Rap it Up to Go


If you have ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes at the North Pole, you can just listen in to a performance of Rap it Up to Go. Santa, the elves and the reindeer are all stepping up their game and getting with the times as they use modern conveniences to help with toy production and delivery these days.

Rap it Up to Go is a fun performance option for hesitant singers. This rhythmic spoken-word presentation requires ensemble work for groups of performers, without any melodic expectations. Add bucket drumming, boomwhackers and other classroom rhythm instruments to create a fun and original accompaniment for your performance.

Download Includes:

  • Vocal score
  • Lyrics

Rap it Up to Go

Performance Tips

  1. Include bucket drumming, boomwhackers and other percussion instruments
  2. Add costumes
  3. Have a “guest” appearance by Santa as part of the performance
  4. Create images of presents, airplanes and elves to hold up during the performance for visual interest
  5. Ho Ho Ho signs can pop up and back down to accentuate the words

Composer's Notes

Rap it Up to Go

I had a grade 5 class of students who were not interested in singing. They were keen about other music class activities (rhythmic activities, handbells, and recorders) but they were not happy singers. As December concert time rolled around, it was obvious that I needed to offer them something within their comfort zone if they were going to enjoy being part of the all-school concert experience. There must be some advantage to having a composer for a music teacher. So, I created Rap it Up to Go for them and they had great fun learning the words and adding their own special flair to the presentation. I recall they dressed up in sunglasses and did their best to look very “cool” as part of the overall effect. They had fun, the audience loved it and we shared a positive music experience. Personally, I prefer the old-fashioned Christmas vibe, but I had my turn during my childhood. It is great to know that the spirit of Santa is not diminished by sharing him with younger generations in a new way.

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