Roger Day's MARSH MUD MADNESS concert of original music exposes students to contemporary music in a variety of styles and influences, written with the intent to teach facts appropriate to the elementary curriculum in the areas of science, nature studies and geography and introduces rich language in a unique, fun and inspiring way. Students join Roger on his all original, highly-interactive musical journey up and down the Atlantic seacoast, knee deep in squishy, oozy marsh mud, marveling at loggerhead turtles, ghost crabs and other cool coastal residents. The song cycle deals with the importance of habitat and watershed health, the abundance of creatures that depend on water resources and how individuals can help protect the coastal eco-system. The concert will also provide students with the opportunity to meet the author of the songs they hear and understand the process he used to write the songs. In-depth study guides are available for each grade, K-5.
Roger Day has been writing and performing smart, original, interactive, high-energy children's music for over 15 years. His clever lyrics & upbeat rhythms are infused with wry & silly observations about the world around us, and fun word play that tickles kids' funny bones & moves them to think. An approved Dove Family Foundation artist & multiple Parents' Choice Gold Award winner, his infectiously fun concerts are action-filled adventures exercising kids' minds AND muscle, body AND brain; inspiring them to discover their own talents and to give flight to their imaginations. Roger is a former camp counselor and magna cum laude graduate of Washington & Lee University touring over 100 shows/year entertaining & educating students across the US.