Live Performance Programme
ROCK BAND – Get your school rockin’
Key Stage 2 & 3
A fun filled interactive & musical presentation for pupils and staff which supports curriculum activities such as history, science, maths, geography & dance Beginning in the 1950’s the era which saw electric instruments first appear within popular music, the children will be taken on a musical journey through genres such as Rock & Roll, Blues, Soul, Motown, Funk, Heavy Metal, Punk, Reggae, Ska and Pop.
Key Stage 4
We are also able to deliver workshops that can be tailored to composition & improvisation. The workshops are particularly suitable for exam groups studying music at G.C.S.E and A-Level.
Ugly Bug Ball (Early Years)
A group of minibeasts are all trying to find a way to get to the Ugly Bug Ball. This presentation tells the story of how they got over the garden wall to join the party. It consists of five songs and an instrumental. Pupils will have a chance to join in with the singing, acting, dancing, signing with some children being chosen to play a percussion part.
• One 45 minute performance
• For EY/KS1/Primary Special
• Presented in a school hall
• Interactive throughout
“Welcome to our celebrations for the arrival of our goodly Queen Bess, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the First at Kenilworth castle. Together rich and poor, young and old let us make merry music, song and dance. With your help we will provide good revelry and fun!”
At our Tudor celebration we will be introducing children to some of the sounds, language and sights of the Renaissance. Our interactive workshop will explore the history and music of this exciting period through costume, music, song and dance, incorporating both authentic and modern instruments to bring the past alive. Delve into the strange and malodorous customs of rich and poor alike. No experience necessary, just a well-stocked percussion trolley and plenty of enthusiasm. Resources will be provided prior to the workshop and schools are encouraged to make audio-visual recordings of the pupils finished performances.
World Music and Dance
The World Music Band takes a whistle stop tour of the continents covering some of the distinctive musical styles found en route. Beginning with Spanish Flamenco; into Latin American music; Asian Music, Reggae/ Calypso; and into traditional African drumming and Township Jive.
The African section of the show fully involves the children through singing. The final section of the show will feature some traditional Asian dance with music played on the Dhol and Harmonium, and will culminate in a mixed style fusion piece to finish off the trans-global trip.
The World Music programme is most suited to Key Stages 1 and 2, but can be used in Key Stage 3 also and will run for roughly 40 minutes.
Booking and cancellation information
The cost of a Live Performance Booking is £50 for all schools in Coventry.
To book please fill out the form on the back of this booklet. Bookings are on a ‘first come first served’ basis.
Cancellations, although sometimes necessary, mean that other schools and children may miss out. We therefore ask that schools give a minimum of 4 weeks’ notice when wishing to cancel a project/performance.
When a cancellation is made CPA will still be required to pass on the £50 charge as it’s musicians and artists will still require paying, however if a replacement school can be found this will be reduced to £25 to cover the administration costs of organising another school.