D.R. Stockton Kid's Programs

Three programs from which to chose:

Program 1
This journey begins with “The Star Spangled Banner”, references to our own Fort Niagara and the War of 1812. Students will navigate a packet boat through “15 Miles on the Erie Canal” and further on to the Civil War and beyond to the Depression Era of the 1930’s. We conclude our trip with Rochester’s own Cab Calloway’s “Hi De Ho Man” (audience participation 'call & answer') and songs from The Wizard of Oz by Buffalo born composer, Harold Arlen.

Program 2
…Leaves the station in the Big Band Era of the 1940’s and World War II. The show opens to the upbeat sounds of the Andrews Sisters “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy”, an early example of R&B or Jump Blues. Next stop on this train ride is Memphis, Tennessee as Elvis Presley brings on the on the birth of Rock ‘n Roll. (A poster from Presley’s April 1, 1957 concert at Buffalo’s Memorial Auditorium will be displayed.)
We roll onward tracking the evolution of popular American tunes through the decades with Rock, R&B, Country and Jazz. Students will explore along this transcontinental railroad with fun and inspiring Artists and songs to the journey’s terminus in modern times of American music.

Program 3
…is an all encompassing union of shows 1 & 2. This program features a harmonious blend of the most significant History, music and humor offered by the other two collections. Students will climb aboard a time machine and rocket across 2 centuries of American Song.

Holiday & Themed
Programs Also Available!


David Stockton’s Christmas program (December 2010) was enjoyed by children, teachers, and parents alike. With his performing talents he entertained and engaged students in a musical excursion through many holiday classics. I have reviewed David’s “Historic Journeys through American Song”. Included in these offerings are references to our local and national history and I would highly recommend his program to area schools K-6

Christopher C. Arnold
Washington Hunt Elementary School

In December of 2010, our entire school had the privilege of attending a concert given by Mr. David Stockton. Instead of a sound system, Mr. Stockton used real instruments. The children could see and hear him play his flute, guitar, and percussion while they sang along with many of the songs. He played a variety of Christmas music and offered a little background to the origin of many of the selections. Mr. Stockton was a pleasure to work with and I look forward to hearing much more from this talented local artist.

Melissa Lockie
Kindergarten Teacher
Lockport City School District

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