No doubt, Chris Botti is one of THE trumpet players on the market today and offers top quality technique, sound and musicality. He was booked for the anthem job and delivered a world class performance. My comment is aimed at the event management that turned the anthem into a sermon instead of a "congregational hymn". In my opinion, there would be no difference regardless if the player was an orchestral, jazz, pop or multitalent. I don't want to see a solo, I want this thing to be sung, accompanied, with the focus on everyone getting involved, participating instead of listening to a world class soloist. What an opportunity-stadium full, world wide TV to proclaim the land of the free, home of the brave. This tune is not about kicking someones [email protected]@, it is about preserverence in times of strife.