In honor of Southern California's recent earthquake I'd like to present this video of Tex Beneke and the Glenn Miller Orchestra performing In the Mood. You're right, there's no logical connection between the two.
Watch for two wonderful moments.
The one - an aerial trick by the trombones. I wish the french horn player would do it too.
The other - a textbook example of how not to overuse a full string section.
Here's another video of In the mood which impresses me a lot more. (Even if they do occasionally move their hands in the wrong direction when imitating a trombone slide.)
Mood Tags: In the mood. . . orchestration. . . video