So I got a called Wednesday to play the National Anthem at the Portland Trailblazers game on Saturday February 4, 2012. It is one of the simplest songs to play…not that difficult, not a lot of changes nor very high for trumpeters “if done in Bb Concert”. It has always been that one song that gives me the jitters even thou I have played it many times over.
Portland Trailblazers vs. Denver Nuggets • Feb. 4, 2012
Portland Trailblazers vs. Utah Jazz • Jan. 27th 2010
Now its great that I don’t have to sing any words but is the lyrics really that hard to remember? Is it kind of tricky and the pitches hard to reach? We have seen many great singers, musicians, athletes and actors fail so miserably at singer the National Anthem.
Athlete Carl Lewis
Actress Roseanne Barr
Singer Christina Aguilera “sometimes less is more”
I leave you with the Ultimate National Anthem ever. Its hilarious cause I know some of these trumpeters on this video. lol