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Thursday, January 14, 2010

fresh_beat_band If you have a preschooler chances are pretty good that you know who The Fresh Beat Band is.  My son just so happens to be infatuated with that show and would watch it all day every day if I let him.  I have to be honest and tell you that this is one show I don’t mind watching with my kids, and since I’m being pretty honest I guess admitting that I find myself singing along to some of their songs sometimes is alright too.  If you have a Fresh Beat Band fanatic in your house like I do then I have some great news for you!
NICKELODEON ORDERS SECOND SEASON OF
HIT PRESCHOOL MUSIC SERIES THE FRESH BEAT BAND

Special Premiere Week with Four New Season One Episodes Debuts Jan. 11 – 14;
First Two Singles “Great Day” and “The Fresh Beat Band Theme Song” Available on iTunes

NEW YORK, Jan. 7, 2010 – Preschoolers will share more “great days” with The Fresh Beat Band as Nickelodeon greenlights a second season of the hit live-action, preschool music series. The network has ordered 20 new half-hour episodes of the series that teaches preschoolers about music appreciation and how to express their feelings through movement, song and instrumental music. In addition, the network will unveil four new episodes from season one in a special premiere week from Monday, Jan. 11 – Thursday, Jan 14. The Fresh Beat Band’s first two singles, “Great Day” and “The Fresh Beat Band Theme Song,” will be available on iTunes later this month.
The “Great Day” music video is the number one video on NickJr.com and has been streamed over 17.4 million times since the series launch in July. Overall, videos of The Fresh Beat Band have streamed on NickJr.com nearly 59.7 million times, making the series the number two video franchise, second to Dora the Explorer, on NickJr.com.
The Fresh Beat Band premiere week is as follows (all times are 12:00 p.m. ET/PT):
  • Monday, Jan. 11 – “March Our Way”
The Fresh Beats are leading the school parade, but they can’t seem to march in a straight line. Instead, they march in different directions, crashing into each other. So, they decide to lead the parade Fresh Beat style, transforming into a dancing, hip hopping marching band!

  • Tuesday, Jan. 12 – “Glow for It”
The Fresh Beats are performing at the moonlight block party, but as soon as their performance begins, all the lights go out, and the Fresh Beats need to figure out a way for the audience to see them. Taking a cue from Marina ’s glow-in-the-dark drumsticks, the band makes glow stick costumes and the party becomes a glow-in-the-dark extravaganza.

  • Wednesday, Jan. 13 – “Rock to Sleep”
Shout finds a bugle inside a box of his favorite cereal and he can’t stop playing it, even refusing to go to sleep at night. The Fresh Beats try all sorts of things to get him to sleep – they rock him in a hammock, walk his bed around the neighborhood and even sing him a lullaby, but Shout is still wide awake and intent on playing the bugle. Finally they decide to rock out, Fresh Beats style, and Shout is so exhausted from playing that he promptly falls asleep.

  • Thursday, Jan. 14 – “Rhyme Time”
Twist is rapping at the picnic, but when he can't find a word that rhymes with music he loses his voice. The others make up silly words that rhyme with music and Twist gets his voice back just in time for the picnic.
The Fresh Beat Band centers on four best friends – Kiki (Yvette Gonzalez-Nacer), Marina (Shayna Rose), Twist (Jon Beavers) and Shout (Thomas Hobson) – in a band who attend music school together and love to sing and dance. Set to original pop songs, the half-hour series teaches preschoolers about music appreciation and how to express their feelings through movement, song and instrumental music. The Fresh Beat Band introduces kids to the fundamentals of music such as melody, rhythm, tempo and performance styles. In each episode, preschoolers sing and dance along as they help The Fresh Beat Band solve everyday challenges and also learn the importance of friendship, working together in a positive way and respecting each other’s differences.
The Fresh Beat Band features original songs with preschool-friendly lyrics written by series creators/executive producers Nadine van der Velde and Scott Kraft, who have won three Emmys for their work on children’s television programs. The music on the show is composed by Matter Music, an award-winning company that creates original compositions for film, television and commercials.
Be sure to tune in to see the premieres all this week…I know I will!

1 comment :

  1. I am so happy about this! My daughter just found this show and she loves it! Thanks for the info! :)

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