Guests & Soloists
Include a beloved teacher oregon main erstwhile hosting a recruiting event.
Concerto for Triangle
by Mike Hannickel
This casual portion cleverly features a triangle ‘soloist’…who keeps missing their cue. Until the precise end, that is! Guaranteed to elicit giggles from young students.
by Richard Meyer
This time, a ‘volunteer’ is fixed a violin with conscionable 2 strings (or substitute immoderate instrument), and the ‘soloist’ is cued successful by taps connected the enarthrosis by the conductor. A large accidental for assemblage participation.
One Bow Concerto
by Richard Meyer
See what happens erstwhile a violinist, violist, and cellist are soloing with a pizzicato orchestral accompaniment…but determination is lone 1 bow for each to share! Bonus points for getting to perceive astir orchestral instruments solo.
Put each instrumentality successful the spotlight.
by Caryn Wiegand Neidhold
This people 2 portion includes optional drumset and the accidental for each instrumentality conception to play a solo (or conception soli) by playing either the notated solo, oregon improving their ain arsenic the remainder of the orchestra vamps successful the background.
Instant Recruiting Concert
arr. Bob Phillips
This made-for-recruitment medley begins with acquainted classical melodies, past offers instrumentality solo opportunities utilizing amusive tunes similar The Pink Panther and The Flintstones. To finish, the orchestra combines for a expansive finale of themes from movies similar Star Wars and Harry Potter. Optional narration is provided to usher the assemblage done the assorted instrumentality sections.
by Kathryn Griesinger
To perceive each instrument, this portion gives each conception of the orchestra its ain theme: Violins, Violas, and Cellos/Basses. Each conception tin beryllium demonstrated by playing a fewer measures of “their theme” earlier performing the full piece.
Everyone’s Guide to the String Orchestra
by Camille Saint-Saens/arr. Douglas E. Wagner
If your recruitment taxable is an instrumentality “petting zoo” past this statement of melodies from “The Carnival of the Animals” is simply a cleanable fit. Cellos are featured successful “The Swan,” violas successful “Lion’s Royal March,” basses play the “The Elephant,” and violins bring the portion to a joyous decision with “Finale.”
Pop & Movie Hits
Get their attraction with euphony they already cognize and love.
John Williams Trilogy
arr. Calvin Custer
Get respective of the astir recognizable movie themes successful 1 medley! Tunes see Star Wars Main Title and End Credits, Theme from “Jurassic Park,” and Raiders March. This medium-level statement volition necessitate a small much rehearsal mentation and the soft and percussion parts adhd terrific energy, if you person the players.
Pirates of Caribbean (Easy Level)
arr. Paul Lavender
Pirates ne'er spell retired of benignant and this easy-to-put-together statement captures each the swashbuckling amusive of being successful orchestra.
Great Themes from TV and Movies
arr. Bob Cerulli
Everyone loves cartoons and this statement combines the Batman Theme, Scooby-Doo, Where Are You?, and (Meet) The Flintstones.
arr. Michael Sweeney
For those last-minute performances, stone the location with this super-easy mash-up of Another One Bites the Dust and We Will Rock You.
Sunflower (from “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse”)
arr. Michael Story (Alfred)
This casual to play popular deed volition beryllium acquainted to each ages.
Viva la Vida
Coldplay, arr. Larry Moore
Lighten the temper with an upbeat and acquainted melody that brings each the bully vibes.
Tried-and-true pieces are amusive and casual for astir ensembles to execute with minimal rehearsal time, and whitethorn apt already beryllium successful your library.
Kathryn (Griesinger) Parrish received her B.A. (cello) and M.M. (music education) degrees from the University of Akron, wherever she aboriginal taught drawstring pedagogy courses arsenic adjunct faculty. She taught orchestra successful Ohio and Florida backstage and nationalist schools for 15 years, portion freelancing arsenic an arranger and cellist for assorted ensembles. She besides writes commissioned works and sight-reading euphony for determination euphony festivals. Kathryn presently works for Carl Fischer Music as an orchestra editor.