Just played three shows, for the preps, ones and twos, at Pleasant St Primary. Very fun, quite rowdy (especially the grade ones) but I don’t think I left them too revved up for the teachers to handle.
I did lots of taking suggestions for changing song lyrics (can you name something that likes to stomp? What else did mother Hubbard get with the shopping? Ok then, what’s a word that rhymes with toothpaste?!) and played a different set for each year level. They all really got involved!
They do a cool thing there too where each class is named something different based on alliteration with the teacher’s name…
Trish is the teacher who teachers the treasures and is who got me in for the shows. I’d bought along my Ladybug hat, so that worked well!
I borrowed a radio guitar and mic setup from a couple of people since I knew the groups were going to be pretty big. It really helped having a bit more oomph and the kids all asked about the equipment and seemed genuinely interested in my answers. I tried not to get too complicated but they were asking some pretty involved questions!
A few folks had put in a good word for me there, so thanks peeps. Quite a few of the kids there are learning instruments too, which is great to hear. It seems like a really good school and I hope to play there again sometime.