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Sailor's Prayer


Chicago Maritime Festival Outreach Performances

(For schools and other organizations.)

To book an outreach performance click Chris Kastle.



Large Group Performance - Let The Waves Roll High!

 CopyrightTom and Chris Kastle 2001

The Chicago Maritime Festival offers programs to area schools, libraries, senior venues, and people with disabilities.  We have served over almost 44,000 individuals during out outreach programs. The festival underwrites most of the outreach program cost; however, a token fee of $100 per performance is required. There are a limited number of performances available April 15 through April 17, 2014. Call 773-576-7245 for more information or e-mail

Featured Artists 2015:  John Roberts and Debra Cowan, Lanialoha Lee, David Drake and, Tom and Chris Kastle,(One or more of the featured artists will present at each performance.)

"Come hoist the hook and ride the tides". Set sail to a shanty with featured performers from the Chicago Maritime Festival. Learn about life on board ship in days gone by and how you can join the crew of a Tall Ship today! The program is a 45-50 minute concert/lecture, which includes songs and stories such as "Let the Waves Roll High", "Haul Away Joe," "John Kanaka", "The Pirate" and "Strike the Bell", among many others.

This program complements the following Illinois State Board of Education State Goals and Chicago Academic Standards:

Social Studies:

State Goal 16 - Understand events, treads, individuals and movements shaping the history of Illinois, the United States and other Nations.

State Goal 17 - Understand world geography and the effects of geography on society, with an emphasis on the United States.

State Goal 18 - Understand social systems with an emphasis on the United States.

Fine Arts:

State Goal 25 - Know the language of the arts.

State Goal 27 - Understanding the role of the arts in civilization, past and present.
A single complementary classroom workshop is offered to a school with each outreach performance that is booked. The presenter in 2014 is Glen Braun.


Chicago History Museum Field Trip 


LET THE WAVES ROLL HIGH! on Friday, April 17, 2015, 10:30 am.  Book directly online under the Education Menu, Student Programs at