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December 21st

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February 8th

The Avalon Theater

March 9th

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John Henry in Concert

About John Henry

John Henry England was born in Bethesda, MD and he has been performing since the age of 14.

His previous bands include, At Wits End, Crown Victoria, Cheerleaders, Volare, and The Liberation.

John Henry currently performs music and movement programs for children of all ages!

He lives with his wife, Cecie, and their children, Harrison and Mary Madison, in Chevy Chase, Maryland.

Music With John Henry

John Henry Performances allow each student to explore the world of music and instruments as they travel through song and dance, discovering musical traditions.

John Henry is renowned for his ability to connect with his audiences. He brings 20 years of early childhood education and performance experience!

John Henry’s interactive program engages children of all ages as they dance, sing and imagine.

A John Henry Concert supplements curriculums of physical fitness, music, geography, science and language arts.

“Music allows children to process information in a new way. They hear sounds, they feel rhythm and they are able to actively participate in the learning process. Music can also be a wonderful introduction to other cultures. With songs and instruments children are able to appreciate different cultures and become familiar with new ideas from a musical perspective.” – John Henry England

Students enjoy singing and dancing, working on rhythm and instrumentation, and bringing joy to the world through music.
We have continued to study many cultures through music and have also thought about what part music plays in our lives.

“Music education brings higher thinking to our children. It allows them to think about complex patterns (where does my part fit into the whole? How can I make my part sound better? What are some tiny adjustments I can make to adjust tone or intonation? How does this music and these different parts fit together?). It almost leads to a philosophical environment. Students have to be absolutely aware of every other part at all times. In that way, it fosters cooperation. No musician is independent of the whole, and yet each musician is a part of that whole, with a unique part and sound.” – Catherine Hillard

Around the World

Around the World with John Henry will allow each student to explore the world of music and instruments as they travel, discovering the musical traditions of each continent.

John Henry’s interactive program engages children of all ages as they dance, sing and imagine.


Theme: Winter
Song: Penguin March
Story: Frosty
Instrument: Egg Shakers


Theme: African American History Month
Song: What a Wonderful World
Story: It’s a Wonderful World
Instrument: Egg Shakers


Theme: St Patrick’s Day
Song: The Leprechauns are Dancing
Story: There Once was a Man Called Michael Finnegan
Instrument: Scarves


Theme: Earth Day
Song: Happy Earth Day, Crawl Caterpillar, We’ve Got the Whole World
Story: The Very Hungry Caterpillar
Instrument: Scarves


Theme: Spring
Song: Happy Mother’s Day, Big Sun Rising
Story: Inch by Inch
Instrument: Maracas


Theme: Summer
Song: In the Summertime, Happy Father’s Day
Story: Chika Chika Boom Boom
Instrument: Maracas


Theme: Fourth of July
Song: Washington, My Washington, Out There Having Fun
Story: Miss Mary Mack
Instrument: Drums


Theme: Trips
Song: Kokomo, Rehoboth Beach, We’re Going to the Zoo
Story: Dear Zoo
Instrument: Drums


Theme: Welcome Back!
Song: Hello to All the Children of the World
Story: John Henry Story and Wheels on the Bus
Instrument: Introduction to La Guitarra


Theme: Halloween
Song: The Bone Song, Ring Around the Pumpkin
Story: Skeleton Hiccups
Instrument: Rhythm Circle


Theme: Thanksgiving
Song: The Thanksgiving Twist
Story: Ten Silly Turkeys
Instrument: Bells


Theme: Holidays
Song: Jingle Bells, The Dreidel Song, Rudolph
Story: Rudolph
Instrument: Bells