From his first job as a camp counselor to his current jam-packed concert and recording schedule Roger Day has been writing and performing smart, interactive music that encourages kids to SING LOUD, JUMP HIGH and DREAM BIG.
Roger’s music comes from his heart. It’s infused with wry and silly observations about the world around us, and fun word play that tickles kids’ funny bones and moves them to think. His original songs are currently available on four acclaimed CDs, “Why Does Gray Matter? …and other brainy songs for kids”, “DREAM BIG!”, “Rock ‘n’ Roll Rodeo” and “Ready to Fly”.
Roger is the winner of the prestigious Parents’ Choice Award and the National Association of Parenting Publication’s Award for his CD collections filled with clever lyrics that stretch kids’ minds, and upbeat rhythms that stretch their muscles. Roger plays over 200 concerts every year from The Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor, New York to The Halton Theater in Charlotte, North Carolina. He’s been a featured artist at The Target Children’s Book Festivals in Chicago, Detroit and Boston; the International Children’s Festival in Edmonton, Alberta; and The Savannah Music Festival in Georgia. His songs can be heard on XMKiDs satellite radio. And his family concert video has been aired on public television.Roger tours from California to Maine and Canada at theaters, schools, festivals, libraries and museums.
Roger is a magma cum laude graduate of Washington & Lee University who has also been a summer student at Oxford University in England and the University of Bayreuth in Germany.
16 Santo Lane, c/o Loyd Artists, Au Sable Forks, NY 12912
Educational concerts of Roger’s original children’s music for PreK-6th grade students feature original songs from Roger’s CDs. Students learn new languages from songs that tour the world & join in the concert with body motions & supporting vocals while touring through Tibet, the Congo, the Tropics, & even their own backyard.
INVINCIBLE! encourages and empowers young super heroes everywhere to solve the problem and save the day by using the greatest super powers of all – reading and imagination!
DREAM BIG! encourages students to set goals, us their creativity and imagination and strive toward BIG dreams.
In Roger’s concert SHAKE UP YOUR BRAIN!, Roger’s songs encourage students that they have all the answers they need – right now – inside their brains. They’ll learn which side of the brain loves to “do the math” to what foods make us smarter. Roger Day’s songs are rich in facts, new language, locales, and experiences for families and preschool and elementary children.
In his concert MARSH MUD MADNESS Roger takes the audience on an original, highly interactive musical journey up and down the amazing seacoast of the southeastern U.S. With Roger’s assistance, the audience will step knee deep in oozy marsh mud; marvel at the mysterious journey of the loggerhead turtle; learn the secretive ways of the ghost crab; and be on the watch for vulture vomit! Roger will introduce some very colorful characters who live in and around the barrier islands, and in the process the audience will learn about the important role each of them play in maintaining a healthy coastal ecosystem.
Roger’s concerts are action-filled adventures that exercise both mind AND muscle; both body AND brain. Roger Day keeps his young audiences involved and captivated. His infectiously-fun concerts inspire each child to discover his and her own talents, give flight to the imagination, to DREAM BIG! and SHAKE UP YOUR BRAIN!
Susan Lounsbury, Loyd Artists
Performance – Roger will provide all sound for schools; access to electrical outlet; at least 10’ X 10’ space
Your site: school, theater, library
$650 per performance when in area; $575 per multiple performance, same day, same site. For workshops and community programs, call to discuss.
Integrate and evaluate information presented in diverse media and formats, including visually, quantitatively, and orally.
Apply knowledge of language to understand how language functions in different contexts, to make effective choices for meaning or style, and to comprehend more fully when reading or listening.
Prepare for and participate effectively in a range of conversations and collaborations with diverse partners, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively.
Compare characteristics of animals that make them alike and different from other animals and nonliving things.
Understand the effects of environmental changes, adaptations and behaviors that enable animals (including humans) to survive in changing habitats.
Understand the interdependence of plants and animals with their ecosystem.