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  • June 20th, 2012
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John Henry Music AND Movement!

johnhenryengland@hotmail.com
(202) 498-1344

John Henry Performances allow each student to explore the world of music and instruments as they travel through song and dance, discovering musical traditions.

John Henry is renowned for his ability to connect with his audiences. He brings 20 years of early childhood education and performance experience!

John Henry’s interactive program engages children of all ages as they dance, sing and imagine.

A John Henry Concert supplements curriculums of physical fitness, music, geography, science and language arts.

“Music allows children to process information in a new way. They hear sounds, they feel rhythm and they are able to actively participate in the learning process. Music can also be a wonderful introduction to other cultures. With songs and instruments children are able to appreciate different cultures and become familiar with new ideas from a musical perspective.”

–John Henry England

Around the World with John Henry will allow each student to explore the world of music and instruments as they travel, discovering the musical traditions of each continent.

John Henry’s interactive program engages children of all ages as they dance, sing and imagine.

 

Around the Year with John Henry : Music and Movement

September
Theme: Welcome Back!
Song: Hello to All the Children of the World
Story: John Henry Story and Wheels on the Bus
Instrument: Introduction to La Guitarra

October
Theme: Halloween
Song: The Bone Song, Ring Around the Pumpkin
Story: Skeleton Hiccups
Instrument: Rhythm Circle

November
Theme: Thanksgiving
Song: The Thanksgiving Twist
Story: Ten Silly Turkeys
Instrument: Bells

December
Theme: Holidays
Song: Jingle Bells, The Dreidel Song, Rudolph
Story: Rudolph
Instrument: Bells

January
Theme: Winter
Song: Penguin March
Story: Frosty
Instrument: Egg Shakers

February
Theme: African American History Month
Song: What a Wonderful World
Story: It’s a Wonderful World
Instrument: Egg Shakers

March
Theme: St Patrick’s Day
Song: The Leprechauns are Dancing
Story: There Once was a Man Called Michael Finnegan
Instrument: Scarves

April
Theme: Earth Day
Song: Happy Earth Day, Crawl Caterpillar, We’ve Got the Whole World
Story: The Very Hungry Caterpillar
Instrument: Scarves

May
Theme: Spring
Song: Happy Mother’s Day, Big Sun Rising
Story: Inch by Inch
Instrument: Maracas

June
Theme: Summer
Song: In the Summertime, Happy Father’s Day
Story: Chika Chika Boom Boom
Instrument: Maracas

July
Theme: Fourth of July
Song: Washington, My Washington, Out There Having Fun
Story: Miss Mary Mack
Instrument: Drums

August
Theme: Trips
Song: Kokomo, Rehoboth Beach, We’re Going to the Zoo
Story: Dear Zoo
Instrument: Drums