Wind band performs hilarious slapstick pipe duet with leaky plumbing

February 11, 2021, 12:40 pm | Updated: February 11, 2021, 2:17 pm

Marching band plays a slapstick duet with leaking pipes

Marching band plays a slapstick duet with leaking pipes.

Image: YouTube / The Bands of HM Royal Marines

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If a leaky whistle interrupts your performance, do like the Royal Marines Band Service and turn it into a hilarious duet.

There are many things that can interrupt a live performance, but typically musicians struggle with buzzing cell phones or a stray clap.

For the drummers at the Royal Marines Band Service, it was a dripping pipe that created the distraction.

But when a plumber rushed in to save the show, he discovered that the plumbing actually had some musical potential …

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Of course, the musical sequence is actually a staged slapstick performance by the band.

After all, it was held at the Royal Albert Hall in London, and the last time we checked they did a pretty good job of maintaining their plumbing.

But what he succeeds in is a delightful interlude of good old British humor with a musical twist. And the audience loves it.

By hitting two paddles over several plastic tubes, the handy man can play a surprisingly melodious “Rondo Alla Turca” before the epic duet finale of Rossini’s “William Tell”, which is played alongside the lead percussionist.

Bravo everyone, for brilliant comedy timing …

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