...about the Jungaleers

The Clemson Jungaleers Alumni Group is dedicated to the preservation of Big Band music at Clemson University, Clemson, SC. The core of the group is the Jungaleers Dance Orchestra, a student-owned and operated dance band which flourished at Clemson from 1923 until about 1964, interrupted only briefly by WWII. Other Clemson big bands, including the Blue Notes and Brigadeers Orchestras and the Clemson Jazz Ensemble, also contribute members.

The group holds a reunion every year in March or April. This year, 26 players attended our reunion at the Ramada Inn, plus many spouses, family, friends, and supporters.

We also provide music for Alumni Association events such as Annual Class Reunions and Major Donors Weekends.

The Jungaleers Endowment contributes to the Clemson Alumni Association, and proceeds benefit the Clemson Jazz Ensemble.


This picture Click Here was taken at our 1993
Reunion. We all look exactly the same today as when we were in college.

 

Click these links for pictures taken during the 2007 reunion.  These are big files...hope you have a fast connection.

 

2007Fridaylunch.html

 

2007Fridaynight.html

 

2007Saturdaynight.html

Saturday Night 2008 pics by Dana Anderson

MEMBERS

 

MUSIC

The Jungaleers play music from the Big Band era. Our book consists of approximately 150 tunes, carefully selected for their inexpensive availability. Swing, ballads, show tunes, and more modern music intended for "stage" bands are included.

 

If you're interested in Big Band music, drop us a note. We would like to hear from you. At your request, we'll send you an e-mail about next years' reunion. You are welcome to drop in to listen and dance on that Saturday night. Contact the Clemson Jungaleers.

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