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Performer
Program
Category
Description
Fee
Roethel, Glen Concert: One Hour of Posi (Positive) Music Music
There is a growing international movement to "heal the world one song at a time" fueled by the promise "Change Your Music, Change Your Life." [Sounds great. What's the movement called?] "Posi Music." [How do I find it?] You just did! Glen Roethel is a Posi favorite, and in this one-hour concert program you will hear a great sampling of songs that will make you feel inspired, encouraged and peaceful. Songs for performance may be drawn from the following, and more: Something Good, Family, Beautiful Now, Stand Together, What A Wonderful World, Here Comes The Sun, Feeling Groovy, Together, Get Together...
$201- $350
Crain, Nathan Brady Mister Loop / Brady Music Music
As a performer for mixed or adult audiences, Brady play upbeat original acoustic americana in several sub-genres. In doing this he uses a matrix of several looping stations to live capture (nothing pre-recorded) sounds and "stack" them into coherent, band sounding songs (percussion, bass, guitar, lead, and three part harmonies in many songs). This is a phenomenal show, as astounding as it is entertaining. As children's performer "Mr. Loop," Brady uses his ebullient personality, great music, and stunning performance style to involve children in the creation of rhythms and music, creating an unforgettable experience!
$351- $500
Byers, Kathy YOUR SCHOOL IN SONG CREATE ONE TODAY! Literature- Creative Writing,
Music,
Performing Arts- Puppetry
Co-written with input from all classes participating in the songwriting process. Additional songs are written as students are inspired by the "muse" in the classroom. Forty-five minutes per class works well for brainstorming, creating lyrics and melodies and voicemail recording with an iPod in the classroom. The school is presented with a CD-recording of their own School Song and a printout of lead sheet and lyrics. A celebratory assembly culminates the songwriting experience.
$351- $500
Hill Brothers, The Across New York State History,
Music
This program focuses on music and folklore from New York State's history with a special emphasis on the Erie Canal. The Hill Brothers use humor, great songs from the period and lots of audience participation in this fun-filled musical trip across the state. Perfectly complements 4th and 7th grade New York State social studies curriculum, yet fun enough for all grades to enjoy.
$501- $1000
Mc Dade, Ed Singin' on the Rails Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Performing Arts- Other
Boomers, Gandy Dancers, Steel Drivers, Greaseballs, Hogheads, Section Bosses and Road Masters come alive in the songs and stories of the resolute men who built, inhabited, maintained and ran the railroads during the Age of Steam. Ed McDade sings and plays guitar, banjo, harmonica and rhythm instruments. He breathes life into the old songs and tall tales of the Irish immigrants and African American work gangs whose hard labor, ingenuity and bravery made the railroads possible. This presentation will be part talk, part drama/comedy and part musical performance. The program includes songs like Pat Works on the Erie, Wreck of Old 97, Cannonball Blues, John Henry, Railroad Bill and stories like Casey Jones, Finnigan to Flannigan and O'Callahan's Solution.
$351- $500
Roben, Terri Insects are Incredibly Interesting! Music,
Nature- Environment,
Science
Through music and song, we will find out the difference between an insect, a bug, and a spider. We will learn some songs about the cool things they do, and the ways that they help and hurt us. But mostly we will have lots of fun exploring through music and some puppets how interesting this huge family of creatures is!
$101- $200
Smith, Joy Memoir: A Personal Journey Through the Civil Rights Movement History,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
I integrated a school in Tennessee when I entered the first grade. It was the same year as the Little Rock nine. My father was a Civil Rights preacher and through him I met Martin Luther King, Jr. when I was 11 years old and later Rosa Parks - two iconic figures of the Civil Rights Movement. This program is my personal story along with songs and other related stories about tolerance, acceptance and pride.
$351- $500
Powell, Jack Songwriting Workshops and Performances with RiverJack “Zucchini” Literature- Creative Writing,
Music,
Performing Arts- Other
RiverJack’s( comprises one-third of The Zucchini Brothers ) highly engaging style motivates students to participate actively in the creative process. Through dynamic performance, demonstration, and audience participation, RiverJack provides an introduction to the processes of looping, songwriting, and recording, and leaves participants with a finished product that they are proud to call their own. RiverJack uses “loop” (live recording) technology to achieve a full band sound by layering percussion, bass, acoustic guitars, harmonica,trumpet and vocals. During a 60- to 75-minute session, participants will explore the craft of songwriting by writing and recording a song that is uniquely their own, based on a theme or curriculum-related topic. They will work cooperatively to form a musical composition by: brainstorming ideas, writing lyrics, composing a melody, and gaining personal experience with the creative process. The song is then rehearsed and recorded, and the library will receive a CD/mp3 containing the participants’ song.
$201- $350
Bromka, Sondra & John Timeless Tunes, Timeless Tales, and Musical Secrets of Long Ago and Far Away Multicultural- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Discover the stories and secrets behind some of the most rare, mysterious, and magical musical instruments of history. How were they invented? How do they work? Hear the tales that are told about the person who was said to be the first player of the bagpipes in ancient Rome. Discover the secret behind stories that claim that fiddles actually have magical powers. What is the tallest stringed instruments ever invented? Are there actually wind instruments that you don't blow into? Can a harp ever play itself? What happens when you touch it? Children will be invited to try the harp and find out for themselves! Bells & Motley have discovered that young children (as well as adults) are enthralled by the unusual sounds and stories behind their unique collection of historic instruments, including rommelpot, hurdy gurdy, early bagpipes, harp, hand-made fiddles, and tromba marina. Audiences are especially excited to hear that the Bromkas, in addition to being musicians, historians, and veteran storytellers, are also expert instrument builders. An unforgettable interactive enrichment experience.
$351- $500
Keeffe Schwartzman, Gigi MUSIC & MERRIMENT!! (TODDLER PROGRAMS) A.K.A. GIGI'S MUSICAL ADVENTURES Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Performing Arts- Puppetry
SPECIAL MUSIC, PUPPET & MUSICAL STORY TIME FOR TODDLERS AND CAREGIVERS. MULTI-AWARD WINNING SINGER, GIGI, LEADS THE MUSIC AND MERRIMENT. DIFFERENT MUSICAL ADVENTURES ARE INCLUDED WITH EACH VISIT:DOWN ON THE FARM, OUT OF AFRICA, SPRING HAS SPRUNG, HOLIDAY THEMES, ETC. OFTEN INCLUDED IS AN INTRODUCTION TO A CHILD FRIENDLY CLASSICAL SELECTION TO PLAY ALONG WITH ON INSTRUMENTS (LEND ME A HAND BAND WOODEN SPOONS) AND/OR MARCH ALONG TO DEPENDENT ON NUMBERS AND SPACE. A WONDERFUL MONTHLY OR SEASONAL OFFERING FOR EVERY LIBRARY OR CHILDHOOD INSTITUTION. GIGI'S CD MOVEMENT & MERRIMENT WAS A 2008 FINALIST IN THE CHILDREN'S MUSIC WEB AWARDS FOR BEST ALBUM FOR PRE-SCHOOLERS AND BEST SONG FOR PRE-SCHOOLERS.
$351- $500
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