Category: Musical Mayhem

I Hear The Voices When I’m Dreaming

| Cordoba, Spain | Bizarre/Silly, Musical Mayhem

(Our group of 20+ students is meeting on our second-to-last day, to plan our gifts to the trip leaders and our Power Point back on main campus. We were already getting silly before the assistant trip leader, a very quiet, serious guy, walks in.)

Assistant Leader: “Hey, guys. Sorry to interrupt. [Trip Leader] wants me to get the orders for our dinner out tonight.” *lists entree options, takes show of hands* “Okay, that was all. Carry on.”

Half The Group: *singing* “My wayward son…”

Assistant Leader: *stops on his way out, looking puzzled*

The Rhythm Took Them Over

| Northboro, MA, USA | Musical Mayhem

(We’re doing worksheets in Spanish class, but we’re allowed to talk to each other as we work, and our teacher has put a tape in for us to listen to as well. The song currently playing is Enrique Iglesias’s “Bailamos.” As the song progresses, the chatter slowly dies down, until:)

Entire Class: “BAILAMOOOOOOOS! LET THE RHYTHM TAKE YOU OVER! BAILAMOS! TE QUIERO! AMOR MIO!” *riotous laughter*

(We then went back to working as if nothing had happened.)

Come On Let’s Go Grade ‘A’

| Waterloo, ON, Canada | Bizarre/Silly, Movies & TV, Musical Mayhem, Popular, Teachers

(I am on my way home from an exam, and someone, who I can only assume is a TA from his age, is biking in the opposite direction.)

TA: *in the tune of “Would you like to build a snowman*

“Would you like to fail some students?

It won’t take very long!

It won’t be very hard at all,

You just need to give them zero!”

(I hope he isn’t marking my exam…)

All Heard This Song Before

| IL, USA | Language & Words, Musical Mayhem, Popular, Teachers

(I am a member of my high school’s choir, and ten of us have signed up to audition for a state choir festival. It is the morning of the auditions, five minutes before we are planning to leave, and only six of us have shown up.)

Choir Director: “You know, it just bugs me when these talented kids don’t make the ounce of effort to shine. I mean, how hard is it to just show up and try? I wish these kids would learn some responsibility!”

(She continues in this vein for a while. Finally…)

Me: “Ms. [Director], you’re literally preaching to the choir.”

The Day The Music Died

| USA | Bizarre/Silly, Musical Mayhem, Popular, Students

(In choir, our instructor is letting the seniors sing the beginning of Seize the Day. It’s slower than the rest of the song, so we don’t know what to do with it.)

Teacher: “Come on! You sound like you’re heading to a funeral! Come on! Sing it with energy! With feeling!”

Student #1: “Sing it like you’re going to the funeral of someone you hate.”

(Everyone but the teacher laughs at his comment.)

Teacher: “No! The piece says ‘with hushed determination.’ Sing it as written!”

Student #2: “Oh, right…!  So we should sing it like we’re going to cause the funeral of someone we hate.”

(Again everyone laughs at the tenors’ remarks.)

Teacher: “Bah! No funerals!!”

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