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The One Man Band

Billy Jonas is a one man band, from Ashville, NC,  who came to perform Funky Folk Music for our first, 2nd and 3rd grade students.  Part of Jonas' style is having the students to become part of his band.  It was an interactive performance where Mr. Jonas used mostly recycled material to use as his instruments.  Some of those instruments included a trash can for drums and a large water jug for bongos.  He also wore bells around his ankles that came from Pakistan and had a unique drum that he had from South Africa. Students were encouraged to participate in learning the words and hand motions to his original songs.  His theme revolved around Kindness, specifically the P.L.A.N. slogan that means peace love activist Network.