Roger Day’s MARSH MUD MADNESS concert of original music exposes students to contemporary music in a variety of styles and influences, written with the intent to teach facts appropriate to the elementary curriculum in the areas of science, nature studies and geography and introduces rich language in a unique, fun and inspiring way. Students join Roger on his all original, highly-interactive musical journey up and down the Atlantic seacoast, knee deep in squishy, oozy marsh mud, marveling at loggerhead turtles, ghost crabs and other cool coastal residents. The song cycle deals with the importance of habitat and watershed health, the abundance of creatures that depend on water resources and how individuals can help protect the coastal eco-system. In-depth study guides are available for each grade, K-5.
Use this link to view a video excerpt from this program: https://youtu.be/l_3HsJALiAs
Roger Day believes in the power of imagination as the original – and still undefeated superpower. Throughout his 25-year career as a visiting artist and educator, that has been his north star when working with students and teachers alike. It informs his approach to both songwriting and presenting, whether that presentation occurs in a large assembly with hundreds of students, or a single classroom during a writing workshop. Roger has been writing and performing smart, original, interactive, high-energy children’s music for over 15 years. His clever lyrics & upbeat rhythms are infused with wry & silly observations about the world around us, and fun word play that tickles kids’ funny bones & moves them to think. An approved Dove Family Foundation artist & multiple Parents’ Choice Gold Award winner, his infectiously fun concerts are action-filled adventures exercising kids’ minds AND muscle, body AND brain; inspiring them to discover their own talents and to give flight to their imaginations. Roger is a former camp counselor and magna cum laude graduate of Washington & Lee University touring over 100 shows/year entertaining & educating students across the US.