Songs, Themes & Activities

The Power of Strong Character™ Themes for Elementary School Shows

Dr. Jean Feldman has demonstrated that children remember 20% of what they read, but they retain 80% of what they sing. So why not sing about the things that matter? Jump for Joy Music presents the “Power of Strong Character™!” Contact us now to book a show! Here are some of the themes, with songs listed below:

Each theme represents many
musical possibilities.


“You Are You” by Kevin Roth


“Do You Want to Be Free?” by David and Jenny Heitler-Klevans (“Two of a Kind”) and a class of 4th Graders! An excellent song about Harriet Tubman.


“Just Think” by Mr. Billy (A great hip hop song!)

Determination (as in the pursuit of Science)

“Gravity” by Steve Roslonek (SteveSongs)
“Venom” by David and Jenny Heitler-Klevans (Two of a Kind)


“Courage” by Bob Blue
“When I’m Strong” by David and Jenny Heitler-Klevans (Two of a Kind)


“You Are You” by Kevin Roth
“Singing! Singing!” by Wiley and Deborah Rankin


“Clean Air” by Wiley and Deborah Rankin (Rock Style) “Circle the Earth” by Joanne Hammil

Classical Music

  • Handel Flute Sonata in G Major
  • Ode to Joy (Beethoven’s 9th Symphony, 4th movement)
  • Demonstration of 3 woodwind instruments
    • (flute, alto saxophone, and piccolo)
  • Building blocks of harmony
  • Value of diversity within the orchestra
  • Student participation!
  • Visual map to 4-part harmony for a large group!

The Blues and Cool Jazz!

  • Student improvisation, dancing, and lots of laughter!
  • Also a demonstration of jazz rhythm and time signature presenting Paul Desmond’s classic “Take 5,” made famous by the Dave Brubeck Quartet.

Large group sing-a-longs!