VIDEO: Jeffco music teachers rickroll students with socially distanced jam session

Even though educators across Colorado can’t be in the classroom with their students for a while, Jeffco Public Schools music teachers wanted to let their kids know they’re never going to give them up, let them down or run around and desert them.

A video posted by the school district showed a collaborative jam session with Jeffco music teachers wailing on trumpets, going to town on drums and and a xylophone and busting out violins, among other instruments, to play for their students a socially distanced version of Rick Astley’s “Never Gonna Give You Up” — a rickroll of sorts.

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The video comes as Jeffco prepares to enter its second week of remote learning with schools shuttered across the state in response to the global coronavirus pandemic.

“Jeffco Music teachers want you to know that we miss you, and can’t wait to make music together again,” the school district said in a tweet. “Music connects us—that’s just how we ‘roll’!