Student [15 minutes before band concert at a different school]: Mr. Baumgartner, do you have a trumpet I can use? I forgot mine at school. And I need a mouthpiece too, because I dropped mine in the snow somewhere in front of school and couldn't find it.
My money's on him purposely losing the mouthpiece to try getting out of playing...
I have been teaching music across the Twin Cities since 2011. Along with seeing students grow as musicians and people, one of the joys of teaching is the ridiculous things my students say.