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Beethoven loves a sincere pumpkin patch

Before I start, a quick note: there’s a College Night at the Meyerhoff this evening at 8 pm. Ten bucks gets you the “Symphonic Fairytales” concert and a free reception afterwards, plus you can buy alcohol. What’s not to love?

With that out of the way, it’s time to save your Halloween! Need a costume idea? Don’t want to be Witch no. 87 at the party? Do you want an ensemble that draws attention to your tinnitus? There’s no need to fear, Schroeder is here!


I tried and tried to find a picture of Schroeder holding one of his “X DAYS UNTIL BEETHOVEN’S BIRTHDAY” signs, but it wasn’t appearing with specific searches and I wasn’t about to sift through the entirety of the Peanuts comics. If you don’t remember him doing this, you’ll just have to trust me.

You will need:

  1. A striped shirt
  2. Black shorts
  3. White socks and brown or white shoes
  4. Piece of poster board
  5. Permanent marker
  6. Yardstick
  7. Masking tape or something to affix the yardstick to the poster

To accrue bonus points:
Tiny piano
Bust of Beethoven
Chick dressed as Lucy

The first three are clothing items. Remove whatever you’re wearing and put these on. Good job.

Okay, now lay out your poster board on a flat surface. Before we can write on it, we need to figure out how many days until Beethoven’s birthday, and by “we” I of course mean “me.” Assuming we’re working from the December 16th theory, on Halloween there will be 46 days until Beethoven’s birthday. Take your permanent marker and write this on your poster board, and then attach it to the yardstick.

Fantastic. Now you are free to wander the night with your sign and possibly your tiny piano. My work here is done.


About Jenn

Despite being the former digital marketing intern at the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Jenn German does not like Mozart. Beethoven could've totally beaten him up. Also she has an arts management graduate degree from American University, but this changes nothing.



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