A riveting, powerful musical and visual journey through Black History that teaches, inspires and challenges audiences to reflect, learn and grow from the lessons of the past and recognize the joyful triumphs throughout history that have shaped the present, with promise and hope for the future.
Glenn Marais and the Mojo Train: a four Piece Band with integrated multi-media show, live music and motivational speaking
Glenn and his group are just outstanding! They have an important message to share and they do it by engaging students with music and stories. Our students loved the show and talked about it for days. This group never disappoints as they teach and entertain!
I had the pleasure of attending one of Glenn Marais’ sessions and I was so impressed! He knew how to create a presentation that would sustain the attention of middle school students, all while delivering a very important message. The mixture of terrific music, an important message, and an interactive style made for a great presentation. Thank you!
Theatre Shows-booking early is recommended as seating is limited.
New Roads Theatre Newmarket
Available Dates: Tue. Feb.13th, Wed. Feb.14th, Tuesday, Feb.20th, Wed. Feb.21st
Stephen Leacock in East Gwillimbury
Thurs. Feb.15th, Fri. Feb.16th, Fri. Feb 23rd
In School Performances
Glenn Marais and the Moo Train-Four Piece Band
Glenn Marais Trio, Duo or Solo
Inclusivity, Diversity, Equity and Accessibility. Former Artistic Outreach Coordinator for the Aurora Cultural Centre, responsible for expanding equity and diversity, helped Glenn to refine and develop his own insights and experience as a man of mixed race growing up without a lot of racial diversity.
Wellness & Mindfullness
Self-improvement is a constant in Glenn’s life, having recently completed a Master of Arts Degree at Wilfrid Laurier, a Mindfulness and Meditation Certificate at McMaster, and Reiki Level II Certification. Glenn incorporates wellness and mindfulness training into all of his school programs and can design something special and unique for your school.
Kind in Mind
Discovering the power of mindfulness through kind behaviour and actions are the key to this groundbreaking keynote that inspires students and staff to explore, learn and grow together in a compassionate manner using mindfulness and kindness to build better relationships and create a united school culture.
Glenn’s innovative song writing methods have produced hundreds of songs with schools over the course of his 20 year career in education. Each one is professionally recorded and presented to the school becoming a source of great pride and a wonderful way to unite staff, students and community together.
Jam Speak Songwriting Program
Jam Speak is a theme-based writing program that engages students on a topic that results in the creation of an original song. All songs are recorded with Glenn’s Mobile Studio, performed live and includes Grades 4-12
Indigenous Partnerships and Cultural Education
Glenn has worked in the far north since 2007 with charity DAREarts songwriting and teaching leadership to indigenous youth. He was the Program Manager for ArtsCanCircle, a charity that brings workshops and instruments to Indigenous communities, Glenn’s Capstone for his Masters Degree was a presentation on Indigenous history and rights in Canada and with this wealth of knowledge and experience he has created several programs in partnership with indigenous visual artists and musicians for schools to choose from.
Wellness Drum Circle
Glenn leads students and staff on a program inspired by West African drumming in a unique method created by Glenn that develops unity, harmony and respect through the philosophy of Ubuntu-“I am because we are”, from his South African heritage. Glenn instills a culture of respect and teamwork as a priority over the music and students quickly embrace this philosophy creating a sense of unity and community around the music.
Recording a Song with Widdifield Song
Positive Classrooms is a division of Music in Mind that is a comprehensive program that begins with the Give to Live Keynote. After the keynote, each class receives a visit from the facilitation team of Glenn Marais and Mickey Eves, who teach kind behaviour and reflective thinking and launch the school on a 21 days of Kindness journey. It takes 21 days to create a new habit and the program works wonders within this framework.
Positive Classrooms concludes with a celebration assembly.
1) Full Colour Posters
2) Primary Song and Art Activity book, “Songs in the Key of Character” for grades K-5
3) Character in Motion Activity guide for grades 5-8.
4) Support Documentation