Peculiar War (The)

Lem Sheppard [ view artist bio ]


The Peculiar War is a timely presentation designed to meet national standards for education in music, history, social studies and targeted for students who are studying the Civil War.  The unifying theme of this program is the commonalities between Confederate and Union soldiers.  Lem will perform contemporary arrangements of spirituals, abolitionist songs, and popular music of the Victorian era.  The presentation also includes a sing-a-long and movement exercise for younger grade levels.  

To schedule this program please contact us at 816-531-4022 or by email at


Grade Levels: 6,7,8,9,10,11,12,7-9,High School

Fees: $295 for 1 performance; $479 for 2 or more performances on the same day / The break between performances must not exceed 90 minutes to receive the reduced rate.

Maximum Audience Size: 250 students

Availability: Limited; please inquire

Program Length: 45 minutes

Location: At Your School

Requirements: Large, open performance space; electrical outlet nearby; one chair.

Standards: 1.1 1.1 Knows how a culture's art works and artifacts reflect its values and beliefs.1.6 1.6 Understands that group and cultural influences contribute to human development, identity, and behavior.5.1 5.1 Understands the broadly defined areas of state and local historical events.11.2 11.2 Understands characteristics of works in various art forms that share similar subject matter, historical periods or cultural context.13.6 13.6 Understands how the elements of music are used in various genres and cultures.

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