Our city has a symphony that has had the same director for many years. Even though this is not a huge metropolitan area, we are known for our symphony. It is considered quite an honor to have a spot in this orchestra.
One of the things they do every year is put on a special production on New Years Eve. They play songs that are well known by most people and are probably a little bit different than what they play at their regular performances.
One year I won free tickets to hear them perform, and I wasn't disappointed. I am not very musically talented and haven't picked up a musical instrument since 7th grade, but I love listening to the percussion section.
Of all the instruments included in this orchestra, I always listen for the sound of the drums.