Distant Cousins Tribute

We are gearing up for our annual gala on May 13th.  As you know we are celebrating our beloved teachers and we have a fantastic evening planned.  WE NEED YOUR HELP to make it even greater.

Several parents worked with the band Distant Cousins last week to create an original song thanking our teachers.  It was a fun evening and the product is amazing.  You can listen to the demo HERE.

LISten to Demo

Upload your recording

Here is what we need from ALL OF YOU.  We need YOU ALL to record yourself singing/lip-synching/performing/dancing to this song that we wrote.  We need YOUR voices to make this great.  We really want you to own it! In order to do that, please take a few minutes to record a video of yourself singing along to the demo and upload it to this form. The demo, lyrics and recording instructions can be found there as well.  Make sure to watch the  1-minute instructional video for tips on making the best recordings!

You have until Thursday, April 22 at 8:00 PM EST to upload your video/recording. Can’t wait to hear and see all your recordings!

Want to see an example of a finished Distant Cousins video? Check out this tribute here. With your help, ours will be just as special and moving!

Please contact Emily with any questions.


What kind of tribute are we making?

We’re going to work with Distant Cousins to create an original song performed by YOU, our wonderful Preschool community. We’ll start with a workshop with the band and then you’ll send us videos of you singing, which will be compiled into one final video to be presented at the Virtual Gala.

What will the workshop look like?

The workshop runs for approximately 75 minutes. We’ll spend some time together in one room before breaking out into smaller groups for the actual songwriting process. In these small groups, we’ll talk about themes or key words that we want to include in our song.

We’re writing a song? I’ve never done that before!

Don’t worry – the band will do most of the songwriting! The themes and words that each small group discusses will be made into a word cloud to help prompt their lyric-writing.

Will I have to sing tonight?

Nope! This workshop is a chance to work together to create a song. Actually singing will come a little later.

What happens after the workshop?

After the workshop, the band will get to work creating a demo of our song. If you find yourself in a creative headspace after the workshop, you’ll still have a chance to share any lyrical or musical ideas you might have. We’ll let you know after the workshop how to share these ideas with the band.

Is this when I’ll get to sing?

Yes! We’ll send you a demo of our song as performed by Distant Cousins, along with plenty of instructions on how to best record the video. This is your chance to grab your kiddos, any instruments you have, and bring your family’s personality to the song. No need to worry about this now, though – we’ll send very clear instructions when the time comes!

Oops, I haven’t RSVP’d to the Gala yet!

That’s okay! You can RSVP here.