Getting The Show On The Road, Part II: Preparation and Scripting

Hartford Symphony Horn Quartet Editor's Abstract

Now that you’ve selected a theme and thought about the music you want to perform for the children, how do you go about preparing the presentation and writing the script?
In the second installment in his three-part series, Gary Race explains the process of selecting the specific pieces that will work with your theme, and then writing the script that will connect all the pieces together.
He describes several techniques you can incorporate into your “show,” such as directed listening, audience participation, and visuals. He has some interesting advice about how to do instrument demos and the dangers of trying to “wing it.” Following his directions, you should finish your second meeting with a list of repertoire and a draft of a script in hand.
Now you’re ready for Part III: Rehearsal and Performance, coming in July.

Ann Drinan

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