Maryland School Assembly Programs for Elementary Schools, Pennsylvania, Virginia & Delaware too!

Frequently Asked Questions

1. For what age group are your programs suited?

2. Can you perform for other grade levels?

3. How long is the program?

4. How many students can attend the assembly?

5. Exactly what does your program cover?

6. What do we need to provide?

7. How long does it take to set up and tear down your equipment?

8. Can you provide references?

9. How much is your show?

10. Will you travel outside of MD., PA., DE. & VA.?

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1. For what age group are your programs suited?

Tom's educational programs are geared toward elementary school students, grades K - 5. 

2. Can you perform for other grade levels?

Yes, but not with the educational assembly.  It is specifically written for elementary school presentations.  If you want a "fun" show, Tom will be happy to provide one that includes information on the art of ventriloquism along with plenty of comedy for the audience.

3. How long is the program?

The assembly program runs approximately 45 minutes.  Tom requires a 15 minute break between programs when running back-to-back shows.  This allows you time to get the first group out and the second audience in and seated.

4. How many students can attend the assembly?

Tom requests an audience of 250 - 300 students maximum.  This size group allows Tom to see the students, make certain they can see him, and to keep everyone engaged.  If your school requires two assemblies, we recommend you split them by grade level.  It is best to keep younger students (K-2) together.

5. Exactly what does your program cover?

The program discusses RESPECT for others, RESPONSIBILITY for ourselves and being KIND to others.  If you listened to Tom's video, he included a section where he tells Wilson the Tennis Ball that everyone is different, yet everyone has feelings.  These messages are mixed throughout the program to provide a memorable lesson so students can relate to the information.  The assembly also discusses Character Education, Anti-Bullying and respect for Cultural Diversity. 

6. What do we need to provide?

Tom requires a performance space a minimum of 12' wide x 8' deep.  He also requires a working standard electrical outlet within 20 feet of the performance area.  The program carries all props, backdrop and sound equipment required for the presentation*.  The show may be presented on level in a gymnasium,  or on a stage.  If the program is on a stage, steps leading to the audience must be available.

7. How long does it take to set up and tear down your equipment?

Tom will arrive approximately 1 hour before the scheduled program to unload, set up and sound check his equipment.  If the program is on a stage in the cafeteria and there are curtains, Tom will set up behind them to minimize disruption of any students in the area.  For gymnasium programs, it is important that students not be in the area of set up.

Following the program, it will take Tom approximately 30 to 40 minutes to be packed and loaded out of the school.

8. Can you provide references?

Yes.  The quotes on this web site are from Maryland Public Schools and we encourage you to verify them.  We also encourage you to check Tom's corporate references.  Tom has a profile on Gigmasters.com (look under Ventriloquist - Baltimore) which includes feedback and quotes left by Gigmaster clients.  (DO NOT ATTEMPT TO CONTACT TOM THROUGH THE GIGMASTER SITE!  THAT IS STRICTLY FOR HIS CORPORATE PERFORMANCES!) 

You will also find quotes and references on his corporate web site: www.ComedyVentriloquist.com.  You can find additional information and quotes from people who have seen Tom's act on his fan page at FaceBook.  You may find that page at: www.FaceBook.com/comedyvent.  

As a performer with International credentials, it is fairly easy to find information about Tom's act on the Internet.
A scary thought for some - but it makes checking him out fairly easy for you!

 9. How much is your show?

Simply go to the main page of this web site, fill in the Request Info! form and Tom's pricing information will be in your e-mail almost instantly!   The e-mail will contain a link for easy on-line booking.  When you are ready to move ahead, the entire process can be handled on-line and you can even electronically sign the performance agreement!  If you prefer to talk with someone, the e-mail will also contain a direct phone number for Tom.

10. Will you travel outside of MD., PA., DE. & VA.?

Yes.  Due to the added expense of travel, we recommend you discuss the program with several schools in your area and attempt to contract Tom for multiple schools.  This way the travel expenses may be split and the assembly is more affordable.  When Tom flies in for a performance, a suitable sound system must be provided.  The show content may change to keep down added baggage fees.  If your school is interested in bringing Tom in from Maryland, please e-mail him to discuss the possibility.

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