"America's Most Exciting Family Show"
The 1999 Nashville Music Awards Show is over....and The Animal Band won a NAMMY
for "Children's Music Recording of the Year" for their CD "Animal
The Animal Band has been voted "Best Field
Trip" (K-5) by educators and students in more than 2200 schools.
The Animal Band and a cast of more than 40 actors,
singers and dancers combine upbeat music, positive messages, colorful costumes and
hilarious participatory dynamics for an unforgettable, high energy musical extravaganza.
Friendly alien space travelers, firefighters, police officers, unicorn
dancers and realistic portrayals of Ben Franklin, Leonardo da Vinci and Dr. Martin Luther
King, Jr., are just a few of the ingredients which make this show the most exciting family
show in America.
Fun audience participation is an important key to this award winning show's recipe for success. At any moment, the audience may be instructed to stand, flap
their wings and crow like a rooster, shout the R.E.A.D. cheer, sing along, or launch
themselves out of their seats during the fast paced antics to "Roller Coaster."
The subject matter of this presentation/show covers conflict and
resolution, conservation, history, life skills, literacy, self-esteem and just
The live show is a high energy musical extravaganza,
representing the best in family entertainment for theatres, arenas,
festivals and corporate events. Indoor performances may feature an eye-catching
rain forest backdrop with The Animal Band's colorful logo. The
set includes 78 three-foot ladybugs which appear to be crawling around
the numerous flowers and ferns on stage. The music is a smorgasbord of
styles including pop/rock, blues, country, Celtic, reggae and New Orleans jazz.
One of The Animal Band's greatest assets is the
skillful use of hilarious participatory dynamics involving both children
and adults. During their roller coaster song, the entire audience
launches themselves skyward in a fast paced workout. Kids scream with
laughter as adults, chosen from the audience, are escorted on stage to
wear zany hats and air jam with inflatable instruments during the song
"Going To School Blues."
The clever lyrics to the band's songs are
brought to life on stage and in the audience with the help of actors
wearing unique costumes representing animals, Blues Brothers, friendly
green aliens, rainmakers and famous people from history. The festive
song Market-Place, pulls the audience into a south-of-the-border style
celebration as the isles become filled with muchachos and muchachas with
sombreros and maracas.
You can hear a pin drop as Jim sings the ballad "Looks
Like Rain." Under the cover of darkness, as lightning flashes and
thunder roars, dozens of rainmakers in yellow rain gear, quietly enter
the rear of the auditorium. The song becomes reality as the unsuspecting
audience is caught in a rain shower. On stage, band members laugh as
they hear the screams of joy and laughter......and another audience is
added to The Animal Band's fan club.
Lottie Green, Editor of "Be True Arts Magazine" said,
"There is absolutely nothing like an Animal Band show. Kids can sing
and dance, and adults remember what it was like to be a kid!"
What others say --
- Columbus, GA:
"The performance was absolutely wonderful!
Our children have not gotten so 'into' a field trip in a long time. They were so hungry
after all the participation exercises, they ate everything in sight at lunch. The song
lyrics, music and movements are so much fun and reinforce some great principles. We ranted
and raved about the show so much that our principal and teachers in other grade levels
want to go next year." -- Brenda Robbins, Teacher
- New York, NY:
"What a breath of fresh air! I don't believe
I've seen a show with so much energy, and which promotes so many good ideas. It's been
several months since we saw the show, and the children and teachers are still talking
about it. Is it too early to make reservations for next year?" -- David Lin, Guidance Counselor
- Mt. Juliet, TN:
"The lyrics appeal to the elementary set for
they deal with age appropriate topics. Thank You! The music is not
up-tempo, catchy, and most importantly highly entertaining with a message the
elementary set can understand and relate to. I applaud the show for being a good value and
VERY ENTERTAINING. I do not know of another field trip, so appropriately priced and
well presented that I have taken during the past 20 years I have worked in public
education." -- Karen Cropsey, Teacher
- Family Fun Magazine:
"They are consummate professionals with
exceptional production quality and musicianship. Their songs explore topics near and dear
to every child's heart in a particularly engaging fashion."
The Animal Band may be available for your next special event!
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Based: ..in Tennessee / based nTennessee