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Kit Johnson

As a fifth grader at Myrtle Creek (Oregon) Elementary, Kit began his music career on trumpet. But by high school, he had stretched the band director's patience to the max, and he was convinced that switching to an instrument farther from the podium would be in everyone's best interests. In spite of a formidable lobbying effort by the timpani section, Kit moved to tuba.

After two years at the University of Oregon, Kit furthered his “oom-pah” training while serving with the U.S. Army Band in Kaiserslautern, Germany. He entertained unsuspecting Europeans until the authorities got wise and extradited him to the States in 1984. Note: The rumor is unconfirmed that Kit's 1983 performance near the Brandenburg Gate fractured the foundation of the Berlin Wall, setting the stage for its collapse.

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Albums

This Joint is Jumpin'
This Joint is Jumpin'
ScoreKit Press LLC
2005
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