A Light From Within


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In times of strife or uncertainty, it is easy fall prey to the feeling of “never being good enough” or “stupid” or whatever demoralizing statement consistently sabatoges our efforts. At times like this, it is easy to forget that despite our differences we are all born with one very important thing in common: potential – and lots of it. Using the music of “A Light from Within”, a tapestry can be woven to take your audience on a journey toward reaching their potential (and don’t forget what a great life-lesson this would make for your students also!). You can use the following suggestions as your guiding roadmap, edit them, use as voice-overs throughout your production, and/or use them as inspirational backdrops.

Reflect on your life

“At the center of your being you have the answer; you know who you are and you know what you want.” - Lao Tzu

Our musical journey begins with the first step toward finding the “light from within” —time for quiet reflection. Open up your mind to meditate, analyze, consider, ponder, contemplate, imagine, visualize, and dream. Think about your past, your present, and your future. Ask yourself questions like…What am I capable of? What are my strengths? Where do I want to be in 5 years, 10 years, 100 years?

“Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life’s coming attractions.” - Albert Einstein

Become an Optimist

This is key to success. Every negative thought that replays in your mind is like an anchor holding you back. Liberate yourself from such negativity. Inside every setback lies an opportunity! Always find the positive in difficult situations.

“What seems to us as bitter trials are often blessings in disguise.” - Oscar Wilde
“Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.” - Thomas Edison

Set a Goal

Goals give life direction and purpose. Without them we’re just drifting through a meaningless existence. Do something bold! Set a lofty goal that stretches you outside your comfort zone.

“The more you dream, the farther you get.” - Michael Phelps
“If you want to be happy, set a goal that commands your thoughts, liberates your energy, and inspires your hopes.” - Andrew Carnegie

Be Grateful!

Be grateful for your opportunities. Be grateful for right now! Being grateful invites even better things to come into your life. So what are you grateful for?

“What if you gave someone a gift, and they neglected to thank you for it – would you be likely to give them another? Life is the same way. In order to attract more of the blessings that life has to offer, you must truly appreciate what you already have.”- Ralph Marston

Embrace change!

It’s impossible to reach your full potential if you’re not willing to change. Become dynamic, adaptive, evolving! Realize that change is good…change is exciting!

“One does not discover new lands without losing sight of the shore.” - Unknown
“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the things you did do. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” - Mark Twain

Your costuming for “A Light Within” might range from classic to contemporary. The color scheme should be bright and colorful, yet easy on the eyes. Your flag colors can reflect the change in the mood (vibrant opener, dark and moody ballad, return to vibrant for the closer).

Other Options for
“A Light from Within”:

1) I am Somebody! How about using inspirational quotes from your own students to show the audience that everyone is special in their own way?

2) The Happiness Project. Are you looking for a way to inspire your students? How about giving them all a project in finding happiness and see what they come up with? You may be amazed at what they have to offer.


Music Book:

  • Includes full score, parts and Ultimate Site Protection
    • Download: $2,000.00
    • Hard Copy: $2,150.00
  • Category: Contemporary
  • Total Time: 7:04
  • Music Grade: 2.5
  • Composer/Arranger:
  • Alex Yoder
  • Percussion Arranger:
  • Chad Gay

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Score Instrumentation

  • Fl, Cl, B.Cl, AS, TS, BS
  • Trpt 1/2, FH, Tbn, Bar, Tuba, EB
  • Bells, Xyl, Vib, Mar, Synth, Timp
  • Acc 1/2, SD, Tenors, 5 BD

Score Instrumentation Abbreviations Key

B.ClBass Clarinet
ASAlto Saxophone
TSTenor Saxophone
BSBaritone Saxophone
FHFrench Horn
LBLow Brass
MKMallet Kat
KBKeyboard Percussion
AccAccessory Percussion
EGElectric Guitar
EBElectric Bass
DSDrum Set
SDSnare Drum
BDBass Drums
  • All Part sets include Bb Horn and Baritone T.C.
  • 1/2/3 - Numbers separated by a "/" means separate parts
  • 1-2 - Numbers separated by a "-" means two parts on the same staff
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Music :: A Light From Within :: Grade 2.5 Music

Title Length Music Grade Arranger Recording
A Light from Within Part 1 2:21 Grade 2 Alex Yoder ListenListen_icon2
A Light from Within Part 2 2:54 Grade 2 Alex Yoder ListenListen_icon2
A Light from Within Part 3 1:49 Grade 2 Alex Yoder ListenListen_icon2

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