Banners Engages

engages web headerOne of the most important responsibilities of Banners is to engage local students in educational programming through arts and humanities performances.

This programming helps to ensure that children develop creativity, innovation and entrepreneurial thinking. Studies have also shown that children who are involved in the arts are more likely to be recognized for academic achievement, be elected to class office within their schools and win awards for school attendance.

Banners provides educational outreach efforts that include presentations by artists visiting our local public and private schools, as well as the public library. These presentations include performances as well as educational components. Each year, more than 17,000 students reap the benefits of having Banners educational outreach performances as part of their learning environment. With approximately 60 outreach programs annually, Banners brings arts and humanities to K-12 schools throughout Calcasieu, Cameron and Jeff Davis Parishes and the students of McNeese State University.

Make a tax deductible gift to Banners Engages programming for area schools. OUR SWEEPSTAKES HAS ENDED. ANY DONATIONS NOW ARE APPRECIATED, BUT WILL NOT BE PART OF THE TICKET DRAWING.

If you have questions or would like to volunteer – Randee Drayton

THE MAGIC OF BILL BLAGG LIVE!

Bill Blagg

Friday, October 20 | 10 am
Rosa Hart Theatre, Lake Charles Civic Center
FREE FOR SCHOOLS

All schools must sign up with our Outreach Coordinator in order to attend this event. We have limited seating.

For centuries magicians have used scientific principles to make people levitate in mid-air and vanish in the blink of an eye. Illusionist Bill Blagg’s one-of-a-kind educational experience, The Science of Magic, takes students on a rare, never-before-seen journey “behind the scenes” of the magic world. Students will discover firsthand how magicians use science to create the impossible! Bill’s comedy-filled, action-packed, presentation is highly interactive and makes science fun and exciting! Students will use the Scientific Method to levitate one of their teachers in mid-air and even learn how the science of reflection can make their homework magically disappear! In addition, Bill even performs some of his mind-blowing, grand-scale illusions with a scientific twist! Bill caps the show off with an incredible display of the water cycle by making it snow from his bare hands! Students will watch in amazement as science creates magic right before their very eyes!  If you are interested in signing your class up, please email us.

If you are interested in donating to our Banners Engages programming, please follow this link to the donation page.

PAGE TURNER ADVENTURES in The Mixed Up Fairytale

Page Turner

Monday, November 6 | 10 am
Bulber Auditorium
McNeese State University
FREE FOR SCHOOLS

All schools must sign up with our Outreach Coordinator in order to attend this event. We have limited seating.

Run, jump, climb, and interact directly with the performers to break a spell or Beauty will sleep for 100 years! You’ll meet your favorite storybook characters in this all-original fractured fairytale, including a REAL 10 foot tall giant!

We need your help to break a spell or Beauty will sleep for 100 years! The audience runs, jumps, climbs, and interacts directly with the characters on stage, convincing Red Riding Hood to give up her cape, discovering the secret under grandma’s bed, and retrieving a golden spoon from a REAL 10 foot tall giant! Kids will recognize their favorite storybook characters in this original fractured fairytale.  If you are interested in signing your class up, please email us.

ARTRAGEOUS

ArtrageousThursday, March 8, 2018 | 10 am
Bulber Auditorium
McNeese State University
FREE FOR ALL SCHOOLS

All schools must sign up with our Outreach Coordinator in order to attend this event. We have limited seating.

IMAGINE an artist creating a masterpiece before your eyes in mere moments. With a palette that also mixes captivating vocals, intricate choreography and exciting audience interaction – Artrageous takes you on a unique visual journey packed with wild inspiration, creativity and fun!

The Artrageous troupe of artists, musicians, singers and dancers pay tribute to a variety of art forms, pop icons and musical genres culminating in a gallery of fabulous finished paintings. The result? A one of a kind crossover experience! The signature of the Artrageous Troup is interaction and engagement, so be prepared to be a part of the show!  If you are interested in signing your class up, please email us.

PETER GROS from the original MUTUAL OF OMAHA’S WILD KINGDOM

Peter GrosFriday, April 20, 2018 | 10 am
Bulber Auditorium
McNeese State University
FREE FOR ALL SCHOOLS

All schools must sign up with our Outreach Coordinator in order to attend this event. We have limited seating.

CONTAINS LIVE ANIMALS – He is a frequent lecturer on conservation and preservation at universities, zoos, theaters and nature and science centers around the nation. His goal is to share his passion for the natural world with young people across the planet, inspiring them to protect animals both locally and globally. We need to continue to deliver a powerful message about how each of us can make a daily difference in preserving our natural world, Gros says. It is possible to use our natural resources in a sustainable manner. We simply need to educate our nations youth about the importance of wildlife conservation.  If you are interested in signing your class up, please email us.