Meet the Kids Rock Chorus, an Elementary School Chorus Transforming Classics from Pink Floyd, Smashing Pumpkins, Nirvana and More

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Meet the Kids Rock Chorus — public school 4th & 5th graders from East Providence, Rhode Island who join together in song for pretty remarkable vocal performances.

This came to our attention when the Smashing Pumpkinssocial media channels shared this video of 16 kids singing the band’s “Today”:

The full version of their cover is just great, as the song works very well in this format — minus the grungy, classically 90s-era guitars riffs, of course.

They nailed it.

And here the kids are again, teaming up from their respective homes during the COVID-19 pandemic on Pink Floyd‘s “Wish You Were Here”:

A dip through the Kids Rock Chorus’ YouTube channel reveals that under the leadership of their music director Taylor Temple, these kids tackle all kinds of different music artists, new and old. Here they are doing a Nirvana medley:

And the Cranberries’ “Zombie”:

Here are 100 school kids singing “Keep On Rockin’ in the Free World”:

More on Taylor Temple, the mastermind music teacher behind this chorus and their fun covers:

Mr. Temple sees approximately 600 students a week as a K-5 general music teacher. Taylor, along with his colleague and longtime friend Nicholas Hurd, founded the “Kids Rock Chorus” ten years ago. Many concerts, field trips, and viral videos later, the Kids Rock Chorus continues to push the boundaries of what an elementary chorus can be.

Well done, everybody!

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