Q: Is this program suitable for all grade levels?
A: Yes the show is targeted to grades K - 6, although both younger and older students will enjoy different aspects of each performance, higher grades will get more out of the songs & events relating directly to the historic topics while the younger children still enjoy the exposure to the music songs and stories. Many schools split the grade levels for 2 assemblies on the same day. Content will also vary. All our programs are very interactive. We also present a pre-school program click HERE to see
Q: How Long is the performance?
A: Generally 45 - 55 minutes per assembly ( allocate an hour)
Q: Is the performance always the same ?
A: No. Themes vary depending on the holidays that are near to the time of your assembly. Also if you have a particular theme, let us know. It is a free flowing dialog of songs that encourage students to embrace them and make their own discoveries. The show does have an underlying patriotic feel and the songs and stories performed are abundant with our true American spirit. There is nothing political about the program. See our programs click HERE
Q: How do I arrange a performance?
A: Simply call us at 732-233-9644 or send an email by clicking HERE
Q: How far in advance should we book a performance?
A: Call today !! As you know the year goes by fast! We have some schools that book 2 years in advance. Please call for available dates as soon as you know you want to book an assembly from Children’s Educational Assemblies.
Q: Can the students participate in the performance?
A: YES ! It’s a very interactive show - In fact it’s a big part of the assembly, we encourage it and take the time to show the students (and teachers) their parts to sing and or clap along. We do have songs where we will ask for a volunteer or two (or more) to come up and share the stage. Who knows? We might even have the Principal join us !
Q: What should I, and my school, do in preparation for a performance?
A: Create a buzz with your students and let your excitement rub off on them: Encourage them to think about songs and symbols of the United States. Please review our programs on this web site and see which of it relates to your Social Studies lesson plan. Washington’s Crossing, Betsy Ross, Thomas Edison, Albert Einstein or Charles Lindbergh. Find and let them listen to American songwriters like Woody Guthrie, Cowboy Singers Marty Robins and Hank Snow, The Johnny Cash Poem “This Ragged Old Flag” which is a great accounting of American history and pride in our flag. Talk about the great things man has built and done in America, The Grand Coulee Dam, Mt. Rushmore, The Pony Express and Steam Trains to name a few.
Q: What can my students be expected to gain from this program?
A: Music and lyrics work on an emotional level that textbook material cannot reach. Different people assimilate different music in different ways. Be sure to visit the References page of this web site to gain first hand insight into how listeners are inspired by these songs. There is no question that some students will respond positively to the material, and go on to develop a keener interest in the subject matter. These are songs which talk about the American spirit and pride in our great country.
The program is also musically inspiring. The performers are intense and commanding , yet very friendly and accessible prompting students to ask thoughtful questions about song writing, history, America, musical instruments and the events which inspire the songs that are performed during the program.