Just one month till our super dooper year 5 concert! The kids are performing in groups of 5 or so, playing various things. A little uke band is playing and singing Fly Away, a boys group of ukes, drum, bass xylophone and recorder is playing Dynamite, some girls are playing Love Story on ukes and xylophones, there's Drunken Sailor by a xylophone ensemble, ukes playing Hey Soul Sister, more ukes playing I'm Yours, a couple of uke and percussion ensembles playing the Duck Songs, and two recorder ensembles having a go at the Imperial March (have a listen!)
These groups are in varying stages of readiness. I'm hoping for good things.
Each class will also be doing a full class item. Percussion ensembles. Lots of orff style xylophones etc. My brightest class will be playing Somewhere Over the Rainbow. They got it in about 15 minutes.
My hard working, enthusiastic class will play The Lion Sleeps Tonight (I bought an arrangement from here.)
Joel's class was trickier to find something for. What do you do with a group that's not that great at reading music? One word: Ostinato. One kid has four bars of content. Most others will have one or two. Boring, but... here it is.
I don't know what to do with my need-a-bomb-put-under-them, unenthusiastic class. Ideas?