I teach a combined middle school band, grades 7/8/9. Each year I start with a pop tune that the kids know. In the past, this has included All Star, Mambo #5, and I’m a Believer. They’ve been fun, upbeat pop/rock pieces that have helped them to enjoy band from the start.
This year I didn’t do that, and though we’re doing fine, I do want to find a pop piece that the kids will know and enjoy playing. Can anyone give me some ideas? Thanks.