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Program
Category
Description
Fee
Collins, Dawn Story, Song, Movement, Rhythm Play Plus Literature- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Other
An interactive program of songs, small and large movement, and rhythm instrument play for preschoolers and their parents. Story themes may be incorporated with the songs, e.g. songs about the seashore, songs about the seasons, songs about the river, songs about a holiday or national celebration. Parents interact with their children and the children learn that music and reading is fun, especially when sharing quality time with their parent or caregiver. Rhythm instruments (over 12 different types) are hand-held percussion instruments that are sanitized prior to use and are very sturdy and safe. (A craft or art project may be added on, which will extend the program length to 1 hour and 15 minutes.)
$101- $200
Bromka, Sondra & John The Sounds of Nature's Music on World Instruments from Many Cultures Multicultural- Other,
Music,
Nature- Environment
Nature, Music, and Instruments Around the World and Across Time! Through time, the sounds of nature have inspired wonderful musical, poetic, and artistic dreams all around the world. From rushing waterfalls, to gentle drops of rain and melting icicles… to birdsong and crickets... to diverse sounds of the four seasons, Bells & Motley are excited to bring young audiences on a musical journey using a gamut of evocative instruments including harp and medieval fiddles, exotic zithers from Turkey and China, and many other rare exotic historical instruments, for a good measure of total surprise. A beautiful introduction to the evocative powers of music for audiences of all ages.
$351- $500
Clough, Geoff The Life & Times of Henry Mancini History,
Music
This program contains trivia & history of Henry Mancini & his music. Sing along format with lyric sheets. Song titles included:Moon River, Charade, Days of Wine & Roses, Dear Heart, The Pink Panther, & more.
Up to $100
Herdman, Priscilla Contemporary Folk Music Music
Priscilla Herdman has been called a singer’s singer, and is regarded as one of the most admired interpreters of contemporary folk music in the United States. Called an extraordinary song finder and an eloquent performer, audiences who come to hear her sing (and to sing with her) are embraced by her warm and powerful performance. She has toured nationally for thirty years and has released twelve CDs for both adults and children, (three are award winning family albums Stardreamer, Daydreamer and Moondreamer) and three trio albums with friends Anne Hills and Cindy Mangsen. Priscilla is a New York native and lives in Pine Plains, in the Hudson River Valley Region.
$501- $1000
Raabe, Kim Privler It's Jammie Time! Life Skills- Other,
Literature- Other,
Music
At Mama Pajama’s Playhouse, our motto is “Rest Time Is The Best Time!” We believe that daily transitional time from the busyness of work and play is necessary for our bodies and minds to rest, recharge, and re-energize so that we can be our very best in the lives we lead. We use our live, interactive music and story shows, as well as our online concerts and story times to encourage and reinforce positive rest time perceptions to our audiences in a fun and entertaining way. This particular show is available in three formats - music only (entertainment-based), music only (entertainment + education), or as a story show, which uses both music and storytelling (entertainment = education). This show is primarily intended for children age 3-7, and of course their parents!
$351- $500
Kumalo, Robbi Keep The Beat Multicultural- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Puppetry
Keep the Beat is multi-lingual world music concert featuring folk songs from around the globe with pulsating energy and interactivity. The emphasis of the concert is how people all over the world are connected by music, history, and daily interaction. Robbi K & Friends chant with you in Yoruba, hum Zulu folk songs like Mbube, dance to the Latin clavé rhythm, and sing in reggae style celebrating l’chaim; and the many things we have in common with each other. Robbi shares stories about her travels as a musician, and through call & response you'll find yourself singing in 5 different languages. Keep the Beat is a wonderful concert for festivals, schools, and main stage family programs. Children exposed to these songs will not only be singing them for many years to come but hopefully will be inspired to become loving and open-minded participants in the global community.
$351- $500
Sparling, Nicole Toddlers Tango Music,
Performing Arts- Dance
Clap your hands, stomp your feet and wiggle with the beat! Children and their grownups will be wiggling and giggling with Toddlers Tango! Our music and movement program is a high-energy experience designed especially for children aged 2-5 years. We use both music and instruments from around the world to help toddlers and preschoolers develop music appreciation, improve motor skills, and encourage self-confidence and body awareness. During each Toddlers Tango 45-minute program, children will explore the motions of their bodies through dance and movement; learn both classic and contemporary songs; play and experiment with instruments and props such as shaky eggs, rhythm sticks, colorful streamers, hula skirts, bean bags, tambourines, maracas, pom poms, jingle bells, drums and many more! Toddlers Tango can be presented as a single class or series of classes. Also, programs can be customized to fit workshops, parties and special events. We look forward to tangoing with the children and grownups in your neighborhood!
$101- $200
Keeffe Schwartzman, Gigi LEND ME A HAND BAND CELEBRATION JAM!! Music,
Performing Arts- Puppetry,
Visual Arts- Drawing
LET’S CREATE AND CELEBRATE!! 2009 SUMMER READING GIGI AND THE LEND ME A HAND BAND'S MOVEMENT & MERRIMENT ALBUM WAS A FINALIST IN THE 2008 CHILDREN'S MUSIC WEB AWARDS FOR BOTH BEST ALBUM & BEST SONG CATEGORIES!! Gigi and Family & Friends add interactive musical adventures combining aspects of music, art and lots of imagination for a wonderful Summer Reading Program. Highlights will include: • We’ll bring tubs of our famous LEND ME A HAND BAND decorated wooden spoons for the audience to play along with us to create an accompaniment to our music and also use as props in songs and stories. We’ll create our own band and play and learn about different rhythms and styles. • WE'LL LEAD A MUSICAL ADVENTURE and include the song, “AIKEN DRUM”, with an audience member (older grade) drawing the “man made of food” from audience suggestions, and we’ll all sing along at the end. • We’ll also CREATE our own VERSES to certain songs selected age appropriately to target audience and sing them along. **Can also be adjusted to pre-school age.
$351- $500
Handy, Spook The Power of Song in the Civil Rights Movement History,
Music,
Performing Arts- Other
This “Stand Up and Sing Out” program (see above) focuses on the songs of the Civil Rights Movement. It traces the sound track of the movement from the Montgomery Bus Boycott of 1955 to the March on Washington in 1963 to the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King in 1968 and beyond. Learn about the songs’ roots in era of slavery, the black churches of the south and the labor movement of the early 20th century and discover how the lessons of the civil rights movement have influenced and are reflected in “movement songs” of today. Be prepared to sing along and feel the power of the music that breathed the soul of the civil rights movement. This engaging, educational, entertaining and empowering program is particularly excellent for college audiences and can be supplemented with in-class lectures/concerts, Q&A and workshops to address the specific questions and interests of students today. It is also excellent for schools, arts centers, festivals, conferences, libraries, churches and anywhere else people want to experience the power of song.
$501- $1000
Grudko, Marian Beatrix Potter’s “The Tailor of Gloucester” Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Beatrix Potter’s “The Tailor of Gloucester” a magical tale read by Marian Grudko One day near Christmas time, an elderly tailor 
began to make a coat -- of cherry colored corded silk
-- for the Mayor of Gloucester. In the bitter cold, the tailor became ill, 
and unable to finish the coat. Yet it WAS finished. But by whom? This classic Christmas story is said to have been 
Beatrix Potter’s personal favorite. Marian’s reading has become a new holiday tradition!
$201- $350
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