Band director: This is Mr. Baumgartner. He's filling in for [normal director].
Student: He looks like his brother too. I mean...*mumbles "[normal director]"*
Was teaching students how to read music at the tables in the cafeteria today, and...
Student 1: Mr. Baumgartner, will you arm wrestle me???
Student 2 (to Student 1): You don't want to arm wrestle him, he'll destroy you! Do you see how buff his arms are from playing trombone???
It's not from playing trombone, kid...
Deep life-question of the day (one student to another): Are you a Pokémon?
Student: Your voice sounds like an actor's voice.
Another Student (later): Your shirt makes you look like a janitor.
I guess I have options if music doesn't work out for me?
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.