In the category of “pretty flipping awesome” a Trumpet teacher collaborated with 100 of his students and a famous trumpeter for an epic rendition of a classic Rocky theme song – all done completely remotely.
Note: we are a travel blog, but since no one is doing much travel right now we are periodically sharing some good news stories with our readers including creative things people are doing to stay busy, including using remote technology, Zoom backgrounds and more.
San Diego based trumpet teacher Tim Saeger recently got creative with his students pulling together an epic compilation of the theme song from the movie Rocky. But Tim had a trick up his sleeve too. Surprise guest Wayne Bergeron, the famous Jazz musician who has also provided music for over 400 TV Shows and Movies agreed to join!
Tim notes “As an audio and video hobbyist and experience doing some multi tracks, I knew I could collaborate with my students on a project that would possibly keep us connected….Thinking of how I could maximize the excitement, I thought a high profile guest artist to play the famous Rocky – Gonna Fly trumpet solo would really be a treat. I reached for the stars and asked the greatest trumpet player I know of to join our project, Wayne Bergeron. Much to my surprise, I received an answer from him shortly, and it was YES!“
Tim kept the surprise from his students who must have been blown away by the guest visit from the famous musician.
Here’s the result, and it’s pretty cool!
We love it and we think it’s amazing the kinds of things that people are doing to stay busy and productive during this unusual time of sheltering in place. Kudos to Tim for making this happen and big ups to Wayne for joining in in the fun!
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