Over the past week I got to play in the pit orchestra for the Cole Porter show "Anything Goes." Playing the swinging rhythms of 1930's music in the middle of a big band was a new experience for me - and I loved it. With three trumpets, three trombones, five reeds, keys, drums, percussion, guitar, and bass, I felt a little out of my element as the lone violin in the ensemble, but what fun it was!
I told my Grandma and Grandpa about the show in an email, asking if they knew the tunes - songs like "It's De-lovely," "I Get a Kick Out of You," "You'd Be So Easy to Love," and "You're the Top." They wrote back,
"That's our kind of music. We know all of them. Now that is music."
(I want to do it all over again already.)