This program is designed to take students and faculty on a musical journey through America’s rich music history, from Yankee Doodle to hip-hop, American Music has influenced the whole world. This journey is targeted for any age group from Pre-K to 12th grade. It transcends all boundaries, cultures, races, creeds and colors. With a brief introduction for each artist’s song and its contribution to American Music Boogie Chillun brings a review of American music to your school culminating with their own hallmark song, “Read Baby Read”!
About the Artist
Boogie Chillun’ is a six-piece, diverse, multi-cultural and multi-talented musical group that is well versed in all styles of music. The band was formed in 1991 by band leaders Vaughn Collins and Derek Graham in New Haven, Connecticut. The band has performed in many venues and schools throughout Connecticut, Massachusetts and the tri-state area. Some concert venues include Toad’s Place, The Palace Theatre and the New Haven Green, sharing the stage with War and Ziggy Marley. They can be found locally at Christopher Martin’s, Humphrey’s, Café Nine, and J. P. Dempsey’s where the group has been a crowd favorite for over 18 years. Whether playing at weddings, festivals, school assembly programs or private parties, Boogie Chillun’ will entertain and educate fans and listeners of all ages.
“I wanted to drop you a note to let you know what a fabulous time we had today at Johnson School with Boogie Chillun’. They had our kids entertained from start to finish. The kids could not sit still and at the end they all started shouting encore encore and clapping. I have been organizing assemblies for our elementary school for 7 years now and I have never seen such an enthusiastic reaction from the kids (and teachers!) One boy came up to me at the end to ask if they could come back next Monday. This is a must see performance!” Michele Zanchelli Johnson, School PTO Cultural chairperson
Comments from McKinley School In Fairfield:
"Thank you again for a wonderful interactive performance."
“Wish we had more assemblies like that” the kids had so much fun!
“It was so exciting to see how engaged the students were with the performers.”
"They were awesome….That was the best assembly ever!”
"I hope you schedule this group again next year! A+ for Boogie Chillin!"
"Carter came right home talking about their rock and roll assembly! Great job!"
"The only thing my kids talked about was the fantastic music they heard. They really were excited!"
American Roots Music (Grades K-12)
This program is designed to take students and faculty on a musical journey through America’s rich music history. From Yankee Doodle to hip-hop, American Music has influenced the whole world. This journey is targeted for any age group from Pre-K to 12th grade. It transcends all boundaries, cultures, races, creeds and colors. From an educational standpoint they give brief introductions for each artist and song, and its contribution to American Music. Through interactive playing and sing-a-longs we encourage students to keep this music alive by passing it on to everyone they come in contact with. Length: 45 minutes
The Sounds of Motown (K-12)
This program takes listeners on a musical journey through the urban city of Detroit Michigan. Rich with culture, the soulful sounds of the streets became the sound of Motown known as the music of young America.
This performance highlights famous Motown artist such as The Temptations, Supremes, Marvin Gaye, Smokey Robinson, Stevie Wonder and Motown founder, Berry Gordy Jr.
Boogie Chillun is sure to make you dance, clap and sing-a-long to The Sounds of Motown. It's a must see performance for all ages!
“A Celebration Of The Season” (Grades K-12)
This special presentation will engage and captivate audiences from ages 1-92. Through interactive sing-a-long seasonal holiday songs, young and old will encounter the celebration of the Jewish Festival of Lights, Christ the Savior’s birth and the African heritage of African American culture. Boogie Chillun’ is sure to get you in the holiday spirit after experiencing these joyful sounds and celebration of the season.
Single Performance: $1,425
Back to Back Performances: $1,870