If you don't see what you need please call 920-309-1132 or email firstname.lastname@example.org and I will personally deliver an awesome program just for you!
With a few exception most of my programs are designed to fit P-K through 5th grade (occasionally 6th grade too). Up to 400 students per show or 50 per classroom. I most likely have songs and lesson plans for any elementary topic you can imagine, so if you don't see what you need, just ask, ok?
Six-Traits Rock! - MOST POPULAR PROGRAM!
Excellent Alternative to an Author Visit!
The six-traits of good writing come alive as elementary students learn (and instantly memorize) important steps of the creative writing process. In less than an hour students gain a writing experiences that will last a lifetime.
Also available as an artist is residency, classroom visit or workshop,email for details
Back to School
100 Days of School
Last Day of School
A great way to celebrate special events during the school year. Interactive songs about school life and subjects from science, math, reading, writing and more!
The Sounds of Science
This presentation is upbeat and interactive, featuring electric pop/rock music, books and a bit of comedy. Song selection includes: Simple Machines, Electricity, We Went to the Sea, The Water Cycle, The Insect Alphabet, I Like Dinosaurs Green-Green Growing Machine, Planet Earth and much more. A new way to kick-off or wrap up your school science fair!
Out of Control Rock & Roll Reading Show
Great idea for Read across America week, March reading month and your book sale kick off!
From Dr. Seuss to Harry Potter, Mr. Billy shares his award winning reading songs along with compositions all about books and authors; created by children during six-trait songwriting residencies.
Also available as an artist is residency, classroom visit or workshop,email for details
Good Character Rocks!
Consider for RED RIBBON WEEK!
Trustworthiness, Respect, Responsibility, Fairness, Caring, Citizenship are featured and discussed. A strong ANTI-BULLYING message is embedded throughout this program. A “serious” good time.
1, 2, 3, Math Music and Me
45 minutes of upbeat, fun and interactive music for younger children that introduces or reinforces early math skills. Songs about colors, sorting, shapes, logical thinking, problem solving, counting, numbers and other mathematic themes are enhanced with props, movements, stories and hands on interaction. Aimed at younger kids PK-2
Six Leg Songs
Fun songs about bug and educational songs about insects, all from the award winning CD “Six Leg Songs”. Lots of movement and interaction.
Do Something Fun!
Best choice for family fun nights & other school events
Fast paced concert that features mountains of movement, interaction and participation. Mr. Billy can customize this program (usually on the spot) to fit any age group.
Or, if none of the above work for you I have CUSTOM MADE THEMES JUST FOR YOUR SCHOOL! Email for details!
Without a doubt library programs are among my favorite shows to create and perform! Year after year I work closely with the The Collaborative Summer Library Program (CSLP) to deliver summer reading presentations and new songs that excite and delight while bringing kids and families together to experience the joys of reading!
But reading isn't just for summer! I also offer programs for winter reading, Read Across America, March reading month, Book week, National Library month, librarian workshops and more
I'm sure you'll find something you like here, if not, tell me what you want and I'll do it for you, how's that for a promise!
20120 Summer Reading
ROCK AND ROLL ALL NIGHT!
Visit www.summerreadingsongs.com got more details
What else is there besides summer reading???
There are many holidays and library celebrations throughout the year. I have programs for new wing and grand openings, family nights and PLEASE READ THIS...I can create a musical program to go with ANY... I repeat... ANY grants that become available for your library. Recently I was asked to create a math theme show that is how the "1, 2, 3 Math, Music and Me" program (one of my most popular) came to be. Already in my bag of tricks are programs for Read Across America, Dr. Seuss, Halloween, Christmas/Winter and even a SONGWRITING and RECORDING program, WOW.
Need more ideas? Here is a list of other popular library celebrations that could use a musical touch!
Library Lovers' Month - February
Library Lovers' Month is a month-long celebration of school, public, and private libraries of all types. This is a time for everyone, especially library support groups, to recognize the value of libraries and to work to assure that the Nation's libraries will continue to serve.
Read Across America - March
Read Across America, sponsored by the National Education Association, is a reading motivation and awareness program that calls for every child to celebrate reading on March 2, Dr. Seuss's birthday. We also provide resources and activities to keep children reading year round.
Teen Tech Week - March
The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), the fastest growing division of the American Library Association (ALA), is pleased to announce Teen Tech Week, a new YALSA celebration aimed at getting teens to use their libraries for the different technologies that are offered there, such as DVDs, databases, audiobooks, electronic games and more. Teen Tech Week will be celebrated for the first time March 4-10, 2007.
National Library Week - April
First sponsored in 1958, National Library Week is a national observance sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries across the country each April. It is a time to celebrate the contributions of our nation’s libraries and librarians and to promote library use and support. All types of libraries – school, public, academic and special – participate.
School Library Media Month - April
First celebrated in 1985, many school library media programs celebrate the month of April as School Library Media Month in conjunction with, and sharing the same theme as, National Library Week.
National Library Workers Day - April
The Allied Professional Association of the American Library Association (ALA-APA) annually sponsors National Library Workers Day, which falls on the Tuesday of National Library Week. The purpose is to recognize all library workers, including librarians, support staff and others who make library service possible every day.
National Volunteer Week - April
Sponsored by the Points of Light Foundation, National Volunteer Week is about thanking one of America's most valuable assets – our volunteers – and calling the public's attention to all that they do to improve our communities.
Children's Book Week - May
A celebration of the written word, Children's Book Week introduces young people to new authors and ideas in schools, libraries, homes and bookstores. Through Children's Book Week, the Children's Book Council encourages young people and their caregivers to discover the complexity of the world beyond their own experience through books.
Library Card Sign-Up Month - September
September is Library Card Sign-Up Month - a time when the American Library Association and libraries across the country remind parents that the most important school supply of all is @ your library®--it's your library card.
Banned Books Week - September –October
Banned Books Week, an annual celebration of the freedom to read, is observed the last week of September. Each year, librarians, booksellers, teachers and countless others take this opportunity to highlight the importance of intellectual freedom and remind us not to take this precious democratic freedom for granted.
Teen Read Week - October
A national literacy initiative of the Young Adult Library Services Association that is aimed at teens, their parents, librarians, educators, booksellers and other concerned adults. The continuing message of the Teen Read Week initiative is to encourage 12-18 year olds to "Read For The Fun Of It". Each year an annual theme allows YALSA to focus on timely topics and teen interests. Teen Read Week is celebrated the third full week in October every year.
National Friends of Libraries Week - October
The celebration offers a two-fold opportunity to celebrate the Friends. Use the time to creatively promote your group in the community, to raise awareness, and to promote membership. This is also an excellent opportunity for your library and Board of Trustees to recognize the Friends for their help and support of the library.
Want your family stage or children's area to rock?
You came to the right place!
I have been performing at fairs and festivals all over the Mid-West and beyond for nearly a decade.
For the past 11 years I have been a regular featured act at A DAY OUT WITH THOMAS all over the USA! I have two CDs of trains songs that rock the stage.
In addition to my solo shows I now offer a FULL BAND option, that really goes over well with mixed (older and younger) audiences. The band is also able to draw, entertain and keep the crowd going!