Here are some quotes and references from schools, parents, and past presenters from across Canada.
Please also refer to to Bobby’s Guestbook pages to read hundreds of fan messages from the kids themselves!
"Bobby Boogaloo was by far the greatest children's entertainer to visit us in my 18 years here!!"
Denis Bourdages, Teacher, St. James Public School, Thunder Bay
"Best money I've ever spent on a program!"
Jane Fawcett, Principal, Lakeview School, Ottawa, ON
“Thank you so much for sharing your gift and talent of music with us! You are a fabulous mentor and have helped us create something truly wonderful!”
Linda Miller, Music Teacher, Holy Spirit Catholic School, Sherwood Park, AB
“Having you at Lynnwood last year was the best ever. Thank you for that.”
"Bobby, what a fantastic day! Thank you very much for the energy and thought put into creating our school song with all of us. We have great kids and our song truly reflects that. I know it was a long and exhausting day and I just wanted to thank you again for the great time. I heard nothing put extremely positive feedback from the kids and staff alike. I know you sparked our administration and I am sure we will be looking into some way to get you back in the future. An exceptional program! Thanks again."
Melody Moon, Elmer Elson Elementary, Mayerthorpe, AB
“We originally felt the concert and the opportunity to write a school song would be a good experience for the students, we were even more impressed with the amount of discussion and sharing that occurred around the students regarding decisions about what was valued at our school. By the end of the day, the students were not only proud of their accomplishments from the day, but proud of their school as a community of learners. We, as a staff, would highly recommend this show for any school interested in building character values and social responsibility. It’s fun, it’s easy and it’s most worthwhile.
‘Mr. Boogaloo’ is a wonderful motivational ‘speaker in song’.”
Lori Bennett, Music Teacher, Cascade Heights School, Burnaby, BC
"Thank you so much for helping us with our School Song "We're the Broncos -
The Students and Staff of Byng School, Stayner, ON
"Our elementary school had the pleasure and privilege of being entertained by Bobby
Boogaloo. It was a lively, joyous and engaging performance of rollicking music and
Nancy DeVuono, Principal, Canyon Lister Elementary School, Creston, BC
"I just wanted to thank you for such an awesome experience that my daughter had. You were at Julia Kiniski school a few weeks ago. We just downloaded the music and she is having so much fun singing. The words to the songs are just great. Thanks again for helping the kids write all these fun songs. Bless You!"
Rose, parent, Julia Kiniski School, Edmonton, AB
"Thank so much for everything. YES we did consider the day to be a great success. On the way out of school that afternoon the Principal overheard one of the elementary students talking to her mom! She was so excited she could hardly speak telling her all about you and our new School Song. I really can't thing of anything that would have improved the day. We definitely would recommend that other schools book a School Song Workshop. Last Friday, we held Regional playoffs for our Sr. Girls Volleyball team. Some of the Grade 12 boys came to me for copies of our new school song. They were a great hit when they stood up in front of the crowd and Roared out the school song. Thanks so much for renewing our school spirit!"
Diane Johnson, Canwood School, Canwood, SK
"You really found a way to his 5 year old heart. I played the school song from your site and he broke out in a really big smile and said "It's my Bobby Boogaloo" and jumped all over the living room as he sang the school song with you. Thank you for sharing yourself with our children!"
Vicki Lee, Grandmother of Matt, Cold Lake, AB
"I would recommend Bobby Boogaloo's presentation to any school who is looking for
a fun and entertaining means of imparting character building and positive attitudes
in their school. Bobby brought a professionalism to his work and a dedication that
was commented on by both students and staff. The day really flew by and each class
was very involved in the suggestions and direction the song would take. Having the
MP3 version ready so quickly enable our parents and community to listen to our song
and we received many positive comments. Thanks, it was a very up-
experience for all of us at Sacred Heart."
Nancy Barrett, Principal, Sacret Heart School, Wingham, ON
"Bobby Boogaloo provided our students with an entertaining performance that enabled
our students from Grades 1-
Brad Cooksley, Principal, Ministik Elementary, Sherwood Park, AB
"I love it! The kids seem to be soooo into it. It is really great! By the way, we've been listening to your CD, too: you're one fine artist who really knows a kid's heart!"
Lydia M., Ottawa, ON (referring above to her child's School Song recording)
"With our focus on “Character Education”, The Bobby Boogaloo Song Writing Workshop was the perfect way to kick off the school year. Staff and students spent the day with Bobby, brainstorming, writing, learning and recording our new school song. The Character Education piece was front and centre with the title, “Nothing But Respect At New Prospect!” Bobby was skilled at guiding students through the process and working their ideas, as well as his own, into a very effective school song!"
Susanne Bastable, Principal, New Prospect School, Dryden, ON
"This letter is written in support of the Bobby Boogaloo "Kids Have Character" SongPower
Workshop program. Bob Cook presented his program during the week of Jan. 16-
Sheila Plummer, Principal, Seaview School, Port Moody, B.C.
"Family & Community Support Services Lamont County Region is pleased to recommend
"Kids Have Character" with Bobby Boogaloo. Bobby presented to three elementary schools
on Nov. 17/05. Bob was amazing, his music was very upbeat and age appropriate. Bob
was very professional and had the attention of his audience. Everyone was able to
participate, including the teachers! FCSS received very positive feedback from the
schools. I would highly recommend Bobby Boogaloo as a child performer to any community
or school group. Thank you very much for coming out to our schools -
Linda Bernicki, Director, Family & Community Support Services,
Lamont County Region, AB
"Bobby Boogaloo's 'Kids Have Character' concert is rich in positive messages to Elementary Students on how to interact with each other by showing kindness and respect. Important character values are presented in a lively and humorous format that keeps young students singing and clapping along for a full hour of songs and stories well tailored to their abilities and interests. All 479 students thoroughly enjoyed the show!"
Pat Jensen, Principal, Harry Sayers Elementary, Abbotsford, B.C.
"Bob came to our school on Jan. 24, 2006 for a one hour presentation. He is a most talented musician who can relate well to students using inspiring songs focusing on social responsibility. The students seemed very receptive to Bob's engaging presentation and enjoyed singing with him. At one point several students were invited to come to the front and wear different costumes and then sing with him. This was the highlight of the presentation! Good job! Thank you!"
Harriette Chang, Counselor, Central Elementary School, Port Coquitlam, BC
"Bob came to my grade one/two classroom and performed songs for my class. Bob performed
several of his own songs along with some traditional Christmas songs. His music was
upbeat and age appropriate. My class thoroughly enjoyed his music -
Barb Mancell, Teacher, Riverview Park Elementary School, Coquitlam, BC
"Bob Cook, aka Bobby Boogaloo, was a great hit at our Boys and Girls
Club grand opening. We really did not know what kind of crowd to expect; the club
serves kids 8-
David Beale, Boys & Girls Club, Bonnyville, AB
"Bob has been a staple for us in our little corner of the world. He has played with his band at the Lakeland Music Festival in 2003 and 2004, and he also played our Canada Day festivities in 2004 and 2005. They have a very exciting roots rock sound that leaves your foot tapping and face smiling. It is my understanding that Bob is venturing into the child entertainment business. This is a really excellent idea as his original compositions are very entertaining for people of all ages and especially children who always seem to be dancing and enjoying Bob's antics. The feel is always upbeat when Bob is around to entertain. We are always happy and confident to hire him for any occasion. In closing I would like to ensure that any job that you have in mind for Bob will be fulfilled in all capacities, as Bob always does."
Roger Desjarlais & Lise Lacombe
Lakeland Music Festival Stage Manager and Festival Organizer/Booking Agent
Canada Day Party in the Park Organizer,Bonnyville, AB
"Bob has proven himself to be very quick on his feet and a master of disguises. He can play an array of characters from old men to young women with ease. His comedic style and energetic personality make him a hit with all audiences, young and old. Add into the mix his flare with music and you have a winning combination."
Randi Ball, Skit Row Productions, Edmonton, AB
"Bob's enthusiasm for his character roles, and the effort that he puts into his performances, is outstanding. He is a very reliable and capable individual with excellent people skills."
Janice Wiest, Owner and Manager, Scheme-