Over the past six years we have played hundreds of shows for more than 70,000 students across Australia and New Zealand. Our shows are designed to be accessible, inclusive, inspiring and above all, fun! We pride ourselves on delivering one of the best touring school shows in the country and we have been very proud to receive wonderful testimonials from teachers and students across Australia and New Zealand (you can check them out below).
In 2021, our show features an exciting blend of music and science with a heap of fascinating home-made and recycled percussion instruments. Students and teachers alike will be captivated by our Bottlephone, made out of recycled plastic bottles that are pumped up with air (as seen over 5 million times on our YouTube channel). Our Thongophone shows how different lengths of pipe can produce different notes – the longer it gets the lower the note goes. Using buckets, boxes, our bodies and even kitchen utensils we show that you don’t need expensive equipment to play music – just a bit of creativity! The students are an integral part of this interactive performance as we use body percussion to explore the different rhythms and grooves you can use to create music.
Included with the performance is our Teacher Resource Pack which contains over 60 videos, worksheets, play-alongs and reflections to complement the show. Activities include:
Pen and Table Drumming
Tī Rākau (Māori stick passing game)
Inventing a recycled instrument
School Show Reflections
Behind the scenes videos
The pack can be used in the lead up to a Kaboom visit to help prepare the students or after the show to reflect and build on what they have learnt. If you would prefer to have the show as a stand-alone activity that is absolutely fine too!
Click here to see the curriculum links covered in the school show pack for Foundation to Year 8.
In 2021 we are very excited to be able to offer even greater flexibility with booking dates with the addition of our new Kaboom teams in Brisbane and Melbourne, in addition to our Perth team. Check out our performers below.
Kindergarten/Reception to Year 7
*Prices are the same for both Aus & NZ. Please add GST for Australian schools.
$7/student (plus GST in Australia) with a maximum of 350 students per show.
Minimum show cost is $1050 (plus GST in Australia).
Schools with an ICSEA below 1000 (AUS) or Deciles 1 to 4 (NZ)
$6/student (plus GST in Australia) with a maximum of 350 students per show.
Minimum show cost is $900 (plus GST in Australia).
Flat rate of $600 (plus GST in Australia) for schools with fewer than 100 students.
2020 TOURING DATES
Due to the current pandemic we have had to cancel our Australian and New Zealand tours. Western Australia will continue as planned.
2021 TOURING DATES
August 16th - 20th
May 31st - June 11th & August 9th - 13th
Year round preferably Tuesdays and Wednesdays
October 11th - 22nd
June 28th - July 2nd & September 20th - 24th
September 13th - 24th
Year round on Thursdays and Fridays
Terms 1, 3 and 4
August 23rd - 27th
North and South Islands
Cat and Josh’s performance and humour thoroughly entertained the whole school, and their drumming and magic skills left us in total awe. And yet, their ability to match the students’ skillset to demonstrate how easy it is to create a complete piece of music left us feeling empowered in our creativity and totally inspired to continue on in this journey. There were only praises from the students, who can’t wait for another visit from Kaboom Percussion. They thought Cat and Josh were fabulous, cool, funny… my favourite is that they were "awesomely amazing!!!".
Jeen, Music Specialist, Pickering Brook Primary School & Walliston Primary School, WA
We really enjoyed your show yesterday. A few of the teachers commented that it was the best show they have seen for a long time! The students loved it and 2 teachers immediately went to your youtube clips when they got back to class because the students requested to see more. Your percussion skills and teamwork were excellent and there was a good variety in the performance, which kept the students interested and engaged. You made music accessible and simple for the students, yet you delivered amazing rhythms and creative tricks which we all loved! Very talented :-) Thanks for the classroom pack as well - I will definitely be using it in my music lessons. Thank you for coming to our school!
Meagan, Music Specialist, Circular Head Christian School, TAS
Kaboom presented a wonderfully interactive performance that had our whole school K-6 engaged and involved for the full hour. A perfect mix of musical excellence, audience participation, drama, magic and circus which inspired and delighted students and teachers alike.
Angela, Music Specialist, The Launceston Preparatory School, TAS
The Kaboom performance was the most engaged I have seen our students in a school incursion.They all had smiles on their faces from beginning to end and 100% of students eagerly participated. The show demonstrated how easy it was to make music and showed you could use just about anything around you to create music. The show just flowed and was very polished; the duo are skilled, entertaining and had great management of the students. We will definitely book their new show next year.
Maria, Principal, Oakdale Public School, NSW
Josh and Cat have devised a wonderfully creative in-school performance, highlighting the diversity of percussion and how music surrounds us everywhere we go and with everything we use. Students are engaged through story-telling, magic tricks, inclusive composition and obviously professional percussion playing! A superb show!
Chiara, Head of Music, Iona Presentation College, WA
Kaboom Percussion Show inspired our students, from Kindergarten to Year 6, to find the ‘music’ within them and to see how it can be brought to the fore in practical ways using everyday items! Within days, I was witnessing new and original rhythmic items in classrooms. It left us all ‘pumped’ for musical performance! Thanks, Cat and Josh!
Angela, Principal, Immaculate Heart College, WA
Kaboom Percussion provided an entertaining, informative and interactive performance at Woodbridge Primary School. I particularly liked their use of everyday objects to create percussion sounds; this motivated the students to follow-up with their own drumming and percussion at home. The students were engaged for the whole performance and Catherine and Joshua maintained great crowd control with humour and a variety of activities. I would highly recommend this school incursion.
Nicola, Music Specialist, Woodbridge Primary, WA
Josh and Catherine are amazing. Not are they only very talented musicians but the tricks, humour, and presentation of their show kept the kids not only entertained but engaged and on task. They related to the kids level and it showed them how easily music can be found around us everyday. Parents informed me the next day that the kids could not stop raving about Kaboom Percussion when they got home and all they heard in the shower that night was numerous different sounds of body percussion and anything else they could find to hit in the bathroom. Thanks guys for a great show.
Sarah, Music Specialist, Orana Catholic Primary School, WA
I have had many teachers comment that the performance was terrific. The students were engaged the whole time and readily participated in the energetic rhythm activities. It was great to see so many children want to ask questions at the end which demonstrates how interested they were in your show.
Fiona, Music Specialist, Boyare Primary School, WA
Thanks again for your wonderful show, my year 6's spent the next 2 days practising juggling tricks and four-beat ostinato on percussion. AWESOME INSPIRATION. One teacher said that was the best incursion she has ever seen in all her years of teaching!!
Michelle, Music Specialist, Arbor Grove Primary School, WA
You were FANTASTIC! The kids loved your show; from the pre-primaries right through to the year 6's. They loved the amazing things you did with everyday objects, the bits of magic, and the way you involved them every step of the way! I would recommend you to any teacher thinking of having Kaboom in their school!
Dale, Music Specialist, Jolimont Primary School, WA
We loved having you! The fun, pace and excitement of your versatile show engaged all ages from Kindy to Year 6 and was the perfect blend of music tonic for students and staff to celebrate the end of a wonderful year of achieving together.
Grace, Music Specialist, Banksia Park Primary School, WA
WOW! WOW! WOW! Cat and Josh....WHAT A SHOW! You are two very talented musicians who have brought the reality of 'Music is Everywhere' to our students in our school. This entertaining and engaging show had us all sitting on the edge of our seats wondering what new routine would be next! Clever, humorous, engaging, interactive and fun are some of the words that come to mind after viewing your show. It has provided motivation for a rich percussion programme to be implemented at our school.
A comment made by a staff member today was, "My kids got back to class and started drumming on anything they could find, including each other!!
I also showed my two sons video footage of the show tonight (they are 7 and 9 years old) and one of my boys started composing his own body Percussion with a resemblance of someone who had ants in their pants yet he seemed to be enjoying himself. My other son....ran for the kitchen cupboards to grab the cups nearest to him to give them a good go, then ran to the broomstick to try and copy your routines (some dirt and dust may have fallen on his head in the process) followed by this little one pulling every musical instrument out of the tub and creating his own music. MUSIC WAS ALIVE in our house, all thanks to your talents, hard work and inspiration!
I would highly recommend this show to any school, it was well worthwhile and has made a positive, long term effect on how music can and will be exposed to our students! Thanks again Cat and Josh!
Lisa, Music and Performing Arts Specialist, Hammond Park CPS, WA
Thanks for a fantastic show on Tuesday. The children and staff really enjoyed your performance. On Wednesday morning I was met at the door by two very excited brothers who had been inspired to go home and create their own cup routine. The most important thing is that you both inspired them to be creative and they totally enjoyed themselves. Thank you!!! I have had nothing but positive feedback from both staff and students. AMAZING, has been a response that has been expressed by all.Today the year ones were trying to work out the way that the water appeared in the cups! HA! MAGIC!!!!
Here are some comments, about the performance, from our year 5 students:
It was fabulous and inspiring. It doesn’t matter who you are, you can to do music! CHELSEA
They showed us that you actually don’t need professional equipment to make music but you can use things around you to create music. NAWAAL
They had the student’s jaws wide open and in awe of their performance. SHAYLA
They inspire children because they showed us that you don’t have to be perfect to create music. It doesn’t matter who you are, you can still create music. REYNE
I thought they were very clever with the way they used magic and I really liked their cup performance. It was my favourite incursion, ever! RIAN
They left us thinking of all the magic in music!!! TAKSH
An absolutely amazing performance!
Silvana, Illawarra Primary School, WA
It would have to be one of the best shows I have experienced in more years than I care to remember. Kids were really enthralled. Top job.
Kathleen, Year 1/2 Teacher, Nannup District High School, WA
The students and staff have told me how wonderful it was and engaging for the students.
Felicity, Principal Nannup District High School, WA
Vibrant! Energetic! Talented! Engaging students of all year levels. Without physically giving each student an instrument they taught the students that they can use parts of their bodies to make music and that is something you always have with you. They have equipped the students (and myself!) with knowledge and skills to make our own music without using expensive equipment. I would recommend any school to get Kaboom Percussion to enrich their music program.
Hannelie, Music Specialist, South Coast Baptist College, WA
Thank you so much for yesterday - the kids are still buzzing about the performance and arguing about how the magic was done. It really has fitted in well with my music program as the children are about to start their own soundscapes using whatever they can find to produce sound...the performance has given many of them a great starting point. The teachers also agreed that you your performance was one of the best we have had in the school. You had the kids from start to finish and left them wanting more - you guys rock!!!
Erin, Kewdale Primary School, WA
Thank you so much for coming to Tatachilla yesterday and performing for us. The students, and staff, really enjoyed it. I had a Yr 4 class in the afternoon and as part of their soundscapes they were creating, they were using some of the ideas that they had seen in the morning! Great learning!
Sue, Tatachilla Lutheran College, SA
Kaboom Percussion. WOW!!! Inspiring and engaging from Rec right through to our year 6's. Truly exceptional musicians with a magical twist to engage primary aged students. Contemporary and wonderfully entertaining. My students are still talking about the performance a week later. I highly recommend this vibrant duo who bring music education to life.
Nikki, Junior School Music Teacher, Emmaus Christian College, SA
Thank you for all that you have done for our students at Koondoola. The kids are extremely motivated to work on their performances after being inspired by your show, videos and the encouragement and guidance you gave them during the workshop. They loved your routines and were engaged the whole time….they call you ‘the magical musicians’. The activities in the classroom pack has further enhanced their learning and have been easy to implement in the classroom. We are looking forward to seeing your next show. We are really lucky to have you residing in WA.
Michelle, Music Specialist, Koondoola Primary School, WA
Kaboom Percussion spent the day with a variety of classes at Redlands College. The students are still talking about Cat and Josh and were most inspired by not only the technical ability of Kaboom but also their fun and friendly performance. They are not only incredible, educational, fun musicians - they are also theatrical and acrobatic. They involve the students and teach them how to make choices for song writing through rhythmic patterns using cups and other variety of body percussion. I would highly recommend them to any school. Thank you Kaboom!!!
Anita, Redlands College, QLD
Thank you so much for coming. All teachers and students were very impressed by your performance, saying how engaging and fun it was. They loved every moment, reflecting on your high standard of musicality, your energy, your magic, your love for the students and your fun loving ways. It was a great end of term event and has inspired our students to try interesting ways to make music.
Joy, Classroom Teacher, Nambucca Valley, NSW
We absolutely loved having Kaboom Percussion visit our school. Cat and Josh totally captivated our students and teachers with their musical prowess, humor, magic tricks and finesse with drumming sticks! Interactive and inspiring, thank you so much for sharing your passion and performance with our school!
Alison, Music Specialist, Karrinyup Primary School, WA
In speaking with the staff who attended the incursion, they spoke extremely positively about the performance. The children from Pre-Primary to Year 6 were highly engaged throughout the performance and the interaction with students was wonderful. Many of the teachers are making use of the YouTube videos and it has been great to see children creating percussion performances during recess and lunch times.
Jayson, Assistant Principal, St Vincent's School, WA
Thanks so much for a fantastic, interactive show. The kids really enjoyed it. The little kids really loved the cups and the magic aspects of your show as well as the story! Many just said they loved all of it and couldn’t pick a favourite part. The new deputy said it was the best show he’d seen in a school for a long time and another teacher said that she could tell you were professional musicians and what you’re doing in schools is brilliant.
Natalie, Music and Arts Specialist, Warradale Primary School, SA
Thank you so very much for coming out to Manchester Primary School. The students who attended have not stopped talking about the performance! They were super thrilled and awe struck by your talents and skills. I would also love to say that all teachers who attended even for a short while were amazed by the whole production and talent both of you have with music and performance. Everyone here really enjoyed the afternoon. Thank you once again and I look forward to booking a show or workshop with Kaboom Percussion in the future.
Emily, Performing Arts Teacher, Manchester Primary School, VIC
Kaboom Percussion were amazing from the very first beat of their dynamic and inclusive show. All our students loved every minute of their high-energy performances, and continue to be inspired by their many musical and 'magical' talents.
Yenny, Strings Director and Music Teacher, Dee Why Public School, NSW
Kaboom Percussion provided a fantastic show which was educational and engaging. Cat and Josh displayed superb musicianship and performance skills and made the world of percussion a magical place for our students to explore. They absolutely loved it and are still talking about the incursion weeks later!
Jenny, Music Specialist, Dallas Brooks Community Primary School, VIC
Thankyou again for your wonderful performance. Your energy, the variety of activities, your engagement of the students and audience participation was outstanding. The staff have all said how amazing your show was and that it was one of the best we have had at our school. The students came out saying "that was awesome!" It was great to see them at recess and lunchtime, tapping seats, clapping, drumming and trying to work out how you did the magic tricks. Parents have commented that their kids haven't stopped talking about the show and wished they could have seen it too.
Henrietta, Ellison Public School, NSW
Kaboom Percussion brought to the stage a well-executed and well-rehearsed performance. Their out of the box thinking and their cool, funky ideas on what you can play to make sound made for an amazing performance.
Year 7 Student, Iona Presentation College, WA
Thank you so much for coming and performing at our school yesterday! The kids thought you guys were the best show ever!!! We would really love you to come back next year.
Jo, Grade 1/2 Teacher, Portland North Primary School, VIC
Thank you so much for one of the best incursions our school has ever had. The kids are still raving about how fantastic the performance was. We had lunch boxes being used as drums, body percussion in classrooms and the playground and one of our teachers had drumsticks out using the tables and chairs. We were so excited to see our whole school engaged in this wonderful performance. Your enthusiasm, technical skill and professional manner made for a modern and thoroughly entertaining show which was a winner with us all. So thank you again, you were exceptional.
Emma, Cudgen Public School, NSW
Cat and Josh put on such an engaging performance for the students. They have inspired them to make music from anything! Weeks after the performance, students are still asking to watch their youtube videos and trying to work out their clever tricks! They also differentiated the show to cater for the infants and primary students. Would highly recommend.
Vanessa, Our Lady of the Rosary School, NSW
This interactive, vibrant, magical, funny and thoroughly entertaining musical performance in the school hall was just brilliant. Many students have since come to me with their own personal ideas involving simple body percussion or everyday objects -so they have been inspired! What has been remarkable is that it is often the students you least expect to engage with who have come up with great ideas - demonstrating how profound the power of music can be. As Richard Gill states: “Rhythm is at the heart of all music” & for me Kaboom Percussion demonstrates this admirably. I was able to access the website beforehand to prepare the students & the follow up activities will be very useful in coming months. Josh & Cat - I have always wanted to have you perform at the school since I witnessed your performance at ASMEWA Summer School some years ago. My heartfelt thanks to you both for all your hard work & my personal best wishes for a wonderful career in music wherever it may take you.
Mary, Primary Music Specialist, Our Lady of Lourdes CPS, WA
Thank you so much for yesterday. The school was still buzzing with excitement. The Preprimaries were asking if they could go again, teachers were commenting on the fantastic incursion, parents were commenting on how enjoyable it was. Children still couldn't work out how one egg became two... They loved when Josh got confetti all over him. The broom stick sword fight was also a favorite. The biggest vote though was "How did they do that with the cups!"Amazingly, all of the upper primary seem to remember... "Don't make me stand up! Don't make me have fun! Don't make me join in! I just want to sit back down!" We have realised that we can be musicians without anything in our hands... we can use our bodies... body percussion has taken on a whole new meaning! Kaboom percussion were great to work with as far as the whole school planning side... Cat responded very quickly to my inquiries, which helped with getting the paperwork done. I highly recommend Kaboom Percussion School Show for an excellent educational experience. Thankyou Cat and Josh.
Alison, Music Specialist, Malvern Springs Primary School, WA
Kaboom Percussion delivered such an incredibly fun incursion with just the right balance of amazing performances and audience participation. The students were in awe as they watched Cat and Josh flip cups, throw and catch drumsticks and made things appear out of thin air! They were engaged throughout the entire 60-minute session and learnt how we can create music using objects in our everyday life. The teachers were also thoroughly impressed and told me later that day how their students immediately started drumming with anything they could find as soon as they got back to their classroom! I would highly recommend Kaboom Percussion to any school as they'll capture your imagination and introduce you to another dimension of music you've never thought of before!
Gina, Music Specialist, Wembley Primary School, VIC
Absolutely amazing! KABOOM Percussion is an exciting and engaging way for students to discover and learn about music. Cat and Josh are two extremely talented musicians with a clear passion for music and education. Filled with humour and magic, this jaw-dropping, toe-tapping experience is highly recommended for all students and teachers!
Jen, Classroom Teacher, Epping Public School, NSW
Cat and Josh were amazing to watch and performed many rhythms and tricks, using body parts, drums, chairs, buckets and cups. Overall, it was an amazing experience, and we hope to see them again.
Student, Epping Public School, NSW