I see constant requests for help finding songs for moving up ceremonies. I figured I’d do some consolidation and put some popular options in one place! Here’s a big list of moving up songs for prek, kindergarten, and upper elementary (4th or 5th grade) graduations.


  • I’m Growing Up – Amidons
  • Dynamite Kinder Graduation – The Music House https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LQr98L92mPw&t=2s
  • Everybody Has Music Inside – Greg and Steve
  • Ready to Go – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jBio_J-UaT4
  • I Like Being Little A Lot – Susan Bernhardt https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wMZsNaNmf3Y
  • Magical Me – Susan Bernhardt https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zcxHpvV3BGc
  • All We’re Meant to Be – Music K8
  • Roses and Thorns – Music K8
  • Go Be Awesome – Musick K8
  • When I Grow Up – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5rdlXji2jR0
  • Yesterday’s Dream – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jO5zHkU6_XM&t=1s
  • Graduation Song Thank You – Patty Shukla https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5xZD1i_g5Dw
  • I’m On My Way – Pevan and Sarah https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KBR1rJcKn60
  • Pass it Along – Music K8
  • One Small Voice – Jack Hartman https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kn54ZzC5XK8&t=2s
  • The Garden Song, written by David Mallett https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y1oiVEWFHrs
  • Kindergarten Wall – John McCutcheon https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A3w5SsgPuCM
  • The Best That I Can Be · Susie Davies-Splitter https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_yy732eWs2U&t=2s
  • We Did It! Graduation Song – EVT Kids https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WCqqNuPJHbM

Upper Grades

  • Here’s to the Future in “Two Part Songs for Every Occasion” – Roger Emerson
  • On Eagles Wings – Mary Donnelly and George Strid
  • Forward – Music K8
  • The Best that I can Be – Jill Gallina
  • High Hopes
  • Seize the Day from Newsies
  • Corner of the Sky from Pippin
  • Flying Free – Don Besig
  • Take these Wings – Don Besig
  • Heal the World – Michael Jackson
  • Watch as We Walk on Our Way – Music K8
  • Saying Goodbye from The Muppets Take Manhattan
  • Today is The Day – Music K8
  • For Good from Wicked
  • The Future’s Calling Us – Music K8
  • Unwritten – Natasha Bedingfield
  • A Million Dreams from The Greatest Showman
  • On Top of the World by Imagine Dragons
  • Until We Sing Again – Greg Gilpin
  • Onward! – Music K8
  • It’s Our Time! – Music K8
  • Do the Good You Know – Music K8
  • Over There is My Future – Music K8
  • Tomorrows Our Day – Music K8
  • You Can Count on Me – Bruno Mars
  • We Can Fly – Music K8
  • Nobody Knows – The Lumineers
  • Have it All – Jason Mraz
  • This is the Moment” from Jekyll and Hyde
  • Hold on from The Secret Garden
  • Reach – Gloria Estefan
  • Courage – Pink
  • I Was Here by Lady A (John Jacobson Arrangement)
  • In My Life – The Beatles 
  • Climb Higher – Pink Zebra
  • Precious Moments – Rob Fillo
  • I Believe – Winter Olympics Theme Song

Hope this gives you some inspo! Have a song you love that you don’t see? Leave a comment and help a music teacher out!

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