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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.

Artist Video

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" instruments made from found and foraged objects. This show proves to each and every student that they are indeed a musician. Themes include ecological awareness, community connection, personal reponsibility and various curriculum-related songs. Billy's concerts inform and inspire students to be aware of the environment around them, including one another.

THE TROUBADOUR TRADITION  (6-12) - A concert, presented in lecture-demo style; the role of the singer/songwriter throughout history. Billy's original soings and improvisation will help students gain an understanding  of the role of the 'musician/storyteller/new bearer' in various cultures. Students participate actively in each song with rhythm, movement and singing.

Grade LevelsK-5
Maximums350 Students, 45-50 minutes, 2/day
Total Fee1 performance- $750 / 2 performances (same day and same school)- $1300
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, Varies
Technical Requirements

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

Technology/Software

-  Call to discuss platform

-  Live, online Interactive Student Q&A accompanies virtual program

Total FeeVirtual Presentation: $475
School PortionVirtual Presentation: $248

References

Website

Loyd Artists/Billy Jonas