Student Performances

  • Children's Fest at IMC

    22 Oct 2011 - 01:00 PM
    IMC at the Old Post Office – Urbana, IL   

    Bow-Dacious String Band performs for Children’s Fest at IMC at 1:00 pm on Main Stage.

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  • UIUC School of Music presents Paul Rolland seminar

    5 Nov 2011 - 02:00 PM -05:00 PM
    UIUC School of Music – Urbana, IL   

    Rolland was a very influential string pedagogue who taught at the university in the 60s & 70s.  You have all been touched by his teaching without even knowing!  Bow-Dacious will perform at 2:00 for a master class at this event. That means we’ll perform, and then we’ll get coached on how to improve.  It will be really fun!  Our coach will be Dr. Peter Rolland, who is the son of Paul Rolland, a devoted teacher, a very good fiddler, a nice guy, and a friend of Jordan Kaye!  After we play there will be other activities that we can stay around for.  Lots of other kids from the community will be there too. (There’s no cost for this)

  • Granny’s Porch

    18 Nov 2011 - 07:30 PM
    Virginia Theatre – Champaign, IL   

    Granny’s Porch is back at the Virginia Theatre, and C4A will be there! 

    This year’s theme is “Sousa meets the Mikado: Finishing the Unfinished.”  

    The Bow-Dacious String Band will open the show, and “Orchestra Sukoshi,” featuring C4A music faculty members and conducted by Kevin Kelly, will accompany a premier of a serenade by John Phillip Sousa and the finale to Gilbert & Sullivan’s Midako. 

    Guest artist, Nancy 3. Hoffman, will perform her special one-woman version of The Mikado, complete with “costume changes” and more! 

    Ron Hedlund, the Rushes, and the Champaign Park District Dance Arts School round out the roster of performers, with Gary O’Brien and Marlys Scarbrough returning to MC the evening. 

    Come early and enjoy pre-concert music presented by Celia Faux & Chris Reyman on accordions and Tom Faux on guitar!

    Tickets :  $15 adults; $10 Seniors and groups; $5 children + ticket surcharge; 

    Available through the Virginia Theatre box office 217-356-9063 or

     More information about Granny’s Porch

    For more information about American Music Month please visit the Sousa Archive and Center for American Music

  • Festival of the Trees

    20 Nov 2011 - 01:00 PM -02:00 PM
    Lincoln Square – Urbana, IL   

    The Bow-Dacious String Band will be performing at 1:00. 

  • Market Place Family Fun Fridays

    2 Dec 2011 - 06:30 PM -08:00 PM
    Market Place Mall – Champaign, IL   

    The Bow-Dacious String Band will be performing at Market Place Mall’s “Family Fun Friday” on December 2, 2011 at 6:30 PM.  The concert will be in the food court; there’s no admission.  Come and enjoy these young performers.



  • Out on the Town: C4A at Marketplace Mall!

    15 Jan 2012 - 03:00 PM -05:00 PM
    Market Place Mall – Champaign, IL   

    Members of the Bow-Dacious String Band provide live music for the carousel at Market Place as they ride it!

    In the food court at Market Place Mall.

    Join C4A for a fun-filled afternoon of musical activities! This is a great family activity for a winter afternoon with live music performance and a chance to try out different instruments.  

    3:00 Live music from the Accordion Club, led by Chris Reyman

    4:00 Live music from the Bow-Dacious String Band, directed by Robin Kearton, with Matt Croisant

    4:30 Live music performed on the carousel–You have to see this to believe it!

    3:00 to 4:30: Try-It! We’ll have lots of instruments on hand and our teachers will show you how to play them.  Lot’s of fun!   

  • C4A at the Iron Post

    29 Apr 2012 - 04:00 PM -07:00 PM
    Iron Post – Urbana, IL   

    Four (FOUR!!) of C4A’s performance ensembles will be appearing at The Iron Post in downtown Urbana, on Sunday, April 29, at 4PM. 

    Here’s the lineup:

    Our new C4A Jazz Combo, directed by Chris Reyman

    The ever-popular Bow-Dacious String Band: 50 young string players directed by Robin Kearton

    The Marvelous Cretaceous Band, directed by Tom Faux

    Fredward and the Black-Capped Chickadees, our hot high-school , ensembledirected by Matt Croisant.


    DON’T MISS IT!!!! 

  • BSB and Cretaceous Double-Header at Kickapoo Landing

    17 Jun 2012 - 04:00 PM -06:00 PM
    Kickapoo Landing – Oakwood IL   

    Join the Marvelous Cretaceous Band and the Bow-Dacious String Band in a fun lakefront concert at Kickapoo Landing!  

    The Dockside Cafe will be open and the scenery is guaranteed to be lovely! 

    There is no admission–bring the family! 

    For instructions to Kickapoo Landing please visit their website at

  • Bow-Dacious at Taste of Champaign

    24 Jun 2012 - 04:00 PM -05:00 PM
    Westside Park – Champaign, IL   

    Last year's performance at the Taste of Champaign

    We’re back for more at the Taste of Champaign!  Head over to the family tent  to catch a concert by the Bow-Dacious String Band.  We’ll play a set of our favorite tunes including traditional dance music, international folk music, and more!  This performance is free to the public. 

  • Bow-Dacious at Champaign Public Library

    30 Jun 2012 - 02:00 PM -03:00 PM
    Champaign Public Library – Champaign, IL   

    Come on over for a free performance by the Bow-Dacious String Band!  We’ll play a mix of traditional dance music, charming waltzes, international folk music and more.  Your young ones can sing & dance along! 

    Our  shows are super kid-friendly and sure to charm older hearts as well.