Rise Up and Sing

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Work in Schools & Camps

Annie & Peter often lead singing in schools and camps.  

Assemblies. We have often presented educational programs that include performing & leading singing to all-school assemblies. Group singing works especially well in lower schools or in schools that have a tradition of singing together. For schools where group singing with students may not work as well then the emphasis is more on performing & sharing ideas.

Work with smaller groups. We also often work with individual classes or choruses. This may be a history class, a class working on climate change, or work with a school chorus or music class.

Themed Music Programs. Annie & Peter specialize in offering individually music programs around a specific educational theme. This may be a theme that the school is focusing on that academic year or it may just be a subject that fits in closely with the school's mission & values. Specific themed programs include:

  • Earthcare & climate (We are currently heavily involved in Quaker Earthcare Witness & 350.org)
  • Peace (Peter was actively involved in nonviolent action & draft resistance during the Vietnam War)
  • Underground RR and Freedom movement in 1950's & 60's
  • The role of song in social change movements (antislavery, labor, Civil Rights, peace)
  • Singing for fun

Partial list of school performances and workshops

Annie & Peter also enjoy doing programs at summer camps, either with themes similar to those we do in school or just fun singalongs evenings for the camp as a whole.

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