Jennifer Garner Embraces Her Inner Band Geek for Reese Witherspoon's Birthday

Watch Garner play the saxophone in honor of Witherspoon's 42nd birthday

By Elyse Dupre Mar 22, 2018 7:27 PMTags

Jennifer Garner may not be one to toot her own horn, but she just sent Reese Witherspoon the best birthday message ever.

In honor of Witherspoon's 42nd birthday, the 45-year-old actress dressed up in a marching band uniform and played "Happy Birthday" on the saxophone. The Love, Simon star shared the video of her performance on Instagram Thursday.        

"Hey, @reesewitherspoon! I don't know why you're on my mind today…." Garner wrote captioned the video along with a series of heart, birthday and saxophone emojis. "#happybirthdayfriend."

Once she finished her routine, Garner marched off in true bandleader fashion. Witherspoon was clearly a fan of the 13 Going on 30 star's performance. 

"#1 best birthday message," she wrote.

It shouldn't come as a surprise that Garner knew how to blow the sax. In a 2002 interview with Rolling Stone, Garner revealed she played the saxophone in her high school marching band. So, she's had a bit of practice.

She's also expressed her affinity for marching bands before. In 2017, Garner shared a video of her watching a marching band performance at a Texas A&M football game and captured it "Once a band geek, always a band geek."

While Garner's video will be tough to beat, it isn't the only celebrity birthday message Witherspoon received. She also received shoutouts from her Wrinkle in Time co-star Mindy Kaling and her Big Little Lies co-star Nicole Kidman.

Happy birthday, Reese!

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