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Take your students on an historical, geographical and ethnic journey with twelve exciting instruments, some very unusual! These include a South Seas Conch Shell, Israeli Antelope Horn, Australian Dijeridu, Tibetan Ran-Dung, Bugle, Trumpet, Trombone, French Horn, Baritone, Tuba, 12 ft. long Swiss Alp Horn and a “Hose-a-Phone” (which can be made by students from materials at home!)

The Hornman plays instruments from 5 continents. He talks of his travels, the peoples, cultures and their music. The students are encouraged to participate by clapping, singing and mimicking the horns. Hear these unusual and traditional horns performed with expertise, artistry and good humor. The music ranges from children’s songs to classics, jazz, gospel and folk songs.

Bill Nemoyten, a musician and educator with a lifetime of experience as an instrumental music teacher and performer, has created a lively, educational, fun-filled program suitable for grades K through 8.


Program Length: The 45 to 60 minute program is fast-paced with lots of audience participation and surprises!

Requirements: A six foot table, a P.A. system (optional, but desirable in larger rooms), an electrical outlet.

Fee: Affordable and negotiable. Please call or email for a quote.

Biographical Information:Bill Nemoyten started his instrumental music studies with the trombone in 1940. He has performed with and conducted concert, marching, circus and jazz bands, orchestras, combos and ensembles of all kinds in hundreds of places. He regularly performs on and has taught trumpet, trombone, French horn, euphonium and tuba. Bill holds B.A. and M.A. degrees in Music Education and has been a music educator in one way or another for 60 years!

Here is a short film which includes a sample of the Horn Man Show performed at the small but enthusiastic Weott Elementary School in the redwoods of Northern California. Bill and Barbara have driven their motor home to Horn Man gigs all over the U.S. and Canada ever since they bought it new 20 years ago. You can also see the thank-you letters from the students.

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