Alfred Publishing Co., Inc.
Staging Suggestions

 

ON DVD "Step By Step" #27431

A PATRIOTIC SALUTE

Cohan/arranged by Sally K. Albrecht

   

Positioning:

Men center. Part I vs. Part II. Place flag downstage R.

   

"Yankee Doodle Boy"

INTRO

Stand tall w/focus up center.

 

M3: salute w/R (Vol. 2, 19-see men).

 

M5: push R arm up slowly till high Bb (Vol. 2, 1), then salute in and drop down.

 

M9: using piano rhythm, heel pops w/arms behind (Vol. 2, 128).

MEAS. 13

Continue heel pops but lean to R, straighten, repeat L.

 

M21: both thumbs to chest, then point front w/R (Vol. 2, 110).

MEAS. 25

Bounce low 8X (Vol. 2, 52). Continue bounce 4X holding reins front, then bounce holding reins 4X to L.

 

M33: ride horse facing L w/R arm circle thigh hits using LH piano rhythm, repeat OR lasso R arm above.

MEAS. 41

IF RESTING: throughout this section, face melody & lean back, then join in on lyric with movement.

 

IF SINGING: march in place (Vol. 2, 19-see women).

 

M49: salute front, then ALL point front w/R.

 

M53: baby rock (Vol. 2, 87) R and L, repeat (back ups join R,L).

MEAS. 57

IF SINGING: scoop fists front (back ups join). M61: get kazoos.

MEAS. 65

Hold kazoos front w/heel pops on piano rhythm.

 

M74: stand tall front and put kazoos away.

 

M79: ride horse to L as before (thigh hit or lasso).

"You're a Grand Old Flag"

MEAS. 83

Face R diagonal w/R hand over heart (Vol. 2, 97).

 

M87: push R out towards flag (Vol. 2, 98).

 

M91-97: Open stance facing singers, singers salute front.

MEAS. 99

March in place w/R fist up and down 4X.

 

M103: turn to L diag. w/arms flat down to floor (Vol. 1, 7). Switch facing R diag. on brag.

 

M107: scoop in to a group of friends (Vol. 2, 13 or 26).

 

M111: face R diag. w/R hand over heart, push out to flag.

MEAS. 115

Bounce low to solo sneaking kazoo out.

MEAS. 123

March in place, playing kazoos like band instruments.

   
 

M131: bounce low to solo.

 

M139: march w/mimed instruments or cymbal crashes.

D.S.

Repeat as before

CODA

Scoop to friends. M149: scoop to new group of friends.

 

M153: face R diag. w/R hand over heart, push out to flag.

 

M159: salute.

 

M160: bend knees on yes, then R out to flag on sir.

 

3-Part....18651, 2-Part....18652

SoundTrax CD....18653, Concert Band Accompaniment....18801

Copyright 1999 Alfred Publishing Co., Inc.