Rain Festival is all about syncopation! This piece works well as a concert closer, a pops concert selection and recruitment piece. Players will easily pick this as their favorite of the year because they can create different moods and sounds outside the realm of traditional classical music. Percussion instruments are included and are easy enough so that string students can be selected to play a tambourine, wood block, rain stick, clave, and conga drum. Members of the school band percussion section can also join the orchestra! Approx. time - 4:00
Steps to Successful Literature presents exceptional performance pieces - concert and festival works for beginning to intermediate string orchestras. Each piece is correlated with a specific location in String Basics™ Books 1 or 2. Literature reinforces musical skills, concepts, and terms introduced in the method. Sometimes, a few new concepts are included and are officially introduced and defined in the score and parts. Each string orchestra work offers extended learning opportunities and briefly taps into one or more elements related to common core state standards.