Hear ye, hear ye!
The 10 commandments of (bad) trumpet players doth follow!
#1 Thou shalt introduce thineself thus: “Hi, my name is ____, I’m better than you”
#2 Thou shalt play screamers in the warmup room to impress thine colleagues
#3 Thou shalt bore thy neighbour with stories of “How Maynard used to do it…” ad nauseum
#4 Thou shalt play louder than the rest of the ensemble combined
#5 Thou shalt ‘hang-over’ at the end of every chart
#6 Thou shalt inspect thy neighbour’s mouthpiece and horn without permission
#7 Thou shalt blame mistakes on sticky valves
#8 Thou shalt swap mouthpieces at least twice per chart
#9 Thou shalt practice from the lead book if hired to play a section part
#10 Thou shalt… (use the comment for below to add your own “trumpet player commandments” )