Regular readers of Horn Matters know that Bruce Hembd and I both count Verne Reynolds among our former teachers. In an prior article I highlighted ten things I learned from Reynolds, and from that article you will note that, at least in the time frame we were at Eastman, he was certainly a stern, “old school” horn teacher.
Somewhere between then and now the “Hornist Hamsters” meme was created. There is an entire website devoted to these memes, in fact.
I have posted in Horn Matters a couple memes I generated on this theme previously, and I recently set a few of the words of Verne Reynolds with this meme. As memes go I think they are pretty effective ones, such as the following example:
With that, the following is a small collection of similar memes, respectfully submitted in memory of a man very significant in my life. They are all either direct quotes from his book The Horn Handbook or things he said in lessons around the time we were in school. Enjoy!