Artist: Alden Phelps
Type: Assemblies / Performances
In this music assembly, Alden serves up more zany songs and zippy guitar-ifications, while students gleefully sing along to ‘Ted the Rhino’ and ‘Be Careful with My Mega-Droid Robot.’ Songs and fast-paced word games explore writing concepts including simile and metaphor and point of view, and inspire the joy of language.
Sample Common Core connections
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.R.4 Interpret words and phrases as they are used in a text, including determining technical, connotative, and figurative meanings, and analyze how specific word choices shape meaning or tone.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.L.5 Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings.
Audience Limit: 250
Program Length: 45 minutes
Appropriate for Grades: Kindergarten, 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade
Assembly Price: $395
Assembly Back-to-Back Price: $490
Workshop Cost per Day: NA
Workshop Materials Fee: NA
Travel Fee: Mileage fee may apply.
- A cleared performance space with adequate light
- Access to an electric outlet near the performance area
- No interruptions during the performance (bells, announcements, etc.)
Fun songs that were musically appropriate for pre-kindergarten to second grade, well as great science and social studies connections.
Jessica, Music Teacher, Oakdale Elementary
Awesome, active engagement from all students. Every student had a part or job to do. Alden was fantastic! He challenged and motivated every student in a fun and meaningful way.
Lexi, Third Grade Teacher, Emma K Doub Elementary
My class has been so obsessed with writing math raps, songs, and parodies that we now have a scheduled day of the week as performance day. The kids called it Portable Idol or Kids Factor and they have a rubric for me to use to judge them. Thanks for awakening their musical creative side.
Kathleen, Westbrook Elementary