There’s a certain level of gall required to play music outside someone’s house at the best of times, but when it’s the composer of the soundtracks to Star Wars, E.T., Jurassic Park, Indiana Jones, Home Alone, Superman, Harry Potter, Close Encounters of the Third Kind and more – and you’re just a 13-year-old trumpeter, for god’s sake – you’d expect a little timidity.
Not so with Bryce Hayashi, the kid in the below video, who merrily trumpeted main theme from Star Wars outside John Williams’ own home until the 84-year-old left his house and came to meet him. Alongside Bryce was a guy called Michael Miller, who was playing an instrument we honestly haven’t made up that’s known as a flugelhorn.
As Williams comes out to shake both their hands, he says “I started to listen and thought they’d never make it – but they did it!” Erm, thanks? Whatever – this was the day that Bryce Hayashi got to meet a musical legend, all thanks to a talent he’s obviously been nurturing. If that inspires you to learn the trumpet and go play it outside John Williams’ house, then good on you.