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Weather, Climate, Let’s Define It!

This song and dance exploration of weather patterns, how they are created, and how they create climate teaches students about the global balance that supports the amazing diversity of plant and animal life on our beautiful planet. For older students, Billy B. The Science Song and Dance Man introduces the science of human impact on […]

¿Dónde está Juana?

Native Spanish-speakers Andrés and Christina of 123 Andrés explore our hemisphere in Spanish and English, as well as ASL. Our friend Juana is missing, and our only clue is that she’s somewhere in the Americas. Equipped with a giant map and several musical instruments, the audience embarks on a search for Juana, learning about geography, culture, and […]

Your Life Is a Work of Art

Bobby Beetcut’s program, Your Life is A Work of Art, uses music to immerse students in motion, rhythm, and mindfulness. Mixing live looping, beatboxing, multiple instruments, singing, dancing, and interactive play with basic principles of mindfulness, meditation, and creative visualization, this program teaches students how to view their life as a work of art and […]

BabaGotB.A.R.S.

This upbeat and active multi-media assembly explores the fun process of hip hop songwriting while comparing it to the practical skill of essay writing. Through the use of positive music videos and song lyrics, students are introduced to the artist’s special “Bomani Armah wRriting System” and are encouraged to find and create art that reflects […]

Melodies, Moods, and Movies

Explore the power of music through the lens of movie-making. 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 uses both new and well-loved cinematic selections to explore the emotional and storytelling power of music and its ability to […]

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 […]

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