Oh to be the whip cracker…

As a kid this tune, performed by the Boston Pops on dads stereo, meant Christmastime was fast approaching. Later in high school band practice, playing this tune meant it was only October as we had to prepare early. Both as a kid and a high schooler it was always a favorite. I do have to say that when actually performing in the high school band it was always a joy. It’s just plain fun.
Crack that whip!

The Boston Pops / John Williams – Sleigh Ride – Live

5 thoughts on “Oh to be the whip cracker…

  1. What a delightful way to start the day! Thank You! I played in the band for a couple of years in middle school. A complex topic for me.

  2. One of my faves too! Watching the video, though, it occurred to me that it must have been a huge job for the person who pinned all those rose corsages on the orchestra before the performance. They are all perfectly placed!

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