The Board of Education is Coming to Town!

by Amber on February 2, 2010

Kevin Emerson is a former elementary school teacher and the author of the Oliver Nocturne books for young readers. He’s also in a cool pop indie band in Seattle called Central Services, so of course it would make sense that his teaching, writing, and singing would all come together as the ultra-cool kids’ band The Board of Education.

The band’s sound really reminds me of Belle & Sebastian or maybe The Flaming Lips, two of my favorite grown-up bands, but what I really love about BoE is that all of their songs teach a lesson without getting boring, which is quite a feat!

Like Leeny & Tamara, they manage to make learning fun. We love The Lonely Tomato, a song about a tomato who can’t figure out if he’s a vegetable or a fruit, and they also created a great video for the song:



As a writer, I love the song The Many Uses, and Dangers, of Commas, but my son’s favorite song is the cool and smooth Your Sensitive Elbow.

So, do you want to go see BoE play live? Well, here’s your chance to win a Family 4-Pack of tickets to their show at the Regent Theatre in Arlington on February 19th!

All you have to do is comment on this post below or contact me and leave an email address so I can contact you if you win. That’s it!


One entry per person. The tickets will be waiting for you at the box office the morning of the show.

Would you like to earn an extra entry? You can…

  • Subscribe to my email or RSS updates;
  • Let your friends know about the contest on Twitter, Facebook, or MySpace;
  • Post about this contest on your own Blog or website;
  • Add Boston Children’s Music to your Blog Roll;
  • or email five of your friends and tell them about this contest.

Be sure to send me an email or comment on this post to let me know what you did for your extra entry.

This contest will end February 15th at midnight!

Good Luck!

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Kellie February 14, 2010 at 8:41 pm

OOOh, this sounds like fun! Thanks! K

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