorn, Mar 6, 2009.

  1. MFfan

    MFfan Fortissimo User

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    Well, maybe modern kids don't pay as much attention to that stuff then we older duffers used (still) do. Or, maybe he was in the right place, but at the wrong time.ROFL The central point to me it is inconceivable to take a Strad out marching. That's what those cheap ebay horns are for.
    PS. I have a concert double cd for you and Karen I'll get out soon.
     
  2. SilverHorn

    SilverHorn Pianissimo User

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    I know what that feels like. I can't help but to think about that happening to me every time I see the movie "Christmas Story" where the kid sticks his tongue to the frozen flag pole. Everyone laughs about that except me.
     
  3. y0da777

    y0da777 Pianissimo User

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    do i live here?????
    at a pep band performance at a basketball game, my friend went to empt his spit and his water key flew off and spit went over the bassbone players head rotfl!! he got his horn fixed the next day tho.
     
  4. SilverHorn

    SilverHorn Pianissimo User

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    yuck!!
     
  5. trumpet_man

    trumpet_man Piano User

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    You'd be surprised how forgiving temperatures are when there is a very low humidity and no wind.
     
  6. Bachstul

    Bachstul Mezzo Forte User

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    My buddy back in high school had a break between songs and 26 measures before his solo performance, he was nervous, and was worried about sticky valves, so he haste-fully opened his valves, oiled and screwed them back into the horn in time.
    He stood up, right next to me to play his solo, and, yup! his second valve was inside turned 180 degrees from where it was supposed to set!!!! You know how that sounds, I'm sure! So, all I could do was hand him my trumpet:-)
     
  7. operagost

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    The same thing happened to Herbert L. Clarke in his first parade.
     
  8. operagost

    operagost Forte User

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    Cheap ebay horns are for people who can't march.
     
  9. Bear

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    We had this kid who thought he was top shelf stuff. Second set of a gig, he ran to the bathroom so the section put some cinamon oil on his mouthpiece. Should've seen the expression on his face about ten seconds into that solo. HAHA.

    Same kid, another time: Put a piece of seran wrap around the third valve. Took him about half an hour to figure out the problem while the whole band was laughing.

    Same kid, another time: put a cotton ball in the second valve bow bend. He sure had a fluffy sound!

    Finally, the kid got the point that we didn't care for his attitude. Now he's a lot easier to deal with, and is thinking about becoming a instrument repair tech. HAHA.
     
  10. mchs3d

    mchs3d Mezzo Forte User

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    In high school, my section leader let a clarinet girl touch his horn. 'Nough said.
     

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