Gang Show Resources has been set up to assist the production teams of Gang Shows (and any similar Scout or Guide Shows) throughout the world with access to material that has been written for and/or used by other similar shows.
The intention of this site is to help make original material written for Scout and Guide Shows widely available. Note that when the term “Gang Show” is used throughout this site, the intention is to include any Scout and Guide Show.
Who can access these resources
Membership of this site is restricted to bona fide members of Gang Show production teams. Prospective members will need to complete the registration form and wait for their credentials to be checked and confirmed. From time to time, members will be required to update their information. To register for membership, select “Membership” from the menu above and then “Register”.
The copyright for use of this material varies. For some items, the copyright is retained by the author/composer to whom an application needs to be made for use of the material. Other copyright owners specifically permit performance of the material in a Gang Show provided the author/composer is acknowledged. It is vital that persons intending to use any item ensure that they follow the copyright requirements.
How to use
The entire collection is searchable using the search facility. This is particularly useful for locating all the works of a particular author/composer, for instance. In addition, each item is cross-referenced by five or more “tags” indicating themes within the material. These themes can be selected to provide collections of possibly relevant material. Any item that is related to another has links to the related item. All songs can be listened to directly. Files, whether scripts, lyrics or music, can be downloaded in Word or pdf format while music may be available in pdf, mp3, MIDI and/or Sibelius formats. For some items, a video clip of the piece in performance is available.
How to contribute
Members are able to contribute material to the site. The only conditions imposed are that:
- The material must be original, or significantly so
- The material must have been written for and performed in a Gang Show
Material can be upload as single items or in bulk. After upload, material contributed is subjected to an approval process before being made available online. To contribute material select “Contribute Resources” from the menu above.