Most second-year bands have some clarinet players who are comfortable above the break and others who are not. By staying below the break throughout, this light and spirited clarinet section feature lets you give the entire section a bit of the limelight. It’s a perfect vehicle to help your clarinet section learn to shape a phrase, and the cheerful melody lets you program the piece anywhere you like. It’s also a good selection to use to take the pressure off of the brass before a particularly taxing major work. Remind the critically important clarinet section that you value their efforts as much as any other section. Breezy!