Bass Section Feature
Traditional / arr. Bob Phillips
Sound Innovations for Strings
Conductor Score & Parts
Cute, fun, and a true grade 1 bass feature! What more could you want? Encourage the bass players by showing them off. The bass parts are very simple, but the basses also play jingle bells in a surprise twist at the end of the piece. Brainstorm ideas to dress this piece up. Some suggestions are to put Santa hats on the bass players or the scroll of the basses. You could even put Christmas lights or stockings on the bass or stands. Bring the bass players up front. Have some bells on each bass stand where the audience can’t see them. Then, when the time is right, the bassists pull out the bells and jingle away! Correlates to Sound Innovations Book 1, Level 3.