College Band Pranks Director With Wii Music Instead Of Bach

February 13, 2018

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This is a video of the Liberty University Wind Symphony surprising their band director by playing the Wii's Mii Channel theme music instead of the Bach chorale he was expecting. He clearly enjoys it, lets them finish, and tells them they're all number one in his book afterwards. That is beautiful. I wish I'd been in band in high school or college but I have bad lungs from trying to breathe gasoline (Ironhide said I could be an honorary Transformer if I could) and was too weak to blow a slide whistle or recorder. "You know there are way more instruments than just the slide whistle and recorder." Not if you wanna get all the babes!

Keep going for the video.

Thanks to Jess and lasagne, who agree it's all fun and games until whoever is riding shotgun hits skip when your favorite song comes on.

  • Zachary Zarko

    Having great students makes teaching (and learning) a lot of fun.

  • Jonathan Tippett

    This just proves conductors are not really needed.

  • cardstock

    This is fine, as long as you don't follow it up with a hug lasting longer than 3 seconds or dance to it (both real rules at Liberty).

  • johnkdbell

    This makes my heart do that thing where it starts to flutter and tries to escape my chest cavity and I have to fight it back into me before I die.

  • GeneralDisorder

    I think that's a panic attack.

  • Richard H Sanford

    Frickin' applause all around. To think that they had to hunt down the sheet music, learn it all, and the practice it, all behind his back. Well done, kids. Well fricken done. :'-)

  • bustedgiveadamn

    any university band worth it's salt should be able to read the music by sight, I doubt they practiced it. But still finding the sheet music is impressive. and what a great instructor to have fun and enjoy the surprise.

  • Seems like a great teacher. I love that he checks the music to make sure they're understanding what they're meant to be playing and then encourages them.

  • TheQiwiMan

    Awesome. 😄

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