For grades: preK-6
Fees for live visit: $600-first show / $300-second show
Funding: May be eligible through your BOCES district in New York State, your Clean Communities program in New Jersey, your local Cultural Council grant in Massachusetts, the NEST program in other New England states, and may be eligible for grant programs in other states as well.
Come hear this guy. . .I think he's one of the half dozen best songwriters today --- Pete Seeger
The Day The School Went Wild is a musical, participatory assembly concert with an ecological focus; rainforests, recycling, dolphins, hibernating, frogs, snakes, mountains, lakes, and the ‘wild’ human being in all of us.
It can stand alone as an assembly concert, or be integrated into a ‘wild’ day of interactive activities at the school, as much or as little as you like. For instance, kids can dress up as wild animals, or just wear 'wild' t-shirts that day. Mask templates are supplied, along with teacher's guides, CDs, posters, etc...
Kids sing along, guess along, play along with hand and body movements, and when space allows, they dance along! Tailored for different age levels, this concert is just as appropriate for 6th grade is it is for 1st. This is Jay's longest running and most popular concert for children.
pre-concert CDs & guides so kids can learn the songs before the show.
indoor shows include colorful images & lyrics projected on the screen
sound system and all equipment included
optional class visits or veggie-van tours
Jay drives a veggie oil-powered van, and loves to show it after the concert, when that fits the schedule of the school.
Jay Mankita is an American songwriter, guitarist, and recording artist. His touring van runs on recycled vegetable oil. He's based in the Northeast, but travels all over. Jay is a Putumayo Artist (Picnic Playground), and a Parents' Choice Award winner (Eat Like A Rainbow). One of Jay's songs (Junk Food Man) is featured on a 2011 Grammy-nominated album (Healthy Food For Thought). Jay writes and performs songs for kids about animals, ecology, and healthy food, in schools, libraries, fairs, and festivals. He has performed in over 1500 venues over the past 30 years, and has recorded 5 albums. Jay's musical assemblies are totally participatory, and feature colorful visual projections which include chorus lyrics to encourage singing along. CDs, posters, and teacher's guides are sent before the show. Free album downloads are made available for families. Grant funding may be available for several of Jay's shows.