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BabaGotB.A.R.S.

Hip Hop songwriter and poet Bomani explores the fun process of writing by employing techniques used when composing hip hop poems and song lyrics. Whether it’s rhyming, revising, or editing, the process of writing is universal! Students will be inspired to create their next song, poem, or essay using the skills Bomani imparts to them. […]

Melodies, Moods, and Movies

Experience the power of the silver screen! Students travel from the silent film era to today’s movie blockbusters in this interactive program. Using sound effects, live performance, and collaborative storytelling, Cello Fury helps students discover how and why movie music tells a story and creates an emotional response.

Totally Vocally Workshop/Master Class

Ball in the House is excited to offer workshops and master classes. Please call or email for details and pricing. There are 3 main types: A school group or chorus performs and we offer constructive criticism, ask questions, and encourage based on our experience as full-time musicians. Ball in the House performs and breaks down […]

Exploring Math and Music by Making a One-String Guitar

Through a combination of creativity, engineering, and ingenuity, students produce unique instruments out of found objects. STEAM topics come alive for students through the use of instruments from the acoustic era of the 1920s and 1930s. By utilizing the engineering design process to imagine, plan, create, and improve the sound properties of their single-string guitars, […]

Word Play

In his program Word Play, Alden Phelps combines a high-energy collection of far-fetched, funny songs and impressive guitar playing to delight every audience. In this reading and music assembly, students sing along with original songs such as: “When They Make Me President” “My Brother’s Got an iPod Totally Attached to His Head” “The Mysterious Island […]

Boom Buckets Around the World!

Students discover the art of drumming! Participants have a blast playing everyday objects like buckets and garbage cans while they develop essential aural musical skills and learn how to read basic musical notation. Along their journey students experience music from different world cultures, participate in ensemble playing, and have the opportunity to perform in an […]

Biodiversity with Billy B.

Billy B. uses science, humor, music, dance, and audience participation to introduce the wonder of our earth’s biodiversity, why it is declining, and how we can help to protect it. Billy B. hopes to educate people of all ages about biodiversity by introducing issues such as pollution, deforestation, and overfishing and how other human behaviors […]

Voice of the People: A History of American Folk Music

Dave Fry turns folk selections—both widely known and new to kids’ ears—into true adventures. He sings of wild animal excursions and at-home thrills like peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, moving with ease from the downright silly “I Want to Be a Dog” to the joyfully rockin’ “Splish Splash.” Students learn about the historical role of […]

Outside the Bachs

From Bach to Beethoven, Django Reinhardt to Jethro Tull! Combining the virtuosity of world-class artists with the energy of rock stars, these performers remix traditional ideas of chamber music. Students discover the joys of classical and jazz music through exciting arrangements and plenty of originals. By combining classical repertoire with elements of hip hop and […]

Creative Up-cycling!

Turning junk into musical instruments from Africa to America! This immersive program inspires students to creatively repurpose objects as they learn about a musical tradition that has spanned cultures and continents for centuries. Curtis Blues performs using a wide variety of “up-cycled” instruments made in Africa, South America, and the U.S., including traditional gourd instruments. […]

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