The Rainbow Rock Band, a perennial favorite at Prince William County libraries, recently gave an energetic performance with songs, dancing and props at the Lake Ridge Neighborhood Library.
Kate Moran, also known as the Rainbow Lady with her rainbow-colored hair, and Bassious Berry, also known as the guitar playing Matthew Berry, use music to teach children shapes, colors, music and movement.
"Our show is about getting kids up and moving. Using fitness and movement helps expedite learning," Moran said.
Songs like "Squirrel in My Cupcake," "Superheroes," "Crazy Cakes," "Bob the Butterfly," "Sparkle Fairy" and "Alligator Noodles," got the children moving while they learned.
Moran said the main goal of the show is for the children to have fun. "I want the kids to have an amazing time. I want them to walk away feeling love in their hearts and learn a little something along the way."
George Wollan of Lake Ridge, brought his 4 ½ -year-old son, Gavin, to see the show. Gavin danced with everyone and seemed to have a grand time.
Wollan said he, too, liked the show. "I think she was very engaging with the children and she's happy and outgoing," Wollan said of Moran. "She definitely interacts with the children."
The Rainbow Rock Band will return to several libraries this summer.
Following are the dates, time and places the band will perform:
- July 21 at 10:30 a.m. – Nokesville Neighborhood Library, 12993 Fitzwater Drive
- July 26 at 4:30 p.m. – Independent Hill Neighborhood Library, 14418 Bristow Road
- July 28 at 10:30 a.m. – Dumfries Neighborhood Library, 18115 Triangle Shopping Plaza
- July 31 at 4:30 p.m. – Dale City Neighborhood Library, 4249 Dale Blvd.
For more information about library programs, visit pwcgov.org/library.