Be the Light


Sheet Music for immediate download

This product contains a PDF and MP3s for digital download. 

Inspired by Amanda Gorman’s poem, The Hill We Must Climb, this up-tempo song will inspire singers, young and old. Be the Light comes with a lead sheet, choral notation, and piano accompaniment as well as instrumental and vocal backing tracks. This song will inspire your young singers to embrace their brilliance and work together to Be the Light in their communities and world!

Sample Track:


“We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty.”

 Queen Maya Angelou

As music educators, our reach is far and wide. Use this song to acknowledge and praise the light within each of our students. The light of Amanda Gorman inspired me to write this song to celebrate individuality. My teaching philosophy is to tap into the unique gifts and talents of each of our students. Working together as a community, we can begin to Be The Light.

In this resource, you will have access to the following: 

  • Three-part choral arrangement
  • Vocal lead sheet
  • Piano accompaniment
  • Piano accompaniment with vocals, including added harmonies
  • Instrumental backing track
  • Backing track with vocals


About the Author

Franklin Willis is a music educator, entrepreneur, husband and dad. Franklin’s educational philosophy stems around the belief that every child has musical potential. He specializes in providing musical instruction through authentic culturally relevant teaching experiences to engage all children to achieve personal success. To learn more about Franklin visit his website at


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