Posted by: Abby Rhodes | March 1, 2010

“It’s bound to happen . . .”

In the years since he graduated from WIU, Dr. David Miller has spent more time using medical instruments than musical ones.  But he dusted off his trumpet last weekend for the first Brazil tour rehearsal, and he is looking forward to fulfilling multiple responsibilities during the trip.  When introduced to his fellow travelers before Sunday’s rehearsal started, he wasted no time in addressing what’s likely to be one part of our Brazil experience:  diarrhea.  Thankfully, we have the good fortune of having a trumpet player turned physician there to supply any meds that may be necessary.   And Dr. Miller comes prepared to handle challenges both medical and musical.

“When I was passing out the music, I said, ‘If there’s anything there that’s too difficult, don’t worry about it,’ and he said, ‘Oh, none of it’s going to be too difficult,'” said Wind Ensemble director Dr. Mike Fansler following Sunday’s rehearsal.

Would you expect any less confidence from a trumpet player?!

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