Phone: (317) 402-8615 or (765) 744-3248
For grades: Preschool-8th; show is tailored for age groups
Requirements for live visit: We supply all our own equipment including a state-of-the-art full sound system, but we do need convenient electrial outlets and approximately 90 minutes to set-up; 30 minutes to tear-down. Since our show is for the entire student body, we find auditoriums
Fees for live visit: Our schedule fills quickly because we offer a MAJOR production with pricing that is both reasonable and negotiable based on school/event size, location, etc. - so call for details! And don't forget about our School Shar
Funding: Many schools use existing state/federal grant money they've been allocated for specific uses (i.e. for Drug Awareness programs), or they get assistance in covering our fee from their PTO/PTA and/or area businesses/individuals. Every show we have done has been so well-received that the schools feel they get a HUGE bargain for the production/education/entertainment we provide!
Melodies With Messages »
The show was wonderful with lots of important, powerful messages for kids. Mindy and The Fun Company do an excellent job of motivating the kids. The students are STILL singing the songs! I would highly recommend the program for all students. --- Jan Koeniger, Principal, Valley Grove Elementary School - Anderson, IN
Mindy and The Fun Company's high-energy show combines singing, dancing and comedy while educating children on the importance of Staying in School, Dangers of Drugs/Tobacco/Alcohol, Character building skills, Self-Esteem, Safety while playing, Family Values, Recycling, Diversity, Hygiene, Fitness/Nutrition, Seatbelts and much more! Utilizing parodies of popular tunes like "YMCA," "Proud Mary," and "Stayin' Alive," the program relays memorable messages while simultaneously entertaining and involving children and adults alike. And their show constantly receives rave reviews from community leaders/event organizers to parents and teachers and of course, kids of all ages! They even have a professionally-produced audio CD of their popular songs available for purchase now, so kids/teachers can enjoy and sing along to the songs for years after the show!
"What a first rate show!!! Thank you so much for coming and making a great start to our school year. My prayers are that we reached the students who needed reached and that they we make the correct choice when faced with a not so pleasant situation. We would be more than happy to promote you program to others in the state. Please feel free to give out my name and number as a reference for your show. Again, thank you and best of luck to you and the company as they continue to offer a much needed service to our children." Scott Clifford, Principal, Roosevelt Middle School, Monticello, IN
Mindy and The Fun Company offer constant interaction with children to keep them engaged and informed in addition to some comic relief. Even the parents and teachers are included for their special time to "shine!" The exciting 45-minute program is specifically designed for pre-K through 8th grade, (different show for Middle School vs. Elementary), but offers fun, entertainment and education for all ages so as to encourage family and educational personnel involvement. They even leave behind Activity and Coloring sheets at your school to reinforce the messages! The show can also be tailored to include specific messages and/or shortened time-wise, if requested.
The group comes with all the necessary equipment, including a state-of-the-art sound system, professional back-drop and interactive props, so they require only 6 folding chairs, a table for the sound and convenient electrical outlets at each venue. Set-up generally takes about an hour and a half with about a 30-minute teardown.
"This show rates among the top I've seen in terms of educational value, entertainment and energy level, age-appropriateness and timeliness of topics! It was well received by the students and faculty alike!" 4th grade teacher, Valley Grove Elementary, Anderson, IN
"I just wanted to thank you again for your wonderful message last Wednesday. I have never seen my children so intent and involved with a convocation. They are still talking about the things you said. It was so much fun!" Chris Wilson, Teacher, Pendleton South Elementary, Pendleton, IN
"Your show was exactly what our program is about! The kids really got into it. We'll definitely be contacting you about next years Baseball in Educaton pre-game!" Tommy Hampton, Community Relations, Columbus Clippers AAA Baseball, Columbus, OH
"You guys were AWESOME and your show was so fun! And Mindy is SO pretty! My friends and I LOVED your show! Please come back next year!" Clay, 5th grader, Southview Elementary, Anderson, IN
"You were at my school last week in Frankfort. You danced with me and I would just like to say thank you for making me feel special. You sing very nicely and I loved your show!" Marc, 3rd grader, Rogus Elementary, Frankfort, IL
"This was the BEST convo EVER! Those songs were great! I really liked that we got to sing in your microphone and especially when you got our teachers to dance!" Tyler, 4th grader, Arlington Elementary, Indpls, IN
Now we even have a CD of our most popular songs! Available at all our shows for only $12 ... AND available online at http://cdbaby.com/cd/mindyfuncompany !!
Pick up YOUR copy today! Perfect for classrooms and make GREAT stocking stuffers!
TV/Radio Personality Mindy Winkler (former WTTV/Channel 4 Kids Host "Commander KC") and her "Fun Company" take their "Melodies With Messages" to kids throughout the Midwest as they perform at schools, festivals, fairs and other community events.
Mindy has been professionally performing for over 25 years and is currently an on-air traffic anchor for various FM radio stations including Z99.5, 93.9 the Song, Gold 95.9, 104.5 JACK FM, ESPN 950 AM and 102.5 Hit Country. In addition, Mindy has professionally cheered/danced for the Indianapolis Colts and Indiana Twisters. As part of her community involvement, Mindy is on the Indiana Pacers "Read-to-Achieve" Team and has been involved with both Big Brothers/Big Sisters and Child Advocates for several years.
"Working with kids has been the most rewarding part of my experiences, and being able to provide these kinds of messages through the use of music helps make it fun for all involved! Kids learn and memorize lyrics often faster than multiplication tables, so to incorporate information with tunes they recognize creates a greater likelihood that they will not only enjoy it, but that they will retain the message…and that's what it's all about." - Mindy Winkler
Each member of the group has a sincere interest in reaching out to kids and helping them learn how to live better lives, while still having FUN! They look forward to every show and the wonderful people they meet from schools to festivals/events to parades. With a combined performance history of over 100 years, the Fun Company members have received numerous individual awards/achievements in voice, dance, drama, art, magic, broadcasting and production. Their character names actually reflect specific components of the program's messages: Safety Shelby, Healthy Heather, Recycle Robyn, Caring Cindy, Reid (homonym for "Read"), Kind Kelly, Dancing Dawnetta and Musical Marchelle.