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recommended by Jen Sper and Alissa Ruth, School Choral and Classroom Music Specialists

Presenting musicals and programs with your elementary students is a great way to provide performance opportunities for young singers, and to teach valuable performance skills. Try one of these brand new publications with your classes!

leon-510981Arctic Animal Antics by Jill & Michael Gallina
Cool it, friends, and CHILL! It’s time for the annual Snow Ball with a talented group of cold climate friends ready to entertain you. Join hearty polar bears who refuse to take a snooze, good natured arctic terns, hi-falutin’ penguins dressed to the nines and multi-talented seals who are sure to seal the deal! The Singin’ and Swingin’ at the K-2 Chorale Series includes easy-to-stage mini-musicals specifically designed for primary-age students. The all-in-one format features piano/vocal arrangements, scripts with 18 short speaking parts, costumes and staging suggestions and audio access to performance/accompaniment recordings, as well as projectable/printable PDFs of melody sheets, lyric sheets and dialog … all under one cover! Songs include: Out in the Cold, Roly Poly Polar Bears, One Good Tern Deserves Another, The Penguin Ball, Seal the Deal! About 20 minutes. Suggested for grades K-2.

alfred-515598The Great Big Holiday Bake Off by Andy Beck & Brian Fisher
It’s down to the wire and the remaining contestants in our confectionary cooking competition are assigned one final task – fantastic holiday treats! What will it be? Sugar cookies? Hot chocolate? A candy-covered gingerbread house? Minty candy canes? This delicious 30-minute musical delivers all the goodies with scrumptious songs and simple scenes that are guaranteed to satisfy any sweet tooth. Two hosts, a pair of judges, six star bakers, and a chorus of any size are just the right recipe for fun. Complete choreography videos are available for every song, from the tasty opening theme to the festive fruitcake finale! Songs include: The Great Big Holiday Bake Off; Sugar Cookie!; My Ooey-Gooey Cinnamon Bun; Hot Chocolate!; The Candy Cane Twist, Candy-Covered Gingerbread House; Fruitcake. About 30 minutes. Suggested for grades three and up.

leon-513800Holly Jolly Jukebox by John Jacobson & Roger Emerson
Whoa! It’s spooky in this attic! Quick! Let’s find those holiday decorations and get out of here! Hey! Look at this piece of junk. Yikes! It talks … a TALKING JUKEBOX that lights up and plays music? Join in the fun as Holly Jolly Jukebox spins records from the ‘40s to the ‘70s – back to the good ole days of swing, doo wop, beach music and disco! See how the Jukebox learns that we all have something to share no matter how old or “outdated” we think we are. Songs include: Swingin’ Holiday, Doo Wop December, California Christmas, S-A-N-T-A, Something to Share, Jingle Bell Jam. About 35 minutes. Suggested for grades 4-8.

leon-513797On with the Snow! by John Jacobson & John Higgins
If cold weather makes you shiver to and fro, you’ll love our COOL show about friendship and SNOW! Hep 2 3 4! Hep 2 3 4! Here come the Shovelers, ready to go where shovels have never gone before. And now … a BIG round of applause for the stars of our show – those friendly, furry monsters – the Abominable Snowman, and his buddies Bigfoot and Sasquatch with their high-kicking dance moves! Don’t judge a monster by its fur! Learn how real warmth starts from within and can spread like a blizzard when shared with a song! Songs include: It’s Snowtime!; B-r-r-r! (The Shiver Song); Shoveling; Snow Buddies; A Warm Spot in My Heart. About 25 minutes. Suggested for grades 1-3.

Find more fun winter-time options for your elementary students online, or contact us for more information! Shop Stanton’s for all your sheet music needs!

About the Authors:
Jen Sper has been with Stanton’s since 2006. A former middle school and high school choral director, she holds a Bachelor of Music Education degree from Baldwin Wallace College Conservatory of Music. An active choral singer and accompanist throughout the Central Ohio area, she also enjoys good food, running (to counteract the good food…) and the Muppets.

Alissa Ruth began working at Stanton’s in the summer of 2016. She is a former middle and high school choir director and holds a Bachelor of Music in Education degree from Capital University. She is an active choral singer in the Columbus area, and spends her free time running, doing yoga, cooking, and watching Netflix.


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