Roger Day’s “Get Your Brain in Gear!” concert features smart, interactive music that teaches the basics of brain science to students 3rd to 5th grades. The songs are from Roger’s fourth CD “Why Does Gray Matter?” (featuring 14 songs about the workings of the brain and learning process). Students will learn new brain vocabulary and their function, the work of the right and left brain and good health for the brain, all while enjoying the music and participating in the concert and the study guide activities when they return to the classroom. This is an interactive show that combines Schoolhouse Rock and Bill Nye the Science Guy! Join Roger at his inspirational and educational – not to mention anthem-rock – best with this program that makes innovative use of the brain as the theme for every song. Kids will not only learn to “Shake Up Your Brain!” but more importantly be inspired to use it to “Build a better World.” Key concepts of this program include scientific inquiry, musical arts, as well as problem-solving.
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.