Wednesday, March 28, 2007

the bass trombone

I got a phone call today from Professor Jamie Nix, former director of the Michigan Marching Band. The College Band Directors National Association Conference is taking place over the next few days, and the Florida International University band director's bass trombone was stolen at the Miami International Airport.

This is, of course, a geeky retaliation for the infamous brawl that took place during the football season.

"Now, that's what I'm talking about," Thomas said as the brawl raged out of control. "You come into our house, you should get your behind kicked. You don't come into the [Miami-Dade County International Airport] playing that stuff. You're across the ocean over there. You're across the city. You can't come over to our place talking noise like that. You'll get your butt beat. I was about to go down the elevator to get in that thing."

So I was summoned to save the day. (Nevermind the fact that the performance majors need theirs daily.) Some University professor will be honking away on my bass trombone starting at 9am tomorrow.

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