The Kids Are Alright – Chas Lester and MAMMOTH Rock Chorus
Location: Rines Auditorium
Audience: Kids & Families
Chas Lester and MAMMOTH Rock Chorus will be performing at The Kids Are Alright, a family friendly local music series aimed at encouraging children’s involvement in the musical arts. Especially for children 3-7 and their families, though all welcome!
Chas Lester is a beatboxer, singer, drummer/percussionist, and arranger, and has been a professional musician in New England for thirteen years. He is an instructor and coordinator for The Maine Academy of Modern Music and through which has partnered with Learning Works, Breakwater School, Spurwink and others. Chas has a sincere interest in using music as vehicle for joy, education and human connection. He’s a member of several musical groups in the Portland area, The Fogcutters, Sorcha and the Clearing, and the Pete Miller Band to name a few. Chas has a BA in Jazz and Contemporary Vocal Performance from The University of Maine at Augusta.
The MAMMOTH Rock Chorus program will bring local children and teens together to rehearse and perform popular songs in an inspiring and supportive setting. In both small and large groups the Rock Chorus will celebrate contemporary and classic rock, R&B, and pop music. The program will be run by MAMM instructor Chas Lester.
About the Series » The Kids Are Alright
The Sam L. Cohen Children’s Library is excited to host the Maine Academy of Modern Music’s The Kids Are Alright, a family friendly local music series aimed at encouraging children’s involvement in the musical arts. This series will take place on the first Saturday of the month 10:30 in the Portland Public Library’s Rines Auditorium. In addition to live performances by some of the area’s top talent, each event will feature a “Get-To-Know-Your-Local-Musician” component that will allow parents and children a chance to ask the performer(s) questions about what it is like to be a musician in Maine. Likewise, MAMM will host an “Instrument Petting Zoo” so that everyone will have a chance to try out some of the instruments that they will have seen used on stage during the performance that day. The Library will provide concert attendees with resources about the importance of music in the early literacy and brain development of young children.