GRADES K-3

(All programs are 45 minutes in length unless otherwise indicated.)

SONGS FOR FUN AND MOVEMENT - Concert

Sing and move along to musical instruments. Hear songs and stories from exciting places across the planet and around the block. Make some new discoveries and have a great time!

Focus Areas: listening skills, gross and fine motor skills, singing and verbal skills, comprehension, following directions, social studies.

Audience: special populations and families; groups of up to 250 students grades pre-school- Grade 3; children must be accompanied by a parent, guardian, or teacher.

THE ROARING RHINOCEROS AND FRIENDS – Concert with puppets

Hear the story of "The Roaring Rhinoceros" and find out her silly secret. Frolic and dance with the Baby Mammoth.  Sing to the whales. Find out what has googly eyes, and much, much more.

Focus Areas: language arts, music, dance.

Audience: special populations and families; groups of up to 250 students or campers grades pre-school- Grade 3; children must be accompanied by a parent, guardian, or teacher.

INSTRUMENTS FROM AROUND THE WORLD – Demonstrational Workshop

Imagine moving through time and space to experience the 'first' rhythm and possible origins of some of the first instruments. Hear and see instruments from near and far covering all of the instrument families. Learn about the principles of sound and about how some instruments are made, and perhaps, play an instrument of your very own!

Focus Areas: science, math, social studies, language arts, music.

Audience: general public; special populations and families; groups of up to 50 students or campers grades K-3; grades 3-5; grades 6-8; children must be accompanied by a parent, guardian, teacher, or other responsible adult.

INSTRUMENTS AND THEIR STORIES - Residency (1-4 weeks)

Topic depends on the area of study. Artist will do a performance for the whole school population and do classroom activities as time permits. Core group outcomes 1) students will learn about the instrument families 2) core group students will each build a percussion instrument out of found materials and tell story of their instruments 3) using the student stories as a basis, the artist and students will transform the story into a musical play featuring songs and, if time permits, puppets created by the students 5) students will perform their work for the community.

Focus Areas:  science, social studies, language arts, visual art, music, theater, dance.

Audience: whole school and a core group of classroom size group of to 25 students or campers grades K-3; grades 3-5; grades 6-8; grades 9-12; children must be accompanied by a parent, guardian, teacher, or other responsible adult.