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RMT

Artist's Narrative

 RMT RMT is a band that has written, recorded, and performed music in the Central Ohio area for the past 10 years. This program offers students an educational, entertaining and unique way to learn about American musical history. Students will also learn about how this musical history has influenced RMT - a working band - as writers and performers.

Video
Excerpt from the Songs of America program.

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Recent Feedback From Schools

"RMT Songs of America fit in well with our study of Veteran's Day and our Veteran's Day Celebration with our family members and community members. We had many veterans at the program and they truly enjoyed the performance as I received many positive comments. The most valuable piece was the connection to the prior instruction for our students. Both staff and students continued to talk about the program as well as receiving many positive comments from our community visitors."



"The Songs of America performance emphasized to students how the history of our nation is documented in lyric. Through songs and artistic renderings, students experienced a synopsis of important events over the years as well as made connections to songs which many had heard but never connected to actual events. One is reminded of the strength and endurance of our nation when witnessing this performance. The references to Social Studies curriculum, the music standards as well as art history was striking. Most impressive were the connections made by students. Teachers, students, and parents LOVED this presentation!!!"



"The performers were able to capture the attention of the students and keep them engaged. The program went well with our study of Veteran's Day and aided in our celebration with families. Songs of America fit it perfectly and made our celebration awesome! Great show we hope to book them again next year!"


Availability

Weekday afternoons during regular school year calendar; weekday and weekend evenings as schedule permits.
This group is based in Columbus. Travel charges may apply for schools outside of the area.

Programs Available

Songs of America (Grade levels K-6)
A journey through over 200 years of American Music History, this program features a full band (vocals, guitar, keyboards, harmonica, bass and drums) or duo performing classic American musical works ranging from "Yankee Doodle" to "Twist and Shout," from "When the Saints Go Marchin' In" to "Fanfare for the Common Man." The songs are accompanied by historical commentary and slides depicting important events in US history.
Activity Options:
Duo
  • Duration: 50 min.
  • Fees: $220/ $400 for two back-to-back
  • Requirements: Projection screen or blank, white wall
Full band
  • Duration: 50 min.
  • Fees: $450/ $750 for two back-to-back
  • Requirements: Projection screen or blank, white wall

Songs of Americana (Grade levels K-6)
This follow-up program to Songs of America features the full band or duo presenting a second set of classic United States musical works.  These works are grouped into a number of different themes that focus on aspects of American life, such as “Songs of Ohio,” “Songs of Other States,” “Great American Pastimes” and “American Traveling Songs.”  Like Songs of America, the musical works in Songs of Americana are accompanied by slides and historical commentary.
Activity Options:
Songs of Americana: Duo
  • Duration: 50 min.
  • Fees: $220/ $400 for two back-to-back
  • Requirements: Projection screen or blank, white wall
Songs of Americana: Full Band
  • Duration: 50 min.
  • Fees: $450/ $750 for two back-to-back
  • Requirements: Projection screen or blank, white wall