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Billy Jonas

About the Artist

A Billy Jonas concert is an explosion of energy! In singalongs, bangalongs, whisperalongs, as well as improvised songs, his primary instrument is the audience. Billy’s original pieces are played on fanciful “industrial re-percussion” - instruments made from found objects. Billy has been an international performer and educator for over three decades.

Billy performs original material composed to meet the needs of specific age groups (K-5th, middle school, high school). His concerts inform and inspire the audience to be aware of the environment around them, including one another. Students are encouraged to creatively recycle materials. Middle and high school concerts teach the traditions of folk music and their role in society. The audience participates actively in each song with rhythm, movement and singing.

Grade LevelsK-12
Maximums350 Students, 45-50 minutes, 2/day
Total Fee1 performance- $826 / 2 performances (same day and same school)- $1,430
School Portion1 performance- $413 / 2 performances (same day and same school)- $715

Who’s Gonna Make Our Music?! (K-5)

Participation is the name of the game. Concerts include sing-alongs, bang-alongs, and an improvised song with audience suggestions. Instruments include voice, guitar, and recycled "re-percussion." This show proves to each and every participant that they are indeed a musician. Themes include ecological awareness, community connection, personal responsibility, and various curriculum-related songs. 

Curriculum Connections:  language development, music, science & ecology

The Troubadour Tradition (6-12)

A concert, presented in lecture-demo style, the role of the singer/songwriter throughout history. Billy’s original songs and improvisation will help students gain an understanding of the role of the “musical historian/storyteller/ ews bearer” in various cultures throughout history, and to realize their own potential, and responsibility to share their truth.

Curriculum Connections:  language development, music, science & ecology

Grade LevelsK-12
MaximumsUnlimited, 45-60 minutes including live,online student interactive Q & A
Technical Requirements

Conditions:  School must organize and administer event; Call to discuss further details

Technology/Software

-  Facebook Premiere (pre-recorded concert with live text chat while concert airs)

-  Pre-recorded concert only

-  Private Youtube link

-  Call to discuss alternate platforms

-  15-30’ Live Zoom Demo/Lecture/Q&A event accompanies every virtual program

Progams are available for one week. 

Total FeeVirtual Presentation: $495
School PortionVirtual Presentation: $248

References

Website

www.billyjonas.com