This is the house that was tidy and neat

Singing                                                                                                                                                                                       The Clean-Up Song                                                                                                                                                                    Clean up, clean up,                                                                                                                                                                     Everybody, everywhere                                                                                                                                                               Clean up, clean up,                                                                                                                                                                     Everybody do your share!

This is the House


Mercury, the Winged Messenger

Till Eulenspiegel’s Merry Pranks

The Sorcerer’s Apprentice


Start with playing simple melodies (May Had a Little Lamb, Ode to Joy, etc.) on mallets and auxiliary percussion. Play the original tempo or slower, and then gradually build up the speed until it sounds wild and chaotic (not enough to damage instruments though). Then, gradually bring the tempo back down to normal.


Students can make up their own story about how their house, classroom, school, etc. was tidy and neat until their parents/teacher left.


Students play a variant of Ships and Sailors, with modified calls to match the story. Once they have a grasp on how to play, the students can create their own calls.


While the story is read, students will stand up and act out characters through choreographed noises and actions when cued by the teacher.



Language Arts

Relate the story to other books about messes and cleaning up frantically, like Dr. Seuss’s The Cat in the Hat. See also “Creating” for Writing assignments for older students.

Math and Science

Talk about chain reactions: how they work, what starts them, and examples like Rube Goldberg Machines and Dominoes.


Green Day for Mallets

Green Day for Mallets

Good Riddance is in G Major and uses the chords G Major, C Major, D Major, and E minor. Students may want to use an F# bar if one is available.

Music Video

Concert Flyer and Recording Equipment

This is a Flyer I made up for my “school’s” fall concert! I used a template in Microsoft Word and edited to match my needs.

For recording equipment, I found this handy guide to purchasing equipment specific to concert bands. USB microphones work well for recording with your laptop and listening with headphones. But for better playback on loudspeakers, microphones and USB recording devices become necessary, but there are options that won’t break the bank.

Final Lesson

This is the last lesson for my Music Education Technology Project. This lesson introduces students to the two main large ensembles, the concert band and orchestra. Students are taught what instrument families are used, how the musicians are arranged, the big differences between the two, and are shown a great piece of literature for each group.

Taskstream Lesson

Large Groups [Autosaved]