Yuki Takeda isn't your average casual whistler. Earlier this month, he returned from the International Whistlers Conference in Louisburg, North Carolina with a third place trophy.
Takeda, a Middlebury College sophomore, has been attending the prestigious whistling conference since 2008, winning first place in teen divisions in 2010 and 2011. He competes in both the classical and popular divisions, but says his favorite thing to whistle is jazz improvization. Back home in Middlebury, he's performing with his jazz quintet at 51 Main from 10 to 12 p.m. tonight.