Click  "In the Jungle" for a link to the music and a practice video to help you learn to play this fun song.

(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. 

4-27 Use the fo
ollwing links for videos to aid your practice:
Introduction to Practice Videos
Warm up and Bile Them Cabbage Down
Hot Cross Buns
Au Claire de la Lune
Jingle Bells
Donkey Round
More Songs Coming Soon!

(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

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. 

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

List of all-time favorites to play in the band book:
Accent on Achievement, Book 1.pdf

Here are recordings of the songs handed out before school closed:
(If you do not have the sheet music, please e-mail Mrs. Clarke.)

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