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Music Medley: A Pirate’s High C’s

Ahoy!!!! Welcome to Confetti Park, a magical place full of music and stories for children. Aye, You’ll hear lots of songs from the Mississippi delta and beyond as we hear an amazing variety of American music for scurvy buccaneers! This week we are celebrating International Talk Like a Pirate Day! It’s held on September 19… avast… […]

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Photo of Katy and the Confetti Park Players at Jazz Fest, by Sally Asher (those are her feet in the foreground)

Look for Katy & the Confetti Park Players at Jazz Fest!

Katy Hobgood Ray and the band and some of the Confetti Park Players will be performing at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival this year! We perform at the Kids Tent on Thursday, May 3, 2018 at 3 p.m. SCHEDULE This year Katy is leading a smaller troupe of Confetti Park Players in an […]

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Storytime: Little Orphan Annie Ledbetter, the Laughing Dog

Three friends reminisce about rescuing a dog off a highway on their pilgrimage to Lead Belly’s grave. With Ted Lindsay, Katy Hobgood Ray, & David Ray It was hot. VERY hot. Dave, Ted and I finally remembered this fact about the day that we rescued Annie Ledbetter off the side of a country highway, because […]

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Westward ho! Kids radio show “Confetti Park” moves into California, New Mexico, Pacific Northwest

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE | June 2, 2017 Contact: Kathryn Hobgood, (504) 650-1238, kathryn@bienvilleray.com Westward, ho! Kids radio show “Confetti Park” brings Louisiana music and stories to California, New Mexico, Pacific Northwest Kids variety show and podcast from Louisiana airs on weekend mornings Several new states on the West Coast can now enjoy a weekly half-hour […]

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Katy featured as a “Mompreneur” in NOLA Family magazine

Look for Katy Hobgood Ray and the Confetti Park Players in the October 2016 issue of NOLA Family! Katy is featured as a New Orleans Mompreneur in an article titled “Lullabies And Lagniappe” for her work as director of the choir and as a radio host/producer and book publisher. The article talks about how becoming […]

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Media Advisory: New Orleans children’s ball inspires a new book and a song

New Orleans kids’ choir director launches Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign to raise funds for a children’s book and song called “Candy Land Ball” What: Candy Land Ball, a children’s book (36 pages) about a magical night at the ball, written in rhyming verse and beautifully illustrated by watercolor artist Emanuela Serafina. It comes with piano sheet […]

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Story monsters Ink cover

Katy Hobgood Ray & the Confetti Park Players in Story Monsters Ink

What an honor! The August 2016 issue of Story Monsters Ink has a lovely feature story on Katy Hobgood Ray, director of the Confetti Park Players. The cover story for this issue is on Dav Pilkey, author of the beloved Adventures of Captain Underpants series, one of the most popular series of books written for elementary-school aged children. There is also a […]

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