Honestly this was the smallest and least stressful recital I've had, but it's still nice to have it behind me! Last fall I started with 13 students, but all of my high school kids dropped because of time and stress, and I had a couple drop for financial reasons. I was supposed to have 7 kids play, but one had a last minute conflict and another broke her arm a few weeks ago, so it was just 5 kids and myself performing.
The theme was show tunes. The kids were able to choose any song from any movie, musical or TV show. If I couldn't find it in their level, I arranged it for them. I actually arranged all but 1 this time! It's pretty rewarding to hear something I had a part in creating, actually.
Payton (lvl 1): The Pink Panther
Natalie (lvl 1): Zip-a-de-doo-da (couldn't come)
Lexi (lvl 2B/3A): Popular (from Wicked)
Annelise (lvl 1): Beauty and the Beast
Lora (lvl 1): Masquerade (from Phantom)
Cami (lvl 2B/3A): Hedwig's Theme (the one I didn't arrange)
Zoe (lvl 2A): Bibbidi-bobbidi-boo (broke her arm)
Celia: Hungarian Dance No. 5 (featured in Lemony Snicket's)
It took less than 20 min. for everyone to play! The only disappointment for me was how few siblings were there to support their family member(s). My family was so good at that growing up. Unless we had a scheduling conflict, we pretty much went to all performances of our siblings. I think it's good for kids to support their family.