Billy Jonas

Music, Literary

  • Hay Street

Service Description

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. Virtual Program: Who's Gonna Make Our Music? / The Troubadour Tradition 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 Levels K-12 Maximums Unlimited, 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 Fee Virtual Presentation: $475 School Portion Virtual Presentation: $248 References Ragen Carlile, United Arts Council of Wake County, 919-839-1498, April Bartley, Swift Creek Elementary, Website

Contact Details

  • 301 Hay Street, Fayetteville, NC, USA