I wrote a horn arrangement for one of Jeff Slaughter’s songs from a VBS collection he did with Brentwood-Benson Publishing. The next Christmas, he had this idea for a children’s Christmas musical based around a penguin polar pet park. My friend, Jonathan Crumpton, VP of Brentwood-Benson, called and said, “We’re doing this new musical with Jeff Slaughter and it needs to be big band and recorded live. You want to do it?”
It was, of course, a rhetorical question. I had the awesome privilege of co-arranging this fantastic full big band Christmas musical with Jeff Slaughter for Brentwood-Benson Publishing and it really turned out great. There are some amazing moments in it. And a bunch of super cute ones where the kids dress up in tuxes like penguins. It’s one of those times where you get to be a kid AND a grown up at the same time. I love my job!