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We hope you enjoy our blog - we try to provide helpful updates about our music, what we are up to and cool things we find to do with music, activities for kids & families, and every day stuff! Stay Silly, Silly Bus

Monday, June 21, 2010

Silly Bus | Silly Bus' Coach Billy at the Parthenon

Coach Billy is traveling a bit this summer and is visiting the Parthenon in Greece. The Parthenon is temple in the Athenian Acropolis in Greece. The temple is dedicated to the Greek goddess Athena, who is recognized as their protector.

Coach Billy was very impressed, "wow that is a lot of stone"! No kidding! The Parthenon was built between 447BC and 438 BC. The stone was actually transported 16 kilometers from Athens to the temple! That must have been a long and expensive journey.

Well Coach Billy, thanks for writing us and keep sending pictures and stories for us to share. Safe travels!

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Stay silly,
Silly Bus

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Silly Bus | Free Concert at Goddard Was Lots of Fun!

Wow, it was a hot time in this old Richmond town over the weekend! We had a great time playing at The Goddard School in Glen Allen this past Saturday. Not only was the show cooking, but the sun was cooking as well. The Goddard School had plenty of fun events for kids, including the always fun balloon bounce, free popsicles, and a misting station to help keep everyone cool. I went into the misting station for a bit, and it was incredibly refreshing.

The rescue and fire station also had an ambulance and fire engine at the event. They received a call during the event and had to hurriedly rush off to help out whomever was in need. That was quite an exciting but tense moment to see them pack and rush off so quickly. It also brought to mind how fortunate we all are to have such dedicated emergency services to help those in need.

We played a couple of new songs, Red Popsicle and Humpty Dumpty. They were a lot of fun to play. The songs have a great lively feel, and it is always exciting to play new songs out live.

We also got to see several of our friends at the event from partner organizations such as the Annabelle's Angels. And The Goddard School was incredibly hospitable towards us, as always.

If you missed the Goddard show, come check us out at our next event at the Dominion School for Autism from 11 - 2pm. Have a good week!
Silly Bus

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Silly Bus | Silly Bus on the Air in St. Louis | Thanks Musical Merry-Go-Round

We were so excited to meet Grandfather Stark at KindieFest 2010. Since meeting him, and hearing about his awesome radio station that blends classics with kids music, which helps parents enjoy music and also help their kids experience the classics in a fun way, we had to send him a song to play. His show is called the Musical Merry-Go-Round – you can check out his site, and join him on Facebook too. The actual station in St. Louis is: 88.1 KDHX Musical Merry-Go-Round.

Grandfather Stark played Red Popsicle yesterday! We are so excited and in the next few days you can stream the June 5th show or if you go to his site right now, stream earlier shows and hear his music.

The idea of being able to listen to songs like Ace of Base The Sign, Sam Cooke “What a Wonderful World”, and then kids music is fantastic.

Well, we hope you like today’s blog and find this station fun to listen to – we have a free kids music concert coming up, speaking of listening to kids music. We play at The Dominion School for Autism this coming Sunday, June 13th from 11-2. Come and Rock Along with Us at 4205 Ravenswood Road Richmond, VA 23222.

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Also, we are competing in the Pepsi Refresh Challenge, learn more about our project and vote here.

Have a great rest of the weekend, stay silly!

Silly Bus

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Silly Bus | Vote for Silly Bus in the $250,000 Pepsi Refresh Challenge

Silly Bus is so very lucky to have great fans – we need your help more than ever. Silly Bus has made it through the selection process and has been selected for the final round of voting for the Pepsi Refresh Grant. And now we need your help to make it through the final step to win.

Last month Silly Bus entered the Pepsi Refresh Project, which gives way $1.3 million per month to ideas that do good. Our project is about getting kids fit and educating them at the same time through our music. The project is a yearlong, nation wide effort to bring our educational kids music and videos to life in schools to help our kids be healthy inside and out.

Silly Bus is working hard to get one of two awards of $250,000. That would go a long way to making a difference for children all across the country. The awards are made based strictly on the number of votes each plan receives. This project is something we have dreamed about bringing to life – but could not do this without the grant funding.

How to Vote:

1. Check us out at: http://www.refresheverything.com/getkidsfit

2. Click “Vote for This Idea.”

3. Go through the quick, free signup (to prevent internet robots from voting a million times). If you’re signed into Facebook, you can just click the “Connect with Facebook” button.

4. Spread the word! The more people who help us out, the better our chances. Please consider posting on your website, sending to your email list, posting on facebook/twitter/myspace, etc.

5. Come back and vote every day this month. Maybe even make it a habit when you start at your computer each morning. At the end of June, votes will be tallied and we hope to be in the top two!

Thanks so much for your support! Visit our site to learn more about us too: http://www.sillybus.net

Additional background about Silly Bus

Established in 2005, Silly Bus is an educational media company focused on developing music and videos that teach and entertain preschool and elementary aged children. Silly Bus is a two-time Mom's Choice Award winner. The Silly Bus team members are experienced professionals who have worked with some of the biggest names in the industry, including MTV and Discovery Kids.