Advertising and Web Hosting on Woodwind.Org!

Woodwind.OrgThe Doublers BBoardThe C4 standard

 New Topic  |  Go to Top  |  Go to Topic  |  Search  |  Help/Rules  |  Smileys/Notes  |  Log In   Previous Message  |  Next Message 
 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

 Reply To Message  |  Avail. Forums  |  Flat View   Newer Topic  |  Older Topic 

 Topics Author  Date
 Pit Band Horror Stories  new
Gandalfe 2006-12-06 21:23 
 Re: Pit Band Horror Stories  new
FrankM 2006-12-08 13:57 
 Re: Pit Band Horror Stories  new
Erik713 2006-12-11 21:03 
 Re: Pit Band Horror Stories  new
Terry Stibal 2006-12-08 20:03 
 Re: Pit Band Horror Stories  new
clarinets1 2006-12-09 16:27 
 Re: Pit Band Horror Stories  new
Hank Lehrer 2006-12-10 00:38 
 Re: Pit Band Horror Stories  new
DorMcD 2006-12-29 17:12 
 Re: Pit Band Horror Stories  new
Wind, Woman, and Song 2014-01-27 10:12 
 Re: Pit Band Horror Stories  new
Caco185 2006-12-31 17:56 
 Re: Pit Band Horror Stories  new
Ralph Katz 2006-12-31 23:43 
 Re: Pit Band Horror Stories  new
Jaysne 2007-01-29 02:34 
 Re: Pit Band Horror Stories  new
Jaysne 2007-02-05 17:21 
 Re: Pit Band Horror Stories  new
super20bu6 2014-02-02 14:08 
 Re: Pit Band Horror Stories  new
Brian P. Butler 2015-04-24 04:52 
 Re: Pit Band Horror Stories  new
mikeW 2015-04-24 21:49 
 Re: Pit Band Horror Stories  new
dclarinet 2015-04-27 23:27 
 Re: Pit Band Horror Stories  new
gsurosey 2015-11-04 09:05 
 Re: Pit Band Horror Stories  new
concertmaster3 2015-11-06 17:58 
 Re: Pit Band Horror Stories  new
Jaysne 2016-04-25 19:33 
 Re: Pit Band Horror Stories  new
fromsfca 2016-05-04 05:46 
 Re: Pit Band Horror Stories  new
Jaysne 2016-09-19 23:32 
 Re: Pit Band Horror Stories  new
Mark Cookson 2016-09-21 13:43 

 Avail. Forums  |  Need a Login? Register Here 
 User Login
 User Name:
 Remember my login:
 Forgot Your Password?
Enter your email address or user name below and a new password will be sent to the email address associated with your profile.
Search Woodwind.Org

Sheet Music Plus Featured Sale

The Clarinet Pages
is sponsored by:

For Sale
Put your ads for items you'd like to sell here. Free! Please, no more than two at a time - ads removed after two weeks.

Great reeds available from around the world

Retailers and manufacturers of clarinets, both modern and early replica

Mouthpieces & Barrels
Fine makers of mouthpieces and barrels, from wood to crystal to hard rubber and plastic

Instrument repairs, restorations, adjustments, and overhauls.

Accessories that every clarinetist needs - reed makers and shapers, ligatures, greases, oils, and preservatives ... and more!

Music & Books
CDs, Sheet Music, and some of the greatest reference books ever written!

Services and products too varied to categorize! Repair, recording, news

Major events especially for clarinetists

     Copyright © Woodwind.Org, Inc. All Rights Reserved    Privacy Policy    Contact