Elementary School/Early Childhood Shows

Through concerts, workshops and residencies, I work with thousands of children each year in preschools, elementary and intermediate schools, and libraries.

My school shows can be tailored to fit many themes, but those I do most often are about reading or good behavior. Here are descriptions of each:

SCHOOL ASSEMBLY CONCERTS

1. BE RESPECTFUL, RESPONSIBLE and SAFE

This highly interactive musical program will inspire your students to do and be their best. Song titles include "Our Behavior Will Shine", "We Gotta Show Respect", "Self Control, That's The Way To Go", and "Voice Levels".  Songs are tailored to include your own school's name.  All of them include the audience.  Perfect for PBIS, CHAMPS, or any occasion when you'd like an uplifting show that promotes positive behavior.  Length: 45-60 minutes.

(An option for this show is that at no extra charge, a sound file or CD of several customized songs can be sent to your school ahead of time so the students can hear them, sing along during the concert, and then be kept and used after Randy is gone. It's not necessary, but it can really create a powerful experience during the actual show.) 

2. RANDY'S ROCKING READING PEP RALLY

Student's will feel like reading rock stars. As the title suggests, this show ROCKS. Every song and story included in this show involves the audience, and all of it, beginning to end, is about the joys and benefits of reading. Length: 45-60 minutes

3. FAMILY FUN SHOWS

If just plain fun is what you are looking for, this would be the show. A fast moving mix of music and stories that is geared for the kids, but which all ages will enjoy. I like to call these my 'clap-along, laugh-along, sing-along shows'.  Length 30-60 minutes

--------MUSICAL STORIES---------

Written originally for the summer reading programs at public libraries, these are mini-musicals. Stories told in verse, with songs and audience participation throughout. Here is a description of each:

 

 

 1. A SYMPHONY OF SCIENCE

 

(45-60 minutes. This program is suitable for students up to 5th grade, but can be easily adjusted to fit kindergarten or younger.)

 

 

The topic is science, but the real theme is the importance of reading and learning new things.

Told in verse and punctuated by catchy songs that carry the story forward, A Symphony of Science is the story of a boy who has gotten bored with science. Then, with the help of an amazing book, discovers the amazing world of science is all around him every day.

Science topics introduced include: Plants and animals, astronomy, insects, paleontology(dinosaurs), and geology

 

 

 2. HENRY AND THE TREASURE CHEST

 (45-60 minutes long.  This story is most suitable for 4K through 3rd grade.) 

Henry is this young pirate's name, and seeking treasure is his game. Though it's riches that he seeks, what he finds is more unique! This treasure chest is full of books, and as he stops to take a look, the greatest treasure, we will find, are wonderful stories for growing minds!   

This enchanting story is told, or more accurately, 'acted out' as poetry. With plenty of audience participation and music, it is perfect for any reading kick-off or book fair event.

 

3. SEARCHING FOR A SUPER HERO

(45 minutes long. Good for all ages 4K-5th Grade)

 

 Sam wants to meet a super hero, and is on a mission to meet Superman or Batman. Along his journey he meets a fireman, a doctor, a soldier, a teacher and a service dog. Sam begins to realize there are super heroes around us every day!

 

For prices contact me at randypeterson100@gmail.com or call 920 469-9710

 

 SONG WRITING ARTIST IN RESIDENCE

My Artist in Residence program involves students in a combination of creative writing and musical performance.  For a complete description of my residency, go to  ARTIST IN RESIDENCE 

LIBRARY SHOWS

I create a new show every year to fit the summer library theme.(2018's show will be titled 'Randy's Rocking Reading Show!') Many of the programs for schools described above were originally created for summer library themes.  All of my shows are highly interactive sing-alongs filled with motion and movement. All are created to inspire reading and to promote our libraries!

 

PERFORMANCE ARTIST IN RESIDENCE 

This residency is usually shorter in length, usually one to three days.  The goal is to create a concert performance to be given for the school and/or parents.  It is made up of songs I have written that work especially well when performed by groups.

The concert can showcase a choir, a grade, or the entire school!

For this residency, the school's music teacher is often involved in the advance preparation. I send music and recordings of songs for the students to learn before my arrival.  When I arrive it is all fine tuned and filled out with costumes, motions and other "show-biz" touches.

 

 

 For prices contact me at randypeterson100@gmail.com or call me at 920 469-9710

 

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