A Boy Band

What do you call a group of four musicians?

Robbie stood up in class today and played a perfect rendition of the nursery rhyme London Bridge Is Falling Down. It was only his third week of learning the harmonica and he did really well.

“What do we call one musician playing alone?” asked the teacherLots of hands went up. The teacher pointed to one child. “Solo!” came the answer. “That’s quite right, well done you, and well done Robbie for being our very first soloist!” replied the teacher.

Solo, duo, trio and….

“So what would we call a group of two musicians”, asked the teacherJust a few hands went up. The teacher pointed to another child. “A duo!” came the answer. “That’s quite right, well done you!” replied the teacher. “And a group of three?” continued the teacher, pointing to the only raised hand. “A trio?”  “That’s correct, very well done”, said the teacher

Finally the teacher asked the name for a group of four musicians. There was silence. Then suddenly from the back of the class, “Ooh, ooh, I know, I know”, came the response from just one boy, desperately waving his hand. “Yes Charlie?” asked the teacher. “It’s called a Boy Band!” replied Charlie, looking very pleased with himself.

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