What's Your Story?
What's Your Story?
Program length: 45 minutes
Age range: K-6th
Setting: Classroom or auditorium
Looking to ignite a creative spark in your bright young students? Book a performance of “What’s Your Story?”, the 45-minute program where kids explore musical instruments, literary themes, and more, all narrated by Calliope the puppet with an original soundtrack from her brass-playing friends!
In What’s Your Story, students will meet the brass family in a series of “pre-show” videos, and compose their own story as a class. Then, during the show, Calliope the puppet retells the students’ story in vivid detail, accompanied by a live performance of Calliope Brass, who plays original music tailored to the moods of the stories. You’ve never seen your students as enthralled as when they hear an original movie soundtrack to their own story!
BEFORE THE PERFORMANCE
Students build anticipation for What’s Your Story? by meeting the brass family in a five-part video series, designed for teaching use by both music and non-music teachers, featuring Calliope the puppet and members of Calliope Brass
Students write two stories as a class, using Common Core-aligned lesson plans delivered with video content
Students illustrate their own works based on the stories they create
The students see and hear their stories come to life, narrated in riveting fashion by Calliope and performed with music custom-tailored to the mood of their story—moments of fright will be accompanied with a spooky soundtrack, while triumphant music will serve as a backdrop to heroic exploits. No two performances are the same!
WHAT STUDENTS LEARN
ELA Literary concepts
The brass family of instruments
Musical terminology like major/minor, timbre, and range, and music’s connections to dramatic storytelling
WHAT’S YOUR STORY CAN BE MODIFIED AS FOLLOWS
With or Without the “Before The Workshop”
Single-day & Multi-day residencies available!
Grade-appropriate performance modifications, from Pre-K to Grade 5
A “Concert style” edition for community performances with adults
ABOUT CALLIOPE THE PUPPET AND WHAT’S YOUR STORY?
Calliope is an original character commissioned by Calliope Brass designed in tandem with Sesame Street puppeteers Leslie Carrara-Rudolph and Haley Jenkins. The “soundtrack” for What’s Your Story is composed in collaboration with Kat Sherrell, most known as the Music Associate of Hamilton’s national tour.
Incorporated in 2015, Calliope Brass is a 501c-3 nonprofit quintet of veteran educators and musicians who are flexible, high-energy, and eager to share their love for music with children of all ages.
Rates include travel. For custom rates, contact us.