• Programs for Schools and Groups

Available Programs

Large Interactive Performances

For large groups up to 300

Engaging musical experiences in performance settings through songs, stories and a variety of instruments. These 45-minute programs are designed to meet grade level curriculum standards related to music, culture, and history.

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The Melting Pot: Bluegrass & Beyond

This assembly examines the ways in which cultural traditions combine to form something new. Students will see live performances with folk and bluegrass instruments like guitar, mandolin, and banjo. With musical examples, students will see how the United States melting pot of musical cultures combined to create bluegrass.

– Length of program: 45 minutes
– Grade Level: K-5
– Max group: 300
– Base Price: $385

Colorado History through Song

Colorado has a rich tradition of music through its history. Native Americans were the first settlers and had their own musical traditions. The following waves of explorers and settlers all contributed to our musical heritage as well. During the performance, the musicians will share songs of mountain men, explorers, farmers, ranchers, and miners, and will finish the assembly with recognizable and modern Colorado songs.

– Length of program: 45 minutes
– Grade Level: K-6
– Max Group: 300
– Base Price: $385

Rhythm: A Multicultural Music Experience

This assembly explores rhythm and percussion as it evolved out of Africa through the Caribbean, Brazil, and up through the Americas. Students will hear dun duns, djembes, talking drums, and congas. Students will also have an opportunity to play percussion instruments with the assembly performers.

– Length of program: 45 minutes
– Grade Level: K-12
– Max Group: 300
– Base Price: $400

We Will Rock You: History of Rock-and-Roll

Rock-and-roll music emerged in the 1940s-1950s in the United States, a style evolved from rhythm & blues. Rock-and-roll songs typically include electric guitar, electric bass, and drum set. Our performers play songs from rock-and-roll origins like Chuck Berry, its heyday like The Rolling Stones and The Beatles, and contemporary interpretations like The White Stripes.

– Length of program: 45 minutes
– Grade Level: K-12
– Max Group: 300
– Base Price: $575

Small Group Workshops

For small groups up to 30

School Workshops engage smaller groups of students in hands-on activities. Many of the Interactive Performances can also be formatted as Workshops, all of which address state education standards.

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Instrument Petting Zoo

Our Instrument Petting Zoo is an opportunity for participants to try different acoustic instruments! This is a hands-on experience for any age, led by our knowledgeable staff of “Zookeepers.” Instruments include ukuleles, hand drums, guitars, mandolins, banjos, mini-pianos, and more! Swallow Hill provides the instruments.

– Length of program: 45 minutes
– Grade Level: K-12
– Max Group: 30
– Base Price: $200

Ukulele Workshop

Our Ukulele Workshop introduces participants to the parts and history of the ukulele, as well as how to play it! Participants will learn some chords and a song! Swallow Hill will provide the ukuleles for each participant.

– Length of program: 45 minutes
– Grade Level: K-12
– Max Group: 20
– Base Price: $175

Sing Along, Move Along

Our early childhood teachers lead students in an interactive musical class featuring dance, creative movement, song, percussion instruments, and more! Programs can be adapted to fit educational and seasonal themes. Swallow Hill Music will provide instruments.

– Length of program: 30-45 minutes
– Grade Level: Preschool-2
– Max Group: 30
– Base Price: $175

Percussion Workshop

Our Percussion Workshop introduces participants to hand drums and percussion from all over the world. Participants learn basic hand technique, rhythm, and skills to play together as an ensemble! Swallow Hill will provide the instruments!

– Length of program: 45 minutes
– Grade Level: K-adult
– Max Group: 15
– Base Price: $200

Harmonica Workshop

Our Harmonica Workshop gives participants an opportunity to discover a new and immediate form of self-expression through the harmonica. Participants will learn how to play two songs and will be given a harmonica of their own!

– Length of program: 45 minutes
– Grade Level: K-12
– Max Group: 30
– Base Price: $275

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