A single clarinet begins the tango, then another joins... soon, the full orchestra takes up the theme.
El Tangois a whimsical tribute to the famous groundhog, Punxsutawney Phil, and his family. After all, they must do something to pass the time until February comes.
El Tango de la Marmotawas originally composed for the Punxsutawney Area High School Marching Band in 2002. The orchestral setting was premiered by the Brecksville-Broadview Heights HS Orchestra, directed by Mr. Steven Cocchiola.