(5-4) It is marching season! Check out the Pasadena City College Honor Band that follows the Herald Trumpets performing in the 2019 Tournament of Roses Parade. They are playing "It Don't Mean a Thing if it Ain't Got that Swing", by Duke Ellington. Here is another short video of Duke Ellington's Band playing the song in 1943. (Duke Ellington plays the piano.) Notice the brass players using plungers and the improvised solos inspired by the melody. 

Continue to practice  songs from your band book and next year's All State Honor Band audition materials. 

(4-27) Take a look at this energetic band video
What is that instrument in the top right corner?

Instrument Challenge #2 - Dress in a school appropriate costume and play a song, on your instrument, for your family members. You may choose to send a picture, video, or audio recording to kclarke@ptschools.org

Instrument Challenge # 1 - In an email to Mrs. Clarke, send an audio or video recording of yourself playing an instrument in an unusual location of your home. 

Check out the new Leadership University Activities added each week.

If you do not have your instrument with you, or music to play, please e-mail me, kclarke@ptschools.org, and I will try to get it to you.

List of all-time favorites to play in the band book:
Accent, Book 2.pdf

Here are recordings of the music last handed out. (If you do not have this sheet music, please e-mail Mrs. Clarke.) 

Voodoo Dance https://www.jwpepper.com/Voodoo-Dance/2418069.item#/  
The Pink Panther https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X-F8nPWXZnc This recording includes an improvised sax solo. We could also add that with any player in our band who wanted to play a solo.
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