A Brass Choir accompanied our church choir this Easter morning (the 8:45 service was the place to be for this musical joy), and I enjoyed each song the trumpet, tuba, French horn and trombone added to our music. Of course.
On the way home, we discussed which instrument the boys would like to play when they get older. In working to steer Mark away from, "I don't want to play any instrument" or "I want to play the traffic cone" we wandered into the territory of large, low brass.
and, at last...
"I like the sousaphone best," Mark said.
"Why?" I asked.
"Because it's named..."
My mind jumped ahead in dread as I would have to explain the difference between SOUSA and SEUSS-A.
"... after a famous composer, John Philip Sousa," he said proudly.
And with that, I kneel in honor at the feet of Mrs. Saddler
, Mark's music teacher.