Folk Songs As History

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 A five-day musical experience for your school children during spring break February 18 – 22nd will provide a lively Folk Songs as History series at the Chalet Theater performed by four popular musicians. These are interactive performances from 11 am. – 12:30 p.m. daily by seasoned, award-winning, top musicians in their genre, who are committed to educating youth about the value of music and history.

This event is co-sponsored by Cassandra Music & Supply, Inc. of Enumclaw and the Chalet Arts Showcase Theater (C.A.S.T.)

Guitarist and life-long educator Phil Hansen is the organizing thread for this musical history tour for children.  He is teaming up with Daniel Palmer from Black Diamond who travels by wagon train to and from Montana each year, performing historical folk songs and Gary Kanter featuring protest songs from the Civil Rights Movement.

   The well known Eric Ode who has a huge fan base in Enumclaw and the region as an award-winning children’s entertainer and author, is joining the foursome to make it a great week for kids!

    Music grabs the attention of children. It teaches and entertains. Once you read the descriptions of the songs, the singers, and the show in our Folk Songs As History Schedule,  and realize it is more comprehensive than words can convey, you will know you don’t want your kids to miss this. The Folk Songs As History Schedule tells you what you can expect to enjoy with your children.

The schedule is available online or by email. To read it online go to:  www.chaletartsshowcasetheater.org/ or www.cassandra-music.com. If you can not access it, send us an email and we will send it to you.  Email: Azaroa40@yahoo.com or mailto:marissa@cassandra-music.com

Tickets can be purchased online at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/317765 at the following rates:

 $30 per child for five-day series

  • Four days for $25

  • Three days $20

  • Two days for $15

  • One day for $10

    • Children must have a chaperone.

      • No Charge for adults accompanying children! One adult per child.

Adults without children pay same rate.











Liz Clark February 07, 2013 at 05:14 PM
Susan Etchey February 07, 2013 at 05:59 PM
Thanks, Liz, for bringing this to my attention. I corrected the URL.
Doreen Anderson February 18, 2013 at 11:45 PM
If you planned to take the kids (or yourself) to this series and didn't make it today, you missed out on the US history overview that Phil Hansen put together with songs of the times and accompanying slides. But don't let that stop you from seeing the rest. If you've just toured Franklin or plan to March 2, you might be especially interested in tomorrow's concert featuring ghost towns as well as the wagon trains. If you don't already know Eric Ode, google him and you can find samples of his songs and see his interaction with children on YouTube. Worth packing the kids up for. You don't have to be a kid, BTW, to enjoy good music. I went as an unaccompanied grammy today. And I think a lot of folks in my generation would know Thursday's songs of protest, having lived through some protesting times (on one side or the other). I really really hope young and old will attend throughout the week. The folks doing all the work at CAST have wonderful plans for enriching our community through performances--it will work if we support them. Phil actually introduced his presentation somewhat prior to American history--went back to 518 BC with a song written down in Isaiah "so the children would remember". I'll remember the stories behind the songs he sang today--Yes, I knew about Davy Crockett, No, I didn't know about The Yellow Rose of Texas.......


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