Your School Song
Here are some suggestions to help you plan your school song.
Involve students, staff, parents and carers by asking them to consider some of the following:
  • Use your school motto or creed as a good starting point.
  • Examine the ethos or mission statement of your school.
  • Identify what is unique or distinctive about your school.
  • Consider the school environment and the surrounding landscape e.g. suburban, rural, semi-industrial, seaside, hills, city etc. and what impact this has on the school.
  • Think about any unusual, humorous or dramatic events that have occurred.
  • Reflect on the changes that have taken place since the school began.
  • Take note of any historical events that shaped the school or local area.
  • Identify students (past and present) who have achieved recognition in the community for their talents or good works.
  • Consider the various cultural backgrounds of the students.
  • Articulate your hopes for what your school community may achieve in the future.
  • Brainstorm to uncover any other ideas.
A school song is most effective when it contains a strong central theme or concept and one or two secondary ideas. Once you have gathered suggestions I will work with you to identify these key aspects. The process then is as follows:
  1. I begin crafting the lyrics
  2. I send you a draft of the lyrics for feedback and approval
  3. I compose music for those lyrics
  4. I deliver the finished song. This includes sheet music, a backing track and a demo recording.

Have fun!

Glyn Lehmann B.A. Performing Arts – Music