Wednesday, February 8, 2012

2012 Song Outline

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I thought I'd share my 2012 Outline. I keep a copy of this in my binder and use it to make a monthly outline, so at least I have something to start with every month. The pianist and the Primary President each have a copy of this, too, so they know what's coming each month. 
It's not very fancy, but I like it for several reasons. 
1. I can see the year at a glance.
2. The Sacrament Meeting Program songs are decided and worked into the schedule from the beginning of the year. This makes it easier for the Presidency to start planning the program, too. (These are bolded on the Outline.) 
3. Easter, Mother's Day & Father's Day songs are worked into the schedule.
4. Other familiar songs are worked in too. (These are italicized on the Outline)
5. Other songs I hope to teach/review are listed at the bottom. I add to this list throughout the year, but it's a start.
6. Monthly themes and page numbers are handy.
7. It's not so rigid that it can't be changed or updated and it's just a skeleton so I can fill in extra songs in my monthly outline.

NOTE: I don't force myself to commit to Christmas songs at the beginning of the year. I wait until November to decide those:)

I made this in Word, using a table, but Excel would work well, too. We make a CD for each family with Primary Children in the ward and include all of the songs in the Outline (except the copyrighted ones.)

Thanks to Tracy's suggestion, here's the link to download the Word version of the Outline so you can edit it and make it your own. 


  1. I love how simple this is, thank you! Is there anyway we can get the word file so we can edit for our songs? Thank you!


    1. Thanks for the suggestion. I've added a link to the post so you can download the word file now. Hope this helps!

  2. Thank you so much! Can't wait to get everything all organized!

  3. I wanted to let you know how much I appreciate and enjoy all your ideas! This outline of the year's songs is great. I'm a new music leader and still figuring out how to organize myself. Would you mind sharing your monthly outline as well? I'd really love how you plan and organize for the month. :)

    1. Jennifer, Sorry it's taken me so long to get around to posting about my monthly outline. But I'm finally done! Check out the newest post to see mine. Hope it helps:)

    2. I saw it--thanks so much! I really appreciate all the help your blog provides. :-)