Mobile Ed Productions has reached it's 35th year, and Geoff Beauchamp has been a part of more than half of it! Starting as a performer in January of 1989, Geoff created Mobile Ed's The Living Lincoln, and is still one of our "Lincoln's" who brings The Living Lincoln into your school each year. Pretty good likeliness huh?
Education Through Entertainment
Well, last week was very busy! Our phones were ringing off the hook and our email boxes were overflowing. Parents and teachers from schools all over the country scrambled to get on top of their school shows and assemblies for the school year that is just beginning. Whew!
Just letting everyone know we are in attendance today at the Showcase for Performers for Young Audiences in Skokie, Illinois.
One of the biggest challenges for parents, teachers and principals looking for high quality school assemblies and enrichment programs is the chore of locating them. How do you find them? How do you know they are good? Well, there are many ways to do just that, ranging from word of mouth, the internet, what the school has done before, and whatever brochures arrive in the mail. But by far the best way is to actually get a chance to meet a large variety of performers in person and see many of them actually performing segments of their shows, in person and all in one place.
Here at Mobile Ed we are pretty excited! And we have some good reason!
Well, the time is getting close!
January is a full month when it comes to the history of Native Americans. A lot of things happened in past Januarys. Going all the way back to 1689 when the Abenaki Indians attacked a settlement in Saco, Maine and killed nine settlers. In 1706, Spanish leaders, trying to improve relations, met with leaders from the nearby Pirtle Indian tribes. In 1830, Red Jacket (Sagoyewatha), the great Seneca leader dies. Born around 1779 he was known as a great speaker and for his refusal to adopt “white ways”. And in 1863, the Bear River massacre takes place in which hundreds of California volunteers attacked Northern Shoshone Indians and killed several hundred, possibly including women and children.
Many schools are having a difficult time during the current economic slowdown finding funds for bringing school shows to their students. Times are hard! But Mobile Ed does not think that the kids should have to suffer and wants to help!
Just a refresher today to keep you up to speed on the comings and goings of some of our great school assembly performers. Seems like a lot of our best Midwest school show presenters were in other parts of the country in October, but they are all coming back to the Midwest in time for Thanksgiving and the Christmas holidays.