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SWEET THUNDER STUDENT PERFORMANCE  SONG-WRITING & THEATRE WORKSHOP

 

 

HOW WE DO IT

 

Sandy and I work for two-three days in one school with maximum 60 students.  It is a Song-Writing/Acting-themed project, based on Anti-Bullying Medicine Wheel/Character Education and Environmental themes.

 

1.  The students are introduced to the Medicine Wheel through photos, explanations and the significance of the shape of the wheel and each stone.

 

2.  Students then build a "Human Medicine Wheel", using themselves as the stones to give them a true understanding of what it is to live in truth, respect and inspiration.

 

3.  Students are divided into three groups: (a) Singers; (b) Actors;

(c) Drummers.

 

4. Through a free-flow of ideas from the students, Shannon and Sandy organize the theme(s) into coherent song(s) and write the music on the spot!  Yes, we are that good!

 

5. Actors perform Pre-scripted Indigenous stories with Good Character themes, accompanied by vocals and big drums.

 

6. Depending on the length of the workshop booked, and if the school is amenable, at the end of the project the students host a gathering of parents and students from other classes and perform their material.  

 

7. Big Drums, Shakers, and Sandy's flute, acoustic and bass guitars are all used to create beautiful music. Even a little dance is thrown in for fun and exercise. 

 

   

 

 

 

SPACE & PROP REQUIREMENTS: (a) Gym with a Stage. (b) 2 Long Tables, (c) 20 chairs for the big drums.

 

STUDENT MAXIMUM: 60, Grades 6-8, 9-12

 

PRESENTATION LENGTH:  2-3 Days

 

FEE: Two Days: $2100.00 + HST. Three Days: $2600.00 + HST.

OUTSIDE GTA:  Show fee does NOT include, where applicable: travel, per diem, accommodation.

 

 

 

 

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"Shannon, it was a pleasure having Sandy and yourself perform and work with the students over the past two days. The feedback has been nothing but positive. Everyone learned a ton and enjoyed the wealth of talent that both of you brought to our school community. I want to thank you both so much for making this such an excellent experience. All the best to you both!"  (M. Menheere, Principal)



"The opportunity for students to learn how First Nations music was originally created, and then to actually write a song, that you translated into your language so they could sing it, was invaluable to their overall music education. I very appreciated your kindness and inclusivity."  (Music Teacher, Appleby Private School)



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