Orchestra pranks their conductor with the Mii Channel Theme instead of a Bach Chorale

1 February 2018, 17:07

The Mii Channel Theme is everywhere at the moment – and right now, it’s trolling Bach and his Chorales. Someone call the 1700s and apologise…

A college orchestra in Lynchburg, Virginia, in the US, managed to pull off this first-rate prank on their musical director.

Dr Stephen Kerr, the Wind Symphony’s unsuspecting director, was ready to hear the Bach Chorale they usually play to warm up at the start of rehearsal.

But instead, they produced a blast of the Mii Channel Theme, originally composed by Kazumi Totoaka, and arranged here by Drew Harris, a fifth-year composition student in the orchestra (bravo, Drew).

This saxophone quartet arrangement of the ‘Wii’ theme is the geekiest throwback ever

“I can honestly say I’ve never, ever, ever heard that before,” the conductor says in the video. “You’re all number one in my book!”

The Wind Symphony is made up of music students – from those in their first year to one who’s studying for a Masters.

We wish all rehearsals started like this, to be honest.