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Music Medley: Dino Mania!

Confetti Park: A music medley from Louisiana… kids songs about dinosaurs! This medley of kids music shows the diversity of Louisiana musicians. And today’s music medley features songs about dinosaurs! Songs featured in this episode, in order: When I Was a Dinosaur – Trout Fishing in America Joke of the Day – Pterodactyl Pee When […]

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Dr. David Phy plays trombone

Trombonist David Phy recalls turning sheet music for the church organist–his dad

In this episode of Confetti Park, New Orleans-based trombonist Dr. David Phy shares early music memories of learning how to read sheet music with his dad. David is a professional musician who has performed with national acts and jazz artists such as The 4 Tops, The Temptations, Bonerama, Delfeyo Marsalis, The Yin Yang Twins, Chip […]

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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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Some of the Confetti Park Players attend the New Orleans Film Festival.

Watching Feufollet at the New Orleans Film Fest! #NOFF2016

I was SO excited to watch my music video “Feufollet” on the Entergy Giant Screen! It was an official selection at the 2016 New Orleans Film Festival.  Look at this amazing company of Family Friendly Animated Shorts! The Boy Who Learned To Fly (Moonbot) Circles (Ma’agalim) (Uri Lotan) “Feufollet” (me!) Mosquito: The Bite of Passage (Teng Cheng, Brian Vincent Rhodes) […]

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Ol' Chumbucket reads to kids at Hubbell Library in Algiers Point

Interview with Ol’ Chumbucket, co-creator of Talk Like a Pirate Day

In this episode of Confetti Park, Katy Hobgood Ray interviews Ol’ Chumbucket, the co-creator of International Talk Like a Pirate Day on September 19. Chumbucket, also known as John Baur in certain circles, lives in New Orleans today (he has lived in many places including the Virgin Islands) and spends much of his time traveling the pirate […]

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Marooned: this was originally published in Pyle, Howard (August–September 1887). "Buccaneers and Marooners of the Spanish Main". Harper's Magazine.

Storytime: ‘Dem Bones by David Ray (narrated by Chris Lane)

Enjoy this spooky, dramatic tale of a pirate who experiences the strangest vision…. a skeleton pirate crew that carries treasure aboard the island where he is marooned. “It all started when Mr. Colt, me scurvy dog of a first mate, raised a mutiny against me. I was so proud; that’s how I first became a captain, you know.” […]

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Lashon Daley and Mr. Okra

Interview with Lashon Daley, author of the Mr. Okra story book!

This is a special Confetti Park interview with Lashon Daley, the lovely author behind Mr. Okra Sells Fresh Fruits and Vegetables. Today Lashon is pursuing a PHD in Performance Studies at the University of California, Berkeley. But for a while, she lived in New Orleans, and was inspired to write her sweet book about our favorite […]

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Mr. Okra Sells Fresh Fruits and Vegetables

Storytime – Mr. Okra Sells Fresh Fruits & Vegetables by Lashon Daley

It’s Confetti Park Storytime! In this episode, we hear a wonderful New Orleans tale based on our favorite contemporary street vendor, Mr. Okra. The story was written in collaboration with Mr. Okra by Lashon Daley, and illustrated by Emile Henriquez. We are so lucky to have the story narrated for us by the author! And […]

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Confetti Park Players at WWL-TV

WWL-TV performance by the Confetti Park Players

The Confetti Park Players appeared on the WWL-TV Morning News on May 11, 2016! The band played five songs throughout the morning hour from 8-9 a.m., and Sally-Ann Roberts interviewed director Katy Hobgood Ray. She asked Katy questions about the band’s new CD, We’re Going to Confetti Park!,which recently won a Parents’ Choice Approved Award. […]

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A few curve balls, then we knocked it out of the Jazz Fest park!

The Confetti Park Players had their New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival debut on Saturday, April 23, 2016. And it was wonderful. But there were a few curve balls…. The Confetti Park Players is a children’s chorus based in Algiers Point. We like to do fun, interesting collaborations with New Orleans musicians. We have been doing […]

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