Listen to Mr. Clark & His Big Band

At the party celebrating the launch of Mr. Clark’s Big Band, Jamie Clark led the current middle school members of his jazz band as well as jazz band alums in a rousing rendition of “Groovin’ Hard.”

The alums, who had no rehearsals before the party, used their muscle memory from their middle school years to play what’s now considered a Big Band standard, a piece they hadn’t played in years. Several of them gave up playing musical instruments after leaving Trottier’s Middle School and their beloved music teacher, Mr. Clark.

As he thanked those who attended the book launch party, Mr. Clark spoke eloquently about the importance of risk-taking teaching and being able to work in such a supportive environment.

One thought on “Listen to Mr. Clark & His Big Band

  1. Ellen O'Hare Powell says:

    Wow! I remember how well the middle schoolers performed under Jamie’s excellent tutelage. Amazing, keep up the good work Jamie… there’s still many kids who need a little jazz in their souls.

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