Brownsville Community Library

Summer Reading Program

Music in Action Entertainer Rich Glauber brings high energy to every performance with interactive songs, comedy, instruments, props and more! Brought to you by the Oregon College Savings Plan
  • When Jul 15, 2016 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM (US/Pacific / UTC-700)
  • Where Brownsville Community Library
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  • Contact Phone 541.466.5454
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Brought to you by the Oregon College Savings Plan

When Rich Glauber performs, there is no such thing as an audience. His inviting presence radiates through a group and gets inside of people, lifting them on a current of positive energy and transforming them into part of the show.

Glauber is a gifted troubadour/music educator who specializes in creating interactive musical experiences for participants of all ages. His performance is called 'Music in Action!' an upbeat mix of songs, creative movement, story telling and comedy, all imbued with a healthy dose of good, clean fun.

Using guitar, voice and his special, antique accordion (named Syd), Glauber effortlessly places the group into the palm of his hand, then conducts a free-wheeling celebration of community spirit and youthful enthusiasm. Many of his songs are action-oriented, with opportunities for high-energy movement and creative expression. "Bizzy Bugs" is a reggae-flavored tribute to the insects that 'help the world go round'. "Hit the Lonesome Trail" becomes an impromptu square dance, complete with smiling faces, clapping hands and skipping to the beat. "We had a party at the library", was one child's offhand comment.

More than simple entertainment, Glauber's work is firmly rooted in research that demonstrates the importance of movement in helping foster children's cognitive, physical and emotional development. Rich describes it this way, "Kids need to move to music, use their muscles, find their voices, experience the joy of being an active, inspired human being. It's something that we need more of in this culture".

Well-traveled, fluent in Spanish, Glauber was a founding member and keyboardist for Caliente, the popular salsa band based in Eugene. In 1990, he became an Artist-in-Education for the Lane Arts Council, performing hundreds of school concerts and workshops throughout western Oregon. He has entertained at the Oregon Bach Festival, the Oregon Country Fair, the Willamette Valley Folk Festival, the Eugene Celebration, Seattle's Bumbershoot Festival and at numerous local venues. In the past few years, he has performed at hundreds of libraries around Oregon and Washington, invariably earning rave reviews.