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 Pit Band Horror Stories
Author: Gandalfe 
Date:   2006-12-06 21:23

Suzy and I were part of the Second Story Rep Pit Band and I was playing soprano, tenor, and bari sax. Suzy was playing clarinet and tenor sax. After the month-long show closed we were packing out three stands, three light kits, music books, padded chairs, and our instruments.

My brother was helping us and it was no easy task. We were up in a loft that had a ladder simular to what I'd expect to see in a submarine. Once up the ladder, you had to negotiate three water pipes that were 3.5 feet off the ground and two feet apart. Then we had a 12' by 4.5' space for piano, drum set and eight musicians and their instruments. Further back in the storage area were two musicians who could just see the pianist/director.

The next day I got an email from the trumpet/french horn player saying he'd found my soprano sax up in the loft! I didn't even know it was missing. This was an instrument that cost me over $3K and I'd had for less than a month.

I guess I'll need to make a check list from now on. I'm just feeling very lucky that the other musicians took care of me.

Jim and Suzy

Quinn the Eskimo Vintage Horns
Microsoft Jumpin' Jive Orchestra
Seattle, Washington

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