The “Music is Fun” Band is an 8-piece group of highly talented musicians dedicated to performing to primary aged children ranging from R-7. The band members, as well as Singing and Presenting, play a whole variety of instruments including Flute, Saxophone, Clarinet, Trumpet, Trombone, Tuba, Keyboard, Electric Guitar, Bass Guitar, Ukulele and Drums.
The ‘Music is Fun’ show is an energetic, highly interactive, fun-filled 75-minute performance with an emphasis on Music Education and involves the audience in singing, dancing, actions and characterisations. The show consists of 15 well known songs (Popular, Australian, Rock ‘n Roll, Jazz, Comedy and Children’s) interspersed with items/demonstrations of instruments, musical styles, music concepts and elements.
Andre´ Oosterbaan has 34 years’ experience in music performance for children. He writes and designs a new ‘Music is Fun’ show each year, aiming to present a broad range of music in a way that is educational, engaging and interactive. Andre´ is a well-known Primary School Music Educator and it was while he was working as a music lecturer at the UniSA Magill Campus, training primary and junior primary music teachers, that he developed the concept of presenting Music Education in a performance context. He turned ‘Music is Fun’ into a professional ensemble in 2001 and has been taking the joy of music to thousands of primary school children ever since.