Wednesday, November 3, 2010

"On the first day of Christmas..."

All of my students have received their Christmas music and have begun to work on it for our Christmas recital coming up next month.  As the Director of Music for my church, I've been working on Christmas music with our adult/teen choir since September so I've been thinking quite a bit about gifts this year. 

And...still don't know what to do! 

So I'm throwing it out to all of you.  What are you doing this year?  What have you done in the past that worked well?  We all know that price is a big factor when you have lots of students, so have any of you thought of any creative ideas that were big hits and didn't cost too much?  I have many young students, but also have a couple of adults and some teenagers, so finding something that will work for everyone is tricky. 

I would LOVE some suggestions!!


May said...

Can you share with us which xmas pieces u work with your students? Any any recommendation of xmas duet?

thanks a lot

(i love your blog so much, support as always)

Jennifer said...

I have a friend who is very crafty and came up with lots of cute musical gift ideas. You can see them on her blog here:

Heidi said...

Last year I found an idea on the web for making simple "Treble Clef Candy Canes." I used a regular size candy cane as the "J" of the treble clef and then attached red sparkly pipe cleaners to finish off the shape of the treble clef.

Anonymous said...

I try not to spend more than $5 per student. Most of them love snacks- so a specialty bottle of COKE w/ a bag of chips works for boys and girls. Sometimes I have been able to find half tins of popcorn at Aldi's (a discount grocery store) for about that price. Those freebie coupon travel size lotions from Bath and Body w/ a pair of Christmas socks is another great gift idea for girls.