Have You Seen This? Trumpeters play 'Star Wars' theme outside John Williams' house

Posted August 4, 2016
Updated August 5, 2016

GALAXY FAR, FAR AWAY — They say you should never meet your heroes. If that’s true, then you really should never play your hero’s famous movie score outside of his house in the hopes that he'll come out to greet you.

We’re glad two young fellows ignored that train of thought.

In a video posted to YouTube, 13-year-old trumpeter Bryce Hayashi and flugelhorn player Michael Miller decided to play one of the most iconic pieces of cinema: the “Star Wars Theme” by John Williams. Oh, and the venue they chose for this mini-concert was outside of the composer’s home.

For the uninitiated, Williams has written more than one or two of film’s more recognizable melodies. Between “Star Wars,” “Indiana Jones,” “Schindler’s List,” “Harry Potter,” “E.T.” and even the “Olympic Fanfare and Theme,” Williams is prolific, at the very least, and a movie scoring genius at most.

So for Hayashi and Miller to literally trumpet Williams’ work at his house on a fine July day is nothing short of brave.

Luckily for the two musicians, Williams even came out of his house to greet them (at around the 1:24 mark). He seemed perfectly gracious to boot.

Would you have the courage to greet your hero?


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