Recommended by Dan Clark, Orchestra Specialist
School orchestra directors, it’s time to think about programming your recruitment concerts for your elementary school students! Here are some new and standard pieces you should consider for recruiting that are easy to work up for your high school string orchestra and will be exciting and enthralling to your elementary prospects.
STRING SECTION FEATURES
NEW from the Lego Movie
SOM01010 – Themes from Harry Potter – arr. Paul Cook
04626198 – Duelin’ Fiddles – by Arthur Smith
Fiddling takeoff on Duelin’ Banjos
04490086 – Orange Blossom Special – by Ervin Rouse
Perennial bluegrass favorite
ST6276 – Allegro con Brio – arr. John O’Neill
Famous first movement of Beethoven’s Fifth
SO328C – London Symphony – J. Woolstenhulme
Very playable rendition of the Haydn masterpiece
12774 – Eine Kleine Nachtmusic – arr. Merle J. Isaac
Why not pick up a fresh copy of this standard?
Dan Clark has worked at Stanton’s since 1979, primarily with orchestra music and print promotions. A “working” musician, he’s a classical cellist, a rock & jazz bassist and a folk & country guitarist/singer. His free time is spent with family or reading, gardening, cycling and working puzzles. He also has a reputation as a pretty good joke teller. Seriously.