If a musician tells you blowing into a 25-pound tuba helps manage your asthma, he’s not just blowing hot air.
With proper management, physicians agree that a key goal for many patients is to not let asthma interfere with regular activities, whether it’s running, gardening – or even playing the tuba.
Lisa is joined by Brendan Bohnhorst and Dr. David Slade talk about asthma and playing the tuba!
Brendan Bohnhorst joined the Holland Symphony Orchestra as principal tuba in 2009. He is currently the low brass instructor at Aquinas College in Grand Rapids Michigan. Brendan made his solo debut with the Holland Symphony in 2011 and was a featured artist again for the HSO in a performance of “Tubby the Tuba” in 2014. His musical career has taken him to twelve countries and all across the United States. He has been a featured soloist with multiple collegiate and preparatory orchestras and bands throughout the state of Michigan. His solo and chamber music recitals include performances at the prestigious Storm King School in New York, the Jekyll Island Club in Georgia, and the Steinway recital hall in Chicago. As a student, he attended both Grand Valley State University and McGill University as well as participating in the Bayview music festival and the Hawaii Performing Arts festival. While living in Canada he was given the opportunity to record for the Canadian Broadcast Company and his playing can be heard on commercials for radio and television.