by Teresa Jennings, Paul Jennings and John Riggio.
If you have tried them with your classes, you know what teachers everywhere are saying – BoomwhackersÆ are fun! Kids love to play them and just can’t get enough of them once they have started. That’s why these tuned plastic tubes have become such a huge success in music classrooms all over the country. While they are great tools for learning in many ways, they are ideal for adding lots of spark and energy to a performance. That’s why we’ve asked the creative writers behind Music K-8 magazine to work their magic on these eight new settings of American standards. All of the arrangements are carefully structured to work with young players, and while most are designed to work with one or more sets of Diatonic BoomwhackersÆ, some arrangements use the Chromatic Add-ons or have optional second parts to include more players and expand learning possibilities. Several of the arrangements come with two different parts: one simpler and diatonic, and one more complex.
All of the songs are included on the Performance/Accompaniment CD, though some songs can easily be performed with just BoomwhackersÆ and simple classroom percussion. As you would expect from Plank Road Publishing, the recordings are of the highest quality, featuring world-class performers playing real instruments. Your students will be playing along with a full orchestra, a bluegrass group, a marching band, or a chamber group, as dictated by the tune.
This unique collection includes:
You’re A Grand Old Flag
On Top Of Old Smoky
Marines’ Hymn (From The Halls Of Montezuma)
Home, Sweet Home
The Stars And Stripes Forever
Add more life to your classroom and to performances year-round with these exuberant arrangements. Your students will thank you for it with their joy and learning. And don’t forget: These great arrangements work well with any solo instrument, especially Orff and simple keyboard percussion instruments… and lyrics are provided for all songs!
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