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Education Outreach Program

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March 11-15th – CVCR Education Outreach Program 2024


Clive Romney-   website link:(    

3 Different options:  Clive will be here on March 6-10thth   and again in May 20-23rd  

Clive is a Pearl Award-winning songwriter/singer, storyteller, arranger/producer, and teacher who is a 50 +year veteran of the music business and Artistic Director of Utah Pioneer Heritage Arts. He is a balladeer who tells of the extraordinary lives of the Utah Pioneers and Utah History

-  Utah History - 4th Grade core curriculum Interactive Stories & Songs – 45 minute program one class or combined 4th grades 

-  Transcontinental Railroad – 4th Grade & 5th Grade History core - Interactive Stories & Songs; 45 min.; classroom or larger groups.   

- Pioneer Games and Activities for entire grade - 100 students or less in gym during winter, or outside during the May presentations.

- Utah History & Pioneer Games combined - 90 minutes 


Doug Figgs –(  Classrooms and/or larger group/whole school assemblies; Grades K – 12 

Western music singer/songwriter from Lemitar, NM.  Doug has won numerous awards for his music. He is inspired by the cowboy/western life he lives.

-Western Music/Cowboy Songs: Where they came from, what they’re about –Interactive program; classroom or assembly.  Have fun, learn a little bit about history and be proud of our western roots!   

- Book sharing – “Lets Sing a Lullaby with the “Brave Little Cowboy” – 2nd grade level book – Doug performs the audio and reads the book, and shares other western songs – sing a long... Geared more towards younger grades.  


Kristen Lloyd – aka Krazy Ani -(    Classrooms or larger group/whole school assemblies; 30-60 min. presentations- Any Age

-Find My Brave, Trick Roping:   Krazy Ani (aka Kristen Lloyd) is a gifted entertainer who got her inspiration from a trick roper that came to her school. This event changed her life and inspired her to learn trick roping, which helped her overcome many personal trials in her life. Eventually, she learned other western arena arts such as gun spinning and whip cracking, along with the stories and morals of the old west. 

-Music/Guitar classes:  Kristen plays several instruments very well, & her strongest ability lies in her music.  She will inspire students to reach their potential and be themselves in the face of trials. To be BRAVE - 

- Artist – She is also a Cowboy Cartoonist. Shares her methods/love of art, and ways to use art to reduce anxiety.

-Marketing – Kristen can teach a class on marketing & business promotion.


Mark Munzert (   (3rd grade 12); Classrooms or larger group/whole school assemblies: 35-60 min. presentations.

Poetry Creative Writing/ Oral Presentation:  Mark will provide a fresh voice and creative writing talent, as well as sharing his unique poetry in classroom or assembly settings. Writing- Rhymed and metered poetic parlance: rhymes versus near rhymes; end rhyme schemes; syllabification; meter (rhythmic structure); Effective Oral Presentation-basic public speaking; emotional annunciation; putting it all together.  Don't worry about the 'big' words, I break 'em down (with a lot of fun).  


Jo Lynne Kirkwood (  K –12 - Classrooms or larger group/whole school assemblies: 35-60 min. 

Creative Writing/Cowboy Poetry - Award winning poet and storyteller Jo Lynne Kirkwood has worked for over thirty years in writing and arts education, advancing the skills and creativity of hundreds of young people.  Best known for her humorous portrayals of life in rural Utah, Jo also draws on personal history and insider techniques to help budding writers. Her writing workshops can be geared to any grade and may include visual arts activities.


Brian Arnold   K – 12 -Classrooms or larger group/whole school assemblies: 35-60 min

Brian has been performing cowboy music and poetry for 30 years and has worked on ranches, rodeos, cattle drives, and wagon trains. His music and poetry portray what he has seen from the saddle. He can share authentic cowboy gear, demonstrate roping skills, bring western history to life through his poetry and music or teach a creative writing/poetry workshop. Brian can tailor his presentation to the audience, regardless of their age or experience.


Trinity Seely ( K –12 -Classrooms or larger group/whole school assemblies: 35-60 min

In 2011 Trinity set a goal to help perpetuate cowboy music and promote the western ranch lifestyle viewed from a mother’s and ranch wife’s perspective.  From her Canadian ranch roots to present day work on a California Boys’ Ranch with her husband, this multi-award winning musician will capture the hearts of today’s youth inspiring them through personal stories, music, songwriting, and guitar expertise. 


Dave Anderson- Musician & Thatch Elmer -Poetry   K – 12 -Classrooms or larger group/whole school assemblies & poetry programs 30-60 minute

 “What is it like to be a Cowboy” - presentations on preserving history and the western way of life/code of conduct, honesty & morals, featuring a combination of musicians & poets, can be tailored to your own requests/ideas.  Sharing through music & poetry, customs, lifestyles, western ideals. Our real-life cowboys may share an array of cowboy gear, providing students hands-on participation (if desired).  Program can be designed to meet your specific classroom/school goals. 


Carter Junction   ( K –12 -Classrooms or larger group/whole school assemblies: 35-60 min

Clinton and Sarah Carter bring ‘Cowboy Celtic’ to the schools performing original and traditional songs in the Cowboy, Folk, and Celtic genres with Clinton on vocals and guitar and Sarah on vocals, Celtic harp, Irish drum and guitar.  


Jon Chandler – ( K –12 -Classrooms or larger group/whole school assemblies: 35-60 min

A 7th generation, Coloradan, Jon’s music and stories reflect his deep western heritage. The award-winning author, singer/songwriter has travelled throughout the country performing.   Jon will be teaching as a musician, harmonica instructor & storyteller or songwriter.

Harmonica Instruction -- Jon Chandler, Mark Firth &  Brandon Baxter ; 4th  grade & up – 45 min. minimum instruction time – 1 hour best Each Student will receive a personal harmonica to take home!  Children will learn to play 2 or 3 songs on the harmonica and receive a simple songbook.  (Harmonicas are limited to 1500. Groups of 50 or so is good.


Many Strings & Co. – Tony & Carol Messerly will be working with the Canyon Colt Choir & sharing some Utah History classes on Mountain Men. 


Kids & Patriotic Poetry Contest at the CVCR Event Saturday, March 16th, 2024 8 am ; Sign up deadline is March 14th;

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