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Song for opening teacher meeting in the fall

My SATB choir has been asked to sing as part of our school district's "First Day for Teachers."  Looking for suggestions for something motivational to remind teachers what we are here for - the students.  Ideas?
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on June 10, 2014 10:31am
Victor C. Johnson - Heritage Music Press
 
 
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on June 11, 2014 6:06am
"Give Us Hope" - Jim Papoulis
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on June 11, 2014 7:57am
Hi Deanne,
 
Check out my patriotic/inspirational song "The Spirit of America" which has been performed all across America. I have an excellent SATB arrangement. My website is www.AmericasSongwriter.com.
 
Best wishes,
Hank Fellows
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on June 11, 2014 3:30pm
There is a hymn text from Carolyn Gillette, set to music by Mark Patterson, "We thank you God for Teachers".
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on June 11, 2014 3:43pm
Deanne,
 
Consider my "to find a song..." for SATB and piano is a great addition to high school and college choral repertoire. Voice ranges are very accessible. The piano accompaniment may require a fairly good accompanist. The simple theme in the piano repeats itself throughout the work in variations as it moves from a vibrantly flowing beginning to a jazzy middle and returns to a full fledged finale of the theme. The poet seeks to find a song, a melody, a harmony, a rhythm, a tempo to life, but in the end life itself is the very core of these aspects. Life is already in motion. Signing the text during the performance is highly encouraged. The SATB version was commissioned by the Caney Creek High School Choral Ensemble, Conroe, TX, in honour of a fellow teacher.  This amazing text is by Dr. Robert Smithdas, deaf/blind since the age of 5.
 
 
Good luck in your search.
Rick
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on June 12, 2014 6:22am
Rick, I listened to the midi and looked it up on Pepper's website - would love to see the lyrics if possible.  
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