Music Strategy

It is our goal to provide a consistent musical atmosphere for all FIRST events. Please review the Strategy guides prior to your event. These guides will help make your event sound “professional”.

Taking into account that music is a very subjective area, and everyone’s tastes are different, we try to stay in the genre of “sports music”… which encompasses every other genre of music. Sports music has different atmospheric vibes, from walk-in music, to game-on music, to award music, and everything in between.

Our aim is to enhance the event by cheerleading, not only reacting. The guides will help identify areas that need audio attention and that the choices in our playlists accurately reflect those needs.

2021-22 Playlists

The following files, The Strategy Guide.pdf and Suggested Playlists.xlsx, can be downloaded from the following links below…Also included in the Playlists excel file is the Do Not Play list…There were some suggestions in the past that wanted the lists in this format for easier sorting and locating songs that wasn’t possible in the .pdf format.

There are certain tracks that have a custom FIRST feel to them…especially the last song of the day, after the awards ceremony…a song by the Demer Brothers called Inspire the World.

Please note that the suggested Do Not Play list are songs with language unsuitable for a public audience, songs with content deemed too sexual, about drug use or promotes taunting/bullying. Some songs on the list are there because they may be popular but the tempo or subject matter just doesn’t fit. There are also some songs this year that we’ve played in the past, but due to cultural sensitivities they are now deemed offensive and inappropriate to play. Please check, and yes Cotton Eye Joe and Jump On It, are on that list now…

2021-22 FIRST 2022 Do Not Play List excel file

2021-22 FIRST Lego League music guides and playlists.zip
2021-22 FIRST Lego League AWARD MUSIC.zip

2021-22 FIRST Tech Challenge music guides and playlists.zip
2021-22 FIRST Tech Challenge AWARD MUSIC.zip

2021-22 FIRST Robotics Competition music guides and playlists.zip

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