Felix Mayerhofer in Potsdam, New York - January, 1957

from Diary of a Young Musician: Final Days of the Big Band Era, pages 276-277:

Being pinned or “engaged to become engaged” to a sorority girl was serious business. The entire fraternity would get together and rehearse a few Cole Porter songs sung in modern four part harmony. We would then serenade the girls outside their dorm windows or sorority houses, standing on encrusted snow in below zero weather singing A cappella. It was the most awesome thing the fraternity did. The choir and boys’ voices were fabulous and I felt like Bing Crosby in a college movie. There’s no doubt in my mind the girls remembered that special occasion the rest of their lives.
cite as

Felix Mayerhofer, Diary of a Young Musician: Final Days of the Big Band Era (2006), p. 276-277. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1423580317609 accessed: 16 July, 2024

location of experience: Potsdam, New York


Felix Mayerhofer
trombonist, Bandmaster, Writer

Listening to

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Cole Porter songs
written by Cole Porter

Experience Information

Date/Time January, 1957
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, outdoors, in public

Originally submitted by hgb3 on Tue, 10 Feb 2015 14:58:37 +0000