I had a blast visiting libraries all over the front range of Colorado last year and last week I kicked off another great year with a lovely group of children and their families at the Schlessman Family Library in Denver . It was wonderful to see parents helping their children explore the instruments I brought along and even help them make their own. We talked all about instruments that are played when you STRIKE, SHAKE OR SCRAPE them.
Setting parents at ease at the very beginning on our time together is important to me. It’s not our job to be musicians in front of our children. It’s our job to be musical risk-takers. Whether we are listening to new kinds of music or putting ourselves out there with a little lyrical or instrumental improvisation when the mood hits, our children are watching us. They are learning from us and it’s so important to model a love and curiosity about all kinds of music.
On top of my visits to Colorado libraries, I’m thrilled to continue working with Scott Johnson on his social musical initiative World Singing Day. I love working alongside his wonderful team of enthusiastic kind hearted people.
Wish I was visiting your local library? Let your librarian know about me. I’d love to come and share my enthusiasm about music with your community.
Enjoying this wintry day. Stay ENTHUSIC out there!
I started writing a rather lengthy note about the power of singing together… but alas, I realized I’d probably be preaching to the choir. So.. I’ll cut right to the chase with you on this.
I want to encourage you to host a public sing-along or caroling event in your home, work place, school or community this holiday season.
Working as the event coordinator for this year’s World Singing Day global sing-along event this past October, I witnessed first hand, the joy that takes place when people gather to sing together to celebrate our common humanity. Sometimes, (actually, more often than not!) we should all sing just for the joy of it!
To get started with your holiday sing-along, download my song sheets or slideshow and you’ll be ready to have an instant holiday karaoke party. Use your imagination and get your community singing together.
Happy Holidays and stay ENTHUSIC out there!
Educators: It's so important to get our communities singing together for fun every now and then and as educators, it's good to remind our students, and their parents, that singing doesn't always need to be about performing. Let your imagination run wild. Walk the streets downtown. Walk the halls of the hospital. Ask your choir members to host a holiday sing-along the week before break as a recruitment tool.
In the workplace: Gentle remind your boss that teams accomplish more when they incorporate the arts into our work and their daily schedules.
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SONG LIST (Don't need all of these songs? This is an editable slide show so you can add songs, take songs out, and change the order of the songs to suit your event.)
All I Want For Christmas Is My Two Front Teeth
Carol of the Bells Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire (The Christmas Song)
Deck the Hall
Everett The Evergreen
Frosty The Snowman
Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer
Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
Here Comes Santa Claus
Here We Come Awassailing
Holly Jolly Christmas
(There’s No Place Like) Home For The Holidays
I’ll Be Home For Christmas
It’s Beginning to Look A Lot Like Christmas
It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year
I’m Gettin’ Nuttin’ For Christmas
I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus
I Want A Hippopatumus for Christmas
Jingle Bell Rock
Jingle, Jingle, Jingle
Jolly Old St. Nicholas
Let It Snow!
Listen to the Sound
Must Be Santa
O Christmas Tree (O Tannebaum)
Over the River & Through the Wood
Please Come Home For Christmas
Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree
Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer
Run, Run Rudolph
Santa Claus is Coming to Town
Silver and Gold
(There’s) Somethin’ Stuck Up In The Chimney
Thirty-Two Feet and Eight Little Tails
Twas the Night Before Christmas
Twelve Days of Christmas
Twinkle Twinkle Little Me
Up On the Housetop
We Need a Little Christmas
We Wish You A Merry Christmas
When Santa Claus Gets Your Letter
Where Are You Christmas?
Angels From the Realms of Glory
Angels We Have Heard On High
Away In A Manger
Children Go Where I Send Thee
Do You Hear What I Hear?
Go Tell It On The Mountain
God Rest Ye Merry, Gentleman
Good Christian Men Rejoice
Hark the Herald Angels Sing
Holly & The Ivy
I Heard the Bells On Christmas Day
I Saw Three Ships
It Came Upon A Midnight Clear
Joy To The World
Little Drummer Boy
Mary Had A Baby
O Come, All Ye Faithful
O Come, O Come Emmanuel O, Holy Night
O, Little Town Of Bethlehem
Sing Noel (African Noel)
We Three Kings
What Child Is This?
While Shepherds Watch
Burn Little Candles
Dreidel, Dreidel, Dreidel
Kwanzaa Is Here
HAPPY HOLIDAYS FROM ENTHUSIC MUSIC COMPANY!
COME AND SING TOGETHER!
People ask me all the time, how it is that I can work all year on a project that only lasts one day. Well, there is actually a ton of work that goes on behind the scenes when you are coordinating a global event like World Singing Day coming up on Saturday, October 20, 2018. This year, I've had the pleasure of working with an incredible team of people all over the world. My days have been filled with emails and texts and skype sessions and my heart has been filled with gratitude for each of these fabulous people. Let me introduce you to them.
Scott Johnson is the founder of World Singing Day.
Peter Sharp is the founder of The Liberators and has helped us spread WSD around the globe this year.
Sue Ross is the founder and director of Choirs4Kids and Vivid Voices singing groups in Australia. This year, she started the WSD Australia website and helped coordinate events all over Australia.
Christos Pantazis is the co-founder of Oxygenna and the creator of our amazing World Singing Day website.
Sridhar Ranganathan is the CEO and founder of the Shankar Mahadavan Academy, Cloodon, Meghshala & Shrenis. Sridhar has been a WSD board member since the very beginning.
Paul Andrews is the founder of The Bridge Studios. Paul helped us record and master the 2018 Song of the Year, Ode to Song.
Jeff & Paige are some of Boulder’s favorite kids musicians and eco-educators. This year, they will be kicking-off our Sing Along Boulder Festival at the epicenter of World Singing Day.
These people are making a difference in a big way. The work they are doing fosters love and kindness in our world and for that I am truly thankful.
I hope you will join this year’s World Singing Day social music initiative. Learn more here.