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Charles Pettee- Hear the Sound of NC Bluegrass Music!

About the Artist

Charles Pettee, (pronounced “Petty”), has delighted audiences with a tasty blend of original and traditional music seasoned at more than 5,500 performances throughout the US, Canada, and Europe. He is a founding member of the world-traveling Shady Grove Band, and has already completed his thirteenth full length CD/album. His original songs have received airplay worldwide. His love and mastery of southern string music have made him a sought-after performer in educational settings for over twenty years. He currently resides in Chapel Hill, NC with his wife and two boys.

Bluegrass music is a true American art form! Whether live performance, or live virtual, kids will laugh, clap, and sing with a variety of traditional songs, as well as enjoy hearing the banjo, guitar, mandolin, and harmonica! Age appropriate stories and songs fill “Catch the Bluegrass Bug” for preK-2, family shows, and libraries, and the interactive “Bluegrass Stomp” program brings NC and US history to life for older kids (formats for both grades 3-5 & 6-12). All of Mr. Pettee’s educational shows align with NC Essential Standards in Music and Social Studies.

Grade LevelsK-12
Maximums600 Students, 50 minutes, 3/day
Special Populations

Hearing and seeing imparied, physically and mentally disabled

Technical Requirements

Live: Artist provides sound equipment. 1 1/2 hour set-up time prior to first presentation

Virtual: School provides the meeting link of their preference

Total Fee1 live performance - $605 / 2 performances (same day and same school) - $968; New! virtual programs - $220 each
School Portion1 performance- $303 / 2 performances (same day and same school)- $396; New! virtual programs - $110 each

With classroom sessions full of clapping and singing, plus a different "focus instrument" for each day, students will learn about different types of folk music, the influences of historic and modern cultures, the science of sound, and even write their own folk song (5-day residency only), in Mr Pettee’s three to five day residency “Hear the Sound: Digging for the Roots of Bluegrass.” The five day residency also features an assembly performance for the whole school in which the students present their original song to the school!
 

Grade Levels2-5
Maximums50, 50 minutes, 5/day
Special Populations

Visually impaired

Technical Requirements

Small table in classroom or library for the musical instruments, and a white board or chalk board.

Total Fee$450 per day
School Portion$150 per day

Mr. Pettee will gladly come to any classroom either before or after an assembly performance to go deeper with program content, sing together, and let the students share thoughts while experiencing the instruments up close.

Grade LevelsK-12
Maximums50 Students, 50 minutes, 2/day
Special Populations

Visually impaired

Total Fee$182 (with performance only)
School Portion$92 (with performance only)

Bluegrass music is a true American art form! Whether live performance, or live virtual, kids will laugh, clap, and sing with a variety of traditional songs, as well as enjoy hearing the banjo, guitar, mandolin, and harmonica! Age appropriate stories and songs fill “Catch the Bluegrass Bug” for preK-2, family shows, and libraries, and the interactive “Bluegrass Stomp” program brings NC and US history to life for older kids (formats for both grades 3-5 & 6-12). All of Mr. Pettee’s educational shows align with NC Essential Standards in Music and Social Studies.

Grade LevelsK-12
Maximums600 Students, 50 minutes, 3/day
Special Populations

Hearing and seeing imparied, physically and mentally disabled

Technical Requirements

Virtual: School provides the meeting link of their preference

Total Fee$220
School Portion$110

Bluegrass music is a true American art form! Whether live performance, or live virtual, kids will laugh, clap, and sing with a variety of traditional songs, as well as enjoy hearing the banjo, guitar, mandolin, and harmonica! Age appropriate stories and songs fill “Catch the Bluegrass Bug” for preK-2, family shows, and libraries, and the interactive “Bluegrass Stomp” program brings NC and US history to life for older kids (formats for both grades 3-5 & 6-12). All of Mr. Pettee’s educational shows align with NC Essential Standards in Music and Social Studies.

Grade LevelsK-12
Maximums600 Students, 50 minutes, 3/day
Special Populations

Hearing and seeing imparied, physically and mentally disabled

Technical Requirements

Live: Artist provides sound equipment. 1 1/2 hour set-up time prior to first presentation

Virtual: School provides the meeting link of their preference

Total FeeNew! virtual programs = $220 each
School Portion1 performance- $110

References

  • Ava Hughes, Arts Partnership of Spartanburg, SC, 864-278-9693
  • Chris Becom, School of Raleigh, 919-848-1545

Website

www.charlespettee.com