Variety of ways to make Music Monday music

We are trying something different!   Our main objectives with this year’s Anthem are:

  • To enable as many people as possible to prepare for a nation-wide celebration about the power of music;
  • To honour the creative work of young musician Connor Ross, our Anthem winner;
  • To provide a core group of arrangements in the same key to enable a simultaneous sing-along at the end of the Music Monday Showcase webcast.

This year, most resources are in the key of Ab – the key for the sing-along during the Showcase webcast on May 4th.  To ensure that as many young musicians as possible can enjoy and join together for We Are One, other instrumentation has been arranged in the keys that best suit those instruments. We encourage everyone to learn the song in Ab so we can all sing We Are One together on Music Monday. Many thanks to our creative arrangers for their work – all are talented Canadian musicians in their own rights.  Please check out their bios and experience.

In the Key of Ab

  • We Are One video
  • Lead Sheet (Paul Read)
  • SA and SATB with piano arrangements (Ben Bolden)
  • Concert Band (David Marlatt, Eighth Note Publications)
  • Flex Ensemble (David Marlatt, Eighth Note Publications)
  • Jazz Band (Paul Read) this arrangement intended to accompany singer(s).
  • Full Orchestra (Mark Reid)
  • Strings (Mark Reid)
  • Drumline (Andrew Thies, Olive Studio)
  • Full Instrumental Back Track (Rob Wells)
  • Guitar arrangements have capo option for Ab

Other Keys

  • Guitar (Middle School and Secondary School):  Key of G with capo option to Ab (Randy Haley)
  • Orff: Key of G (Joy Reeve)
  • Recorder:  Key of C (Adam Brox)
  • Steelpan:  Key of A (Joe Cullen)
  • Ukulele:  Key of G (Suzanne Doane)