Johnny Lee Middleton
learned to play with the middle-school orchestra was
Carol of the Bells.
3 decades later, he’s still playing it. Twice a night.
For 10,000 people at a time.
There’s been a long road in between.
Johnny Lee Middleton’s
musical career began, not playing bass in a rock band,
but as first-chair trumpet in the 6th grade orchestra.
The first song he learned for the fall semester holiday
concert: Carol of the Bells.
But Johnny Lee wasn’t long for playing classical
instrumentals with the brass section. In 10th grade,