Emma came home from school today (2nd grade) very excited. She explained that in music class, they got to play musical instruments.
I asked her what instrument she played. She boasted, “the claves, Dad!”.
“Oh, that sounds like fun”, I said. “In what song did you play the claves?” I asked.
Emma answered, “Stars, Stripes Forever, Dad. Do you know that song?”
“Yes, Emma, I know it well”.
“Have you ever played that song?”
“Yes Emma, about 12,000 times.”
“It was written by John Philip Sousa, Dad”.
“Yes Emma, it sure was”.
Note to self: Get Mom’s violin out of the closet & into Emma’s hands. There is no violin part to Stars & Stripes.