No School on Halloween is a mid to late elementary piece that expresses the thoughts of many kids on halloween! Why do we have to have school today? We won’t do much anyway! This piece has an intensity that builds and builds and gives teachers many opportunities to teach a variety of articulation.
What level is No School on Halloween?
The smallest rhythmic value in No School on Halloween is the quarter note. While it does not have eighth notes (which would easily make it late elementary), the chorus contains a fun hands together passage that is great for the developing elementary student.
No School on Halloween has all kinds of contrasting articulation and dynamics, making this quite the audience-pleasing solo!
This piece modulates through different keys, but all the accidentals are written in, making it easy to read and learn.
Features kids love!
No School on Halloween has an exciting glissando at the end of this piece! [Definitely have them play it with an index card.] In addition, the first two pages create an easy, but slow-building intensity that is unusual in early level pieces. Plus there is also a hand over hand arpeggio in the piece. The right hand also plays notes in the bass clef in the chorus for a deep and mature sound.
Bonus mp3 included
With your purchase and to help students learn the piece, we are including a bonus mp3 recording of the music without the lyrics. You are free to send this to students you directly teach who are learning the piece.
Part of the What Kids Think Series
Wendy’s goal is to create Music Kids Love™. One of the ways that she does that is by trying to see things from a child’s point of view. No School is an example of that along with these other pieces:
No School on Halloween comes in a discounted bundle with Scatterbrained Scarecrow. This bundle is discounted and both pieces are studio licensed. This means that you can make as many prints for as many students as you directly teach. Plus, you can do this for your entire teaching career. It’s like getting an unlimited supply of Music Kids Love™!