Green Up Show
Bill Shontz “Green Up” show
Bill presents an exceptionally timely show, "GREEN UP!" especially tailored to the age of the audience. Whether younger elementary, older elementary, or middle school, Bill has the exact song material and sense of humor to engage and hold their attention. School after school raves about his uncanny ability to send a strong ecological message with style, musicianship and humor.
Bill performs solo, with his "no see-um" band on CD. The music is full and well produced. Bill sings mostly original songs from his environmental album, "Animal Tales" which won seven national awards. He plays flute, clarinet, and saxophone. he brings his slide show, with photographs and lyrics for some of the most singable songs such as "Green Up", "One Earth" and Woody Guthrie's classic, "This Land is Your Land". Everyone can sing along with reckless abandon, even if they don't know the songs at all! Grown ups (even teachers!) and kids alike will rock n' roll, sing and swing their way through this magical show.
"Bill's instrumental diversity and the quality of his accompanying musicians carried his environmental awareness message across effectively with dignity and excellent musicality. His rapport with such a large and
diverse audience is another outstanding feature of his style. Bill's ability to control audience volume, spirit and musical awareness during his interactive songs is just terrific. I'm glad to have a chance to add my voice to the Green Up movement in colorful praise of Bill Shontz's growing artistry (and that's no garbage either!)."
M. Sue Iovieno, Visual & Performing Arts Coordinator, Mansfield, MA
"What can I say! The songs were beautiful, funny and educational as well as wonderfully performed. I've never seen our students so captivated. There wasn't a single person who didn't get involved, we just couldn't help
but sing along. Impressive!"
Penny Avery, Gilsum School, Gilsum, NH
"Thank you for your much added 'spark' to our earth study...several teachers commented on your variety of songs about taking care of the earth."
Priscilla Reyns, Central School, Bellows Falls, VT