News & Views Wednesday, October 01, 2014

Category: Choreography

“Reaching for the Stars!” 31 December, 2013

Do you need help creating exciting choreography for your choir? If so, you’ll want to join the thousands of choral directors across the country that have discovered Alfred Publishing’s popular movement DVDs! Featuring the creative talents of Sally K. Albrecht and Andy Beck, these DVDs are a quick and easy way to add simple yet effective choreography to your concerts. Perfect for elementary, middle school or high school choirs, each DVD features movement suggestions for about 12 Alfred choral titles.

The newest DVD in the series is Reaching for the Stars!, which features such choral arrangements as “Blizzard on the Way,” “Listen to My Song,” “Rhythms of One World,” “Splish Splash” and ”Yesu Ni Wangu.” Here’s a preview:

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Previously released DVDs from Alfred include: Lift Me Up!, Showbiz!, Danza!, Follow Me to the Top!, Hooray for Hollywood!, In the Spotlight!, On with the Show!, On the Stage!, Put on a Show!, Razzamatazz!, Showtime!, Step by Step and That’s Entertainment! Check out them all for great choreography ideas, or contact Stanton’s Sheet Music for more information.

LESS THAN 1 MONTH – Hal Leonard Reading Sessions! 05 July, 2013

logo JJWStanton’s Sheet Music is pleased to invite you to our 2013 “John Jacobson Workshop” on August 1st and “Joy of Singing” on August 2nd – two full days of the best new music from Hal Leonard!

John Jacobson Workshop
Thursday 8/1/2013, 9:00 am-4:00 pm
Columbia Heights UMC
REGISTRATION: $60.00 teacher/$40.00 student, Both fees include lunch

logo JOSJoy of Singing
Friday 8/2/2013, 9:00 am-4:00 pm
Columbia Heights UMC
REGISTRATION: $50.00 (includes lunch)

Register now online, or contact us at 1-800-426-8742 or choral@stantons.com for more information.

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Get Ready for “Joy of Singing” and the “John Jacobson Workshop!” 05 June, 2013

logo JJWStanton’s Sheet Music is pleased to invite you to our 2013 “John Jacobson Workshop” on August 1st and “Joy of Singing” on August 2nd – two full days of the best new music from Hal Leonard!

John Jacobson Workshop
Thursday 8/1/2013, 9:00 am-4:00 pm
Columbia Heights UMC
REGISTRATION: $60.00 teacher/$40.00 student, Both fees include lunch

logo JOSJoy of Singing
Friday 8/2/2013, 9:00 am-4:00 pm
Columbia Heights UMC
REGISTRATION: $50.00 (includes lunch)

Register now online, or contact us at 1-800-426-8742 or choral@stantons.com for more information.

Shop Stanton’s for all your sheet music needs!

Register TODAY – Hal Leonard Reading Sessions 03 May, 2013

logo JJWStanton’s Sheet Music is pleased to invite you to our 2013 “John Jacobson Workshop” on August 1st and “Joy of Singing” on August 2nd – two full days of the best new music from Hal Leonard!

John Jacobson Workshop
Thursday 8/1/2013, 9:00 am-4:00 pm
Columbia Heights UMC
REGISTRATION: $60.00 teacher/$40.00 student, Both fees include lunch

logo JOSJoy of Singing
Friday 8/2/2013, 9:00 am-4:00 pm
Columbia Heights UMC
REGISTRATION: $50.00 (includes lunch)

Register now online, or contact us at 1-800-426-8742 or choral@stantons.com for more information.

Shop Stanton’s for all your sheet music needs!

“Joy of Singing” and “John Jacobson Workshop” 2013! 05 April, 2013

logo JJWStanton’s Sheet Music is pleased to invite you to our 2013 “John Jacobson Workshop” on August 1st and “Joy of Singing” on August 2nd – two full days of the best new music from Hal Leonard!

John Jacobson Workshop
Thursday 8/1/2013, 9:00 am-4:00 pm
Columbia Heights UMC
REGISTRATION: $60.00 teacher/$40.00 student, Both fees include lunch

logo JOSJoy of Singing
Friday 8/2/2013, 9:00 am-4:00 pm
Columbia Heights UMC
REGISTRATION: $50.00 (includes lunch)

Register now online, or contact us at 1-800-426-8742 or choral@stantons.com for more information.

Shop Stanton’s for all your sheet music needs!

2013 “John Jacobson Workshop” and “Joy of Singing” 04 March, 2013

Stanton’s is pleased to invite you to our 2013 “John Jacobson Workshop” on August 1st and “Joy of Singing” on August 2nd – two full days of the best new music from Hal Leonard!

logo JJWJohn Jacobson Workshop
Thursday 8/1/2013, 9:00 am-4:00 pm
Columbia Heights UMC
REGISTRATION: $60.00 teacher/$40.00 student, Both fees include lunch
Wear your comfy clothes and tennis shoes because you’re gonna get a workout! Recharge your battery, renew your enthusiasm and review the best new titles for show choir with the master of choreography, John Jacobson and special guest, Cristi Cary Miller. You will receive all the music and choreography notes for at least 20 complete routines. (Students attending this session will not receive a music packet. )

logo JOSJoy of Singing
Friday 8/2/2013, 9:00 am-4:00 pm
Columbia Heights UMC
REGISTRATION: $50.00 (includes lunch)
Stanton’s has hosted this session for almost 30 years! Music for all levels of choral ensembles – elementary through adult – will be presented by clinicians Mark Brymer, Mac Huff, John Jacobson and Cristi Cary Miller. Each director will receive a packet of new music valued at over $150.00 containing arrangements suitable for both school and community choirs. You’ll have ample time to browse Stanton’s on-site store and chat with the clinicians throughout the day.

Register now online, or contact us at 1-800-426-8742 or choral@stantons.com for more information.

“Lift Me Up!” 22 January, 2013

Do you need help creating exciting choreography for your choir? If so, you’ll want to join the thousands of choral directors across the country that have discovered Alfred Publishing’s popular movement DVDs! Featuring the creative talents of Sally K. Albrecht and Andy Beck, these DVDs are a quick and easy way to add simple yet effective choreography to your concerts to your concerts. Perfect for elementary, middle school, or high school choirs, each DVD features movement suggestions for about 12 Alfred choral titles.

The newest DVD in the series is Lift Me Up!, which features such choral arrangements as “Green Eggs and Ham,” “Moses and Daniel,” “A Pocketful of Rhymes,” “Super Santa!” and “Sparklejollytwinklejingley.” Here’s a preview:

Previously released DVDs from Alfred include: Showbiz!, Danza!, Follow Me to the Top!, Hooray for Hollywood!, In the Spotlight!, On with the Show!, On the Stage!, Put on a Show!, Razzamatazz!, Showtime!, Step by Step and That’s Entertainment! Check out them all for great choreography ideas, or contact us for more information.

THIS WEEK is Stanton’s “School Choral Week!” 30 July, 2012

Join us August 1-4 for four days of new music reading sessions and workshops, jam-packed with great new publications and teaching tips to get you ready for the new school year!

ELEMENTARY GENERAL MUSIC CLINIC
Wednesday 8/1/2012, 9:00 am-12:30 pm

JOHN JACOBSON WORKSHOP
Thursday 8/2/2012, 9:00 am-4:00 pm

JOY OF SINGING
Friday 8/3/2012, 9:00 am-4:00 pm

STANTON’S SUPER SESSION
Saturday 8/4/2012, 9:00 am-4:00 pm

Pre-registration is now closed, but there’s still plenty of spots available for those who wish to register at the door for each event! Contact us at choral@stantons.com or 1-800-426-8742 for more details.

Come Sing and Dance with Us! 15 June, 2012

Do you want to make the most of your time when planning for your new school year? Take advantage of two full days of the best new choral music from Hal Leonard!

Register today, either online, by email or by calling 1-800-426-8742. We look forward to seeing you there!

REGISTER NOW for the “John Jacobson Workshop!” 23 April, 2012

John Jacobson Workshop
DATE/TIME: Thursday 8/2/2012, 9:00 am-4:00 pm
LOCATION: Franklin County Veterans Memorial
REGISTRATION FEE: $60.00 per teacher.
Students may attend this session for $40.00, however students WILL NOT receive a music packet/choreography DVD. Both fees include lunch.

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Wear your comfy clothes and tennis shoes because you’re gonna get a workout! Recharge your battery, renew your enthusiasm and review the best new titles for show choir with the master of choreography, John Jacobson and special guest, Roger Emerson. You will receive all the music and choreography notes for 20 complete routines and a DVD of some of the titles covered in this session.

Put Some SHOW in Your CHOIR! 21 March, 2012

The author of best-selling Icebreakers and Icebreakers 2, Valerie Lippoldt Mack reflects on her career as music educator, dancer, and musician and shares valuable knowledge and experience with you in Putting the SHOW in CHOIR. Full of tips and suggestions for successful auditions, choreography, staging and lights, costumes, programming, rehearsal suggestions, budgeting, public relations and more, this resource is a must for every concert, jazz, or show choir director!

For more resources to help you put on the best performance you can, please contact us!

Mark Your Calendar for Stanton’s Reading Sessions! 16 March, 2012

Featuring talented clinicians from major publishers, Stanton’s summer choral clinics are a fantastic way to jump-start your school year! We always look forward to visiting with our regular customers, matching up faces with names of new attendees, and meeting teachers new to Stanton’s from across the country.

Mark your calendar for these dates:

  Elementary/General Music Clinic
Wednesday August 1, 2012
Clinician: Greg Gilpin
  The John Jacobson Workshop
Thursday August 2, 2012
Clinicians: John Jacobson & Roger Emerson
  The Joy of Singing
Friday August 3, 2012
Clinicians: Christine Bass, Roger Emerson, Mac Huff John Jacobson
  Stanton’s Super Session
Saturday August 4, 2012
Clinicians: Andy BeckGreg Gilpin & Jen Sper

Also in August 2012:

  Sacred Choral Reading Session
Saturday August 11, 2012
Clinician: Lloyd Larson
(no pre-registration for this session)
  Excellence in Choral Literature
Saturday August 25, 2012
Clinician: James Gallagher

Registration will open April 1st. For more detailed information regarding any of these clinics, contact the choral department at 1-800-426-8742, extension 1.

Classroom Movement Activities from Artie Almeida 10 November, 2011

One of the new titles featured on our August Elementary General Music Clinic that we just love is Artie Almeida’s ”Parachutes and Ribbons and Scarves, Oh My!” from Heritage Music Press. Check out the video below of Artie leading an elementary class in one of the fun activities featured in the book:

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Come and Dance with John Jacobson! 10 June, 2011

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Stanton’s Sheet Music invites you to the 2011 John Jacobson Workshop–wear your comfy clothes and tennis shoes because you're gonna get a workout! Recharge your battery, renew your enthusiasm and review the best new titles for show choir with the master of choreography, John Jacobson and special guest, Mac Huff. You will receive all the music and choreography notes for 20 complete routines and a DVD of some of the titles covered in this session. Contact us for more information, or register online NOW!

Do You Need a Little “Showbiz”? 27 May, 2011

Do you need help creating exciting choreography for your choir.  If so, you'll want to join the thousands of choral directors across the country that have discovered Alfred Publishing's popular movement DVDs!  Featuring the creative talents of Sally K. Albrecht and Andy Beck, these DVDs are a quick and easy way to add simple yet effective choreography to your concerts.  Perfect for elementary, middle school, or high school choirs, each DVD features movement suggestions for about 12 Alfred choral titles.

The newest DVD in the series is Showbiz!, which features such choral arrangements as “Get Happy,” “If I Only Had a Brain,” “Santa Mash-up,” “Tama Tu,” and “The Time Warp.” Here’s a preview:

Click here to watch video

Previously released DVDs from Alfred include: Danza!, Follow Me to the Top!, Hooray for Hollywood!, In the Spotlight!, On with the Show!, On the Stage!, Put on a Show!, Razzamatazz!, Showtime!, Step by Step, and That's Entertainment!  Check out them all for great choreography ideas, or contact us for more information.

Register NOW for the “John Jacobson Workshop!” 09 May, 2011

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Stanton’s Sheet Music invites you to the 2011 John Jacobson Workshop–wear your comfy clothes and tennis shoes because you're gonna get a workout! Recharge your battery, renew your enthusiasm and review the best new titles for show choir with the master of choreography, John Jacobson and special guest, Mac Huff. You will receive all the music and choreography notes for 20 complete routines and a DVD of some of the titles covered in this session. Contact us for more information, or register online NOW!

Pre-Register NOW for “School Choral Week” 2011 16 March, 2011

Featuring talented clinicians from several major publishers, Stanton's summer choral clinics are a fantastic way to jump-start your school year! We always look forward to visiting with our regular customers, matching up faces with names of new attendees, and meeting teachers new to Stanton's from across the country.

Mark your calendar for these dates:

Elementary/General Music Clinic
Wednesday August 3, 2011
Clinician: Cheryl Lavender

The John Jacobson Workshop
Thursday August 4, 2011
Clinicians: John Jacobson & Mac Huff

The Joy of Singing
Friday August 5, 2011
Clinicians: Rollo Dilworth, Mac Huff, John Jacobson, Stan McGill & Audrey Snyder

Stanton's Super Session
Saturday August 6, 2011
Clinicians: Greg Gilpin, Mary Lynn Lightfoot, & Jen Sper 

Also in August 2011:

Sacred Choral Reading Session
Saturday August 13, 2011
Clinician: Mark Hayes
(no pre-registration for this session)

Excellence in Choral Literature
Saturday August 27, 2011
Clinician: James Gallagher

Register NOW online, or for more detailed information regarding these any of these clinics, contact the choral department at 1-800-426-8742, extension 1.

Double Dream Hands! 04 February, 2011

Have you seen Stanton’s friend John Jacobson online lately? His choreography for “Planet Rock” (a.k.a. Double Dream Hands) has quickly become an internet sensation! In addition to the original, there are many copy-cat and tribute videos appearing on youtube. John himself was recently on the Ellen DeGeneres show to lead her whole staff in this upbeat dance number.

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You can purchase the sheet music for “Planet Rock” and print it right from your own computer using Stanton’s Digital Delivery. Find out more about John and his infectious dance on the official Hal Leonard site. To meet John in person, mark your calendar for Thursday, August 4th 2011, and plan to attend Stanton’s John Jacobson Workshop. Keep up the great work John!

Stanton's Travels Continue! 01 February, 2011

After our trips to Rochester, Grand Rapids and Cincinnati, Stanton’s has one more stop on our convention circuit – next week we’ll be heading to Louisville for the Kentucky Music Educators Association Conference!

In Louisville, you’ll find us in the exhibition hall under the big, blue Stanton’s balloon. Stop by for all your music needs, or to give us a good restaurant recommendation! Contact us this week if you have any special requests for the music we’ll choose to fill our large booth.

Season 2 Premiere of “GLEE” 21 September, 2010

Get ready, all you “Gleeks” out there!  The Fox TV hit “Glee” premieres its second season tonight!  We've been keeping you updated on all the sheet music available from the show (check out our previous posts) - and here's the very latest as we usher in Season 2!

From the “Power of Madonna” episode comes the 5½ minute medley Express Yourself: The Music of Madonna, featuring “Express Yourself,” “Open Your Heart” and “Like a Prayer.”  Also check out the single arrangement of Like a Prayer, arranged by Mark Brymer, and Vogue, arranged by Andy Beck.

Now available from the “Home” episode is an Andy Beck and Michael Spresser arrangement of the incredible ballad Home from “The Wiz.”  Performed by the inimitable Kristin Chenoweth in this episode, your choir will love the soaring melodies and rich harmonies of this arrangement.

The episode “Dream On” featured the timeless song Dream a Little Dream of Me, now available in a lovely arrangement by Jay Althouse.

The season finale “Journey” brought New Directions to their regional competition, where they featured the music of Journey.  With your choir, check out the 5½ minute medley Any Way You Want It: Journey's Greatest Hits, featuring “Faithfully,” “Any Way You Want It,” “Lovin' Touchin' Squeezin'” and “Don't Stop Believin'.”  Also available is a single arrangement of Faithfully by Alan Billingsley.

Looking for more music from “Glee?”  Contact us!