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Performer
Program
Category
Description
Fee
Gartner, Ron Ron Gartner Show Music
A high energy, highly entertaining songfest that takes audiences from the glorious lyrics and melodies of Gershwin and Porter and the fingersnappin’ sounds of the Rat Pack---to the Rock-n-Rollin’ sounds of American Bandstand ! Ron entertains from California to Florida, Vegas to New York--which you can see on his website. From Sinatra, Dino, & Como to the Fabulous 50’s and 60’s, there’s something for everyone in this fantastic Vegas-style show! Ron Gartner means Entertainment!
$351- $500
Torgan, Keith Music Master Classes and Clinics with a Master Music,
Performing Arts- Other
Master musician, Juilliard graduate and college professor, Barbara Siesel’s years of experience teaching all levels make her uniquely qualified to work with students from elementary school to college to conservatory. Each master class is designed to address the precise needs of your particular group of students. Whether it’s learning a band or orchestra part, the basics of breathing and tone production, repertoire and more, Siesel responds to the needs of your students and school. 8 and up
$351- $500
Bromka, Sondra & John MUSIC ALONG THE ERIE CANAL - New York State Heritage Songs and Instruments along the Waterway History,
Multicultural- Other,
Music
Sondra and John Bromka use their beguiling antique instrument collection to bring a lively taste of New York State's cultural character along our famous water way during the 1800s. This is a up-close, interactive concert that includes aires, dance tunes, and singalongs from a variety of immigrant traditions, accompanied by Irish harp, bagpipes, pennywhistle, French hurdy gurdy, German hackbrett (hammered dulcimer), African-American banjo, and English squeezeboxes... our music offers the special flavor of each culture's unique contributions.
$351- $500
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
Henry, Ruth The Amazing Erie Canal History,
Music,
Performing Arts- Theater
The Amazing Erie Canal dramatizes the vision, obstacles, construction and success of the Erie Canal. Performed by students, this musical drama introduces the audience to the dreamers, the political nay-sayers, the immigrant workers, the economic and social impact of the canal and of course, Sal. Fast-paced scenes, catchy songs and unforgettable characters!
$1001- $3000
Grudko, Marian Dragonfly Bog Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Dragonfly Bog a musical tale for families and adults 
by composer and storyteller Marian Grudko The air is poisoned, the water harsh and bitter. The Bog is in trouble and the dragonflies are leaving --
all except Sura, a small blue dragonfly who stays behind and sets out to save Dickinson Bog Turtle. More than a story of an endangered wetland,
“Dragonfly Bog” is a tale of friendship, sacrifice, and the power of music. Marian will perform the story, accompanied by her enchanting musical score. This program is for everyone who loves good music, 
a good story and good theater.
$201- $350
Goldberg, Norbert Kidjazz Multicultural- Other,
Music
This presentation explores the roots of jazz and takes the audience through a chronological journey culminating in today's jazz-fusion styles. The ensemble consists of three to five versatile musicians. Approximate time- 45 mins.- 1 hr. Program highlights: The rhythm section- (piano, bass, drums). Musicians demonstrate their instruments and discuss their role within the ensemble. Introduction to wind instruments - Demonstration of woodwind and/or brass instruments. Improvisation - Presented in an accessible format whereby a simple children's song is played and improvised on. Jazz styles - Various jazz styles (New Orleans Dixieland, Ragtime, Be-bop, Modern, etc.) are presented through excerpts of classic standards. Latin and Brazilian rhythms - Performance of Latin jazz and bossa-nova. Features audience participation using accessory percussion instruments. Fusion - Jazz styles are combined with contemporary rhythms such as funk, and hip-hop.
$1001- $3000
Kumalo, Robbi Jazzy Tales Literature- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Literary Artists
Jazzy Tales is a great program for the 2013 Summer Reading Program! Combining music, fairy tales, folk tales and popular story of good character. Robbi & bassist Chris share familiar tales while incorporating different languages & jazz improvisation in the stories and songs. Celebrate people, places, and things we all have in common!
$501- $1000
Montgomery, Luke The Dust Bowl Troubadour History,
Music
Learn the story of the Dust Bowl through the music and lyrics of Woody Guthrie, the original Dust Bowl Troubadour. Dissect the brilliant lyrics of this great musician, and in doing so, understand the history of the period in a whole new way. A truly unique, personal, emotional experience that fits in perfectly with every school's history curriculum that covers this fascinating time in American history. Will have students clapping and singing along. Will make every 7-8 grade history teacher breathe a sigh of relief!
$501- $1000
Del Bianco, Lou Make a Good Choice! Life Skills- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Few performers excel as both musician and storyteller, but Lou Del Bianco is one who does.- PARENTS CHOICE Through original songs, stories and audience interaction, this Parents Choice Award winner takes his audience on an exciting journey back through his childhood sharing the daily joys, dreams and blunders that today’s kids can relate to, laugh at, and understand. Children will get the chance to decide what kinds of choices they would make if they were in Lou’s shoes and how those choices reflect on their own lives. The entire assembly is strung together with a cool rap tune that tells students to “Make a Good Choice!”… and what's more, this unique program can touch upon any Character Ed themes that your school or community want to stress and will work them in to the program!
$201- $350
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