Dent-gate? Thune damages tuba

The email arrived with the subject line “Durable,” and we presume that means the tuba.

Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., played tuba at Jones County High School in Murdo, SD.

In the Harold Thune Auditorium in his hometown of Murdo, Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., poses with the tuba he played – and dented – in high school.

In the auditorium named for his dad, Harold, in Murdo, Sen. John Thune visited an old friend late last week. Thune’s office is so far declining to release details of how the dent came to be. The accompanying statement arrived with the photo:

John Thune showing off the tuba he played in the 1970s at Jones County High School — taken in the rafters of the Harold Thune Auditorium in Murdo during tonight’s Jones County Invitational game between Jones and Lyman counties. ┬áThe tuba is still being used and still has the big dent that John put in it.

I never figured Thune for a tuba player, but now I really want to see some photographic evidence from the 1970s. Wouldn’t it be extra awesome if he wore American Hustle-style glasses?

And, oh yeah, inquiring minds need the rest of the dent story.

2 thoughts on “Dent-gate? Thune damages tuba

  1. There’s probably not much of a story. I played tuba in my high school band, also in the 1970s, and I know they’re easy to dent if you’re not careful lying them down.

    • Yes, Darren, you are correct. But this was a future US Senator and we are the media! (If I’m any judge of character, this is as scandalous as Thune’s past is likely to get.)

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