Mark Rust

Programs

Programs for All Types of Shows

Colleges

Orientation

Special shows & Interactive Activities for incoming students. Fun sing alongs, learn to play the spoons, and some fun country & square dancing. Everyone gets involved, and makes new friends.

9/11 Memorial

Music & songs of reflection & endurance for this sacred anniversary.

Constitution Day

Colonial music & songs on period instruments from the Constitutional era, and Freedom Songs from the Civil Rights Movement.

Family Programs for Family Weekend, Siblings Weekend, Kid’s Show

A fun array of shows & activities uniquely appropriate for students, parents, families & kids. Interactive singing, instruments & dancing.

Veteran's Day

A musical tribute to our veterans. Popular songs of veterans from WWI, WWII. Korea, Vietnam, to present day. Stirring, humorous & historical.

Thanksgiving Show

Songs of Thanksgiving, family, & friends.

Multicultural Holiday Show

Songs & stories of Christmas, Hanukah, Kwanzaa, & Diwali. Includes holiday music from Latin America, Africa, and Europe.

Songs of the Civil Rights Movement

A moving celebration of the songs that provided encouragement to a movement and changed a nation. A great program for Martin Luther King Week (January), Black History Month (February), or any time of year.

St. Patricks Day Show

Traditional & popular Irish songs & raucous fiddle tunes. Celebrates the Irish in us all.

Earth Day Show

A fun, upbeat, energetic, and positive show celebrating nature, animals, the earth, and focusing on environmental issues.

Host Student Talent Show

Mark will organize all the acts, open the show, introduce the acts, provide & run sound & lights, stage manage, and tie the whole evening into a professional format.

Popular Song Sing Along

Great sing alongs that everybody knows, and loves to sing.

International Program

Music, songs, and instruments from around the world.

Coffeehouse

An intimate performance of songs & stories on guitar, banjo, piano, fiddle, hammered dulcimer, and mountain dulcimer. Poignant, entertaining, and fun

Hammered Dulcimer Show

An instrumental program of music for the-centuries old Persian Santur, known in America as the Hammered Dulcimer.

Springfest, Craft Fair, Folk Festival, BBQ, Picnic, or any Outdoor Event

Graduation Events, Banquets, Awards Dinners, Receptions

Unique background and dinner music everyone will enjoy. Shows geared to your special event.

Schools

Assemblies

America's Musical Traditions

A high energy, entertaining, educational, and fun introduction to traditional American “roots” music. Instruments include guitar, banjo, fiddle, hammered dulcimer, and spoons. The kids are involved in some fun way on every song.

Multicultural Holiday Show

Songs & stories of Christmas, Hanukah, Kwanzaa, Diwali, Three Kings Day, Yule, and more.

Earth Day Show

A fun, upbeat show that celebrates nature, with songs about the earth, animals, and environmental issues.

Field Day

A variety of fun programs & activities for the whole school (see “Activites” below).

Family Concert

The entire family will join in some fun sing-alongs, learn how to play the spoons, then get up and dance together as a family to great fiddle tunes.

Class Workshops & Activities

Instrument Experience

Mark briefly demonstrates each instrument, and then each student gets a chance to try them all.

Instrument Building

Each student builds a "milk carton guitar", that when finished, they will have an instrument that they can take home & play.

Tunes for Spoons

Mark will teach everyone how to hold & play the spoons. Anyone can do it!  Mark provides spoons for everyone.

Traditional American Country Dance

Fun American dances for all ages. These dances like the "Virginia Reel", “Patty Cake Polka", and “Cotton Eyed Joe” are fun & easy to learn.

Songwriting

Kids learn about rhyme schemes, meter, and song construction. Then they write a “blues” song, and perform it.

Communities

Family Show

A fun & interactive program for families with young kids. Great sing alongs on a variety of instruments, learn to play the spoons, traditional American dance, and everyone can try out all the instruments.

Summer Camp Shows & Activities

Great interactive programs for large groups, and hands on workshops for smaller ones including trying all the instruments, country dancing, and instrument building.

Earth Day/Environmental Show

A fun, upbeat show that celebrates nature, with songs about the earth, animals, and environmental issues.

Patriotic Show

Songs from WWI, WWII, Korea, & Vietnam. A great program for Memorial Day, Independence Day, Veteran's Day, Flag Day.

Popular Song Sing Along

Classic folk-rock songs of the ages everyone knows and loves to sing.

Family Music of the Catskills

Songs & stories of growing up, growing older, getting married, and raising a family in the Catskill Mountains. Fun for all ages.

Constitution Day Show

Music, songs & instruments of the Constitutional era, along with songs of the Civil Rights Movement.

Music of the 1700’s & 1800’s

Colonial & Victorian popular songs & music.

Traditional American Country Dance

Fun American dances for all ages. The dances like the "Virginia Reel", “Patty Cake Polka", and “Cotton Eyed Joe” are fun & easy to learn for the whole family.

Irish Show

Popular Irish favorites and raucous fiddle tunes.

Songs of the Civil Rights Movement

A celebration of the songs that supported a movement and changed a nation.

Multicultural Holiday Show

Songs of Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, and Diwali. Includes Black gospel songs, holiday music from Latin America, Africa, and Europe.

First Night (New Year's Eve) Program

Interactive programs designed to get the whole family involved, and having fun together.

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