Bushwahzee’s famous show that teaches kids bush dances and gets the parents involved
Bushwahzee has evolved a number of shows from the Bush Cabaret, which use a very similar timetable –
The Sixties Happening, The Country Music Show, Beach Party, Bush Xmas, Band of Pirates, Bushwahzee Goes to Hollywood…cafe
Some of these shows can be performed as a two-piece band for a smaller school or can be adapted in numerous ways.
Depending on availability of band members some of these shows may not be available on any given date.
Timetables vary slightly for different places. This is a typical day for our three piece in Victoria
The Classroom Program with Felix involves the Juniors learning The Puffing Billy Song, the Seniors – the Galopede and the Troika dances, and the Middle School the Overture and Finale.
Felix needs for his Juniors – a bell, a whistle, two or more flags and drawings done by the kids. Felix needs a CD player for his Senior class. For his middle school kids a selection of percussion instruments.
The Classroom Program with Paul involves the Juniors learning the Stockyards dance, the Seniors performing The Virginia Reel and the Heel and Toe, and the Middle School the Overture and Finale.
The Classroom Program with Cyril involves the Juniors learning The Bush Tucker Song, the Seniors The Rare Old Mountain Dew and the Middle School the Overture and Finale.
Cyril needs his Juniors to be able to do some colouring in of bush tucker drawings and needs a few props for his Seniors.
Bushwahzee requires a deposit of approx. 25%, to hold the date, on confirmation of booking and require you to confirm date and venue in writing or by the contract we issue. The band stage manager, Paul Jenkins, will contact you about a month before the performance to plan the day. Please note that evening shows are scheduled for 6pm and finishes later than 7.30pm are by negotiation only.
The suggested program (above) is ideal for schools 230 to 420 children. For smaller schools, we offer one and two-man shows. For larger schools, we usually invite a fourth member of the band to do extra workshops. Another option for very large schools is our 2-day program. There is no charge for parents in the evening.
Outside performances are possible for the Cabaret in the evening. Performances outdoors on warm summer and autumn nights have been a great success. It’s a good idea, however, to have a hall booked as a back-up venue in case of inclement weather. Wind, as well as rain, can be a problem.
It is also suggested that where an outside performance is planned that there is some shelter for the band. Where the school has a small hall, and the outside performance has rain forecast we can possibly do two evening shows in the hall – Juniors/Middle School 5.30pm to 6.15pm and Seniors/Middle School 6.30pm to 7.30pm. The daytime program almost invariably needs to be inside.