Become Your Captain Catch Your Future: Building Students’ Self-Worth So They Create THEIR Success. -Nick “Sunshine” Tokman from ‘Deadliest Catch’

Through storytelling, visual aids, self-reflecting questions, audience participation and facilitated discussion techniques, “Become Your Captain. Catch Your Future” redirects students’ attention from the negative influences and outside social pressures to focus on who they are and what they really want to do with their life.

Billy Jonas (Loyd Artists) – Music and Storytelling

Billy Jonas believes that creating a bright future starts with kids. Using homemade and re-cyclable “re-percussion” instruments, songs that celebrate community, as well as personal and planetary ecology, his think-outside-the-box educational performances occur at schools, colleges, universities and libraries around the country. Billy’s goal is to plant musical seeds, that will help grow creative, open-minded, engaged and open-hearted citizens of the world.

Some ask: “What is the sound of one hand clapping?” Billy Jonas asks: “What is the sound of 600 sets of keys jingling on the downbeat? And how shall we inspire the audience to do it?” For 25 years, Billy Jonas, performer, singer-songwriter, composer, multi-instrumentalist, and educator, has perfected the art of the neo-tribal hootenanny around the globe – original songs performed with a generous dose of audience participation. Jonas and his band perform using voice, guitar, and industrial re-percussion – homemade creations of buckets and barrels, keys and cans, bells and body percussion. Each concert is a soul-spelunking, heart healing, joy-filled journey of spirited music that is accessible to anyone and everyone, regard- less of age or cultural background.