Our spring concert consists of the Elementary Band and Chorus. This year we’re performing music from Broadway. Everything I needed I found in Music Express Magazine. A subscription includes the music, cd with demonstration and performance tracks, as well as other articles, listening maps and play alongs. A subscription currently costs $195.00 for 5 issues. http://www.musicexpressmagazine.com/
Here’s our program:
“Put on a Happy Face” by Lee Adams and Charles Strouse, arr by Tom Anderson for Music Express Magazine Vol. 9#4. From the musical “Bye Bye Birdie.” 2 parts. P.4
“Disney On Broadway,” arr. by Tom Anderson for Music Express Magazine Vol.9#2. The medley includes “The Circle of Life” from “The Lion King” by Elton John and Tim Rice, “Beauty and the Beast” from the musical of the same name, by Alan Menken and Howard Ashman, and “Under the Sea” from “The Little Mermaid” by Alan Menken and Howard Ashman . 2 parts. P.4
“Castle on a Cloud” from the musical “Les Miserables,” by Claude-Michel Schonberg and Herbert Kretzer. Music Express Magazine Vol.9#5. Unison. P.4 “Seasons of Love” from the musical “Rent,” by Jonathan Larson, arr. by Tom Anderson for Music Express Magazine Vol.9#3. P.4
“For Good” by From the musical “Wicked,” byStephen Schwartz , arr. by Tom Anderson for Music Express Magazine, Vol. 9#5. March/April 2009. 2 parts. P.10
I’ve included a link to good introductory video. My chorus is made up of 4th and 5th graders. At the end of the year the 5th graders will move on to middle school, so I’m teaching part 2 to all 5th graders and inviting even non-chorus members to join us for one last song.