Behind Bars (Percussion Ensembles for Young Musicians). Composed by Mari Schay. For Orff Instrument, small percussion, boomwhackers. Includes audio CD. Published by Heritage Music Press (LO.30-2586H).
Grades 2-5 - Written specifically for students new to instrumental ensembles, "Behind Bars" will get your intermediate students behind those barred instruments, playing music designed for entry-level ensembles. The sophisticated simplicity of these short pieces will enable your students to master them quickly and successfully, but that's just the beginning. Once your students have gained confidence playing basic patterns and harmonies, Mari Schay opens the door to arranging and helps you guide your students to creating performance-length pieces. A performance CD is included for your reference.