Impromptu
Musician Sneezes Into Trombone During Concert
Poor guy, but it's so hard not to laugh. :)
Eduardo Gaskell
07.21.21

The Salvation Army are dedicated to doing the most good.

They have over 1.5 million members consisting of officers, soldiers, and adherents while serving in 130 countries around the globe.

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These guys do not discriminate and even their mission statement proves just that.

“The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian Church.

Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.”

Which also means not laughing at others.

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See, at a Salvation Army concert in Tiptree, Essex, UK, a man sneezed in to his trombone for everyone to hear.

The best part is that no one reacted.

Not his band mates, the conductor, or even the audience.

Trevor Smith says he wished that the ground had “swallowed him up”.

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Imagine all the days they spent practicing for this concert, only to have something else to talk about after.

Let’s say it. Mr. Smith got roasted after this one.

They all had a good laugh at his expense.

A viewer using the name Ludwig Amadeus Bach commented,

“Imagine having your most embarrassing moment immortalized like this lol”

How fitting is that.

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Judging by the dominant hair color in the audience, those men and women just let the whole note-blast moment go as he was probably someone’s brother or husband.

Had it been a much younger audience, well….

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It’s so nice of a viewer named Goda Pla to share his experience,

As a trombonist, I can strongly say that this has happened to me in an outdoor concert before and someone in the crowd yelled BLESS YOU , so being the nice person i sometimes am i yelled back THANK YOU”

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Hey, it happens. Musicians, singers, athletes, and even politicians have had their moment.

And while there’s nothing wrong with a sneeze, it’s the timing that makes it embarrassing.

Either the stage wasn’t that clean or he didn’t dust his trombone well enough before the concert.

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Smith is now nicknamed “Sneezer” by the band.

He says it was a “freak event” in a 50-year playing career.

“I realised it was coming and I pushed the instrument forward slightly but this sneeze was so violent that the reflex action forced my neck forward and it just fitted perfectly with the mouthpiece and made this horrendous noise.”

Smith shared.

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“It has been wholly surreal. At the time I thought it was horrendous, but the band took it in good spirit; they just carried out as though nothing had happened.

But it has grown exponentially. It has gone around the globe and in America Bill Himes, who wrote the piece “Procession to Covenant”, said on Twitter if he realized such a thing was possible he would have written it in.”

50 years and this is how he’ll remember his career.

At least everyone had a good laugh.

Watch – and listen – to the hilarious moment in the video below!

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By Eduardo Gaskell
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Eduardo Gaskell is a contributor at SBLY Media.
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