This music video was composed, rehearsed, and performed by EL Education students during the covid-19 crisis while in physical isolation. It was made in two weeks in order to celebrate Better World Day, a day on which EL Education students contribute to their communities. The students accomplished this while also doing distance learning and in some cases helping siblings and working at essential jobs. This could not have been possible without the families who supported their children’s creative contributions while quarantined. This collaborative effort to bring joy, give gratitude, and offer comfort during a time of crisis is an example of the EL Education community doing more than we think possible. Even when apart, we’re going to make the world better.
Featuring Thirty-Four Student Musicians from Eleven Schools in Seven States:
Charlotte Bowder – Songwriter, Keys, Vocals
Luthando Mngqibisa – Vocals
Emanuel Kratc – Bass
Eliza MacCleod – Flute
Holden Van Etten – Electric Guitar
Halim Moldaver – Cello
Simon Hale – Alto Sax
Uther Dadaleares – Drums
Ella Ferguson – Violin
Krishna – Viola
Kaylan Colon – Bucket drum
G’shauni C. Woodard – Bucket drum
Esairon Stuckey – Bucket drum
Lakia S. Adams – Bucket drum
Mekhi Barton – Bucket drum
Denym – Beatbox
Haylee Faye – Scissors
Murphy Klassen – Scissors
Audrina – Scissors
Emma Smith – Grater
Lucas Smith – Spoons
Henry Loring-Shenk – Spoons
Shea – Pot and spoon
Cecilia Horne- Spoons
Lily Horne- Whisk
Zahara – Claps
Gabriel Vargas – Claps
Medina Rogers – Claps
Alejandro Torres – Claps
Gaiden – Claps
Jordan S. – Claps
Savanna Moorer – Claps
M’aiana – Tahitian Toere
Sydney Pitzer- Sign Language
Music Production by Sean Brennan
Animal Collaborators – Oreo, Maui, Jasper, & Max (No animals were harmed in the production of this video.)
Eleven EL Education Public Schools Involved:
Casco Bay High School (in collaboration with Portland Arts and Technology High School) in Portland, ME
Conway Elementary School in Escondido, CA
Polaris Charter Academy in Chicago, IL
Metropolitan School of Expeditionary Learning in Queens, NY
Washington Heights Expeditionary Learning School in NY, NY
Launch Charter School in Brooklyn, NY
Arbor Vitae Woodruff Elementary School in Arbor-Vitae, WI
Joe Shoemaker Elementary School in Denver, CO
Silverton Elementary School in Silverton, CO
Odyssey School of Denver, CO
Amana Academy in Alpharetta, GA
Rosa Gaia, Sean Brennan, Katie Schneider
Victoria Stubbs, Mandolyn Barrymore
We’d love to hear how this fantastic burst of talent and joy touched your hearts? We at UPLIFT are blown away at how creativity cannot be confined. Please leave your comments below. And may this youthful joy be a bright light blessing to millions all around the world. Share Share Share …
Much love to you all,
You make us happy!
How did you get everybody in perfect unison over the internet?
It’s very catchy isn’t it Judith?! So glad you enjoyed it too 🙂
So wonderful to see and hear these lovely young people.
Keep up the great work.
This lifted that oppressive gray cloud from my heart! Thank you so much.
beautiful people making beautiful music together, i am uplifted by it.
Absolutely awesome! That made my day. Bless all of those precious souls.
So beautiful…thank-you so much for lifting my spirits!
ABSOlUTELY LOVELY !!!!!
WONDERFUL YOUNG PEOPLE!!!
Beautiful performance, i enjoy it so much! Congratulations!
WOW! !am blown away by their ability to use their talents to connect…to each other and to the world! I pray their message and their spirit will seep across this country and beyond…and will truly encourage all of us to work to come out of this better than ever!! Bless them!!
Beautiful. Thank thank you all
Beautiful, gentle and uplifting! So much talent. Thanks for sharing your special talents.
Absolutely magnificent – lift the heart
What an uplifting and beautiful message in this song! Thank you for sharing your talents with the world!!!
Well done all who played and sang. Delightful and loved joining in with the rhythm!
Love this so much. Thank you all ♥️
The song by the EL Education children is too good.