A ‘Star-Spangled Banner’ performance on trumpet left the audience at a football game in awe. Trumpet legend Arturo Sandoval took to the field before the game to perform a mind-blowing rendition of the National Anthem.
He played ‘The Star-Spangled Banner’ with exceptionally excellent musical skills that mesmerized the audience present at the location.
He had hit such a high note at the end that gave the chills to the listeners. It was one of the best renditions of the song played on a trumpet ever by any professional musician.
The performance happened before the Virginia Tech Hokies and Cincinnati Bearcats Orange Bowl Game in Miami, Florida. Sandoval played the anthem with great confidence. It was a meaningful performance for him as it was one of his first performances after getting U.S. citizenship.
Sandoval is a Cuban-American jazz trumpeter, pianist, and composer inspired by Clifford Brown, Dizzy Gillespie, and Charlie Parker. He met Dizzy Gillespie in 1977, and with the help of his mentor, he left Cuba and came to the U.S.
Playing the National Anthem meant a lot to him. Anyone who has heard the U.S. National Anthem must know how difficult it is to hit the last notes of the U.S. National Anthem. But, again, this is irrespective of whether you are a musician or not.
Most people lower the key to accommodate the highest notes. Some don’t even have the range to reach the highest notes. However, Arturo Sandoval gave an outstanding performance, quickly hitting the highest notes, making the crowd cheer for him.