THE BAND

Marsha and the Positrons are a DC-based kindie (kids + indie rock) specializing in fun, clever songs about science and how the world works with positive social messages! Both playful and educational, we are known for shows that are a ton of family-friendly fun! Entertaining for both kids and grownups, we love getting audiences singing & dancing along to songs that inspire curiosity about science! Most of all we love sending families home with smiles on their faces!

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Washington Post

Going-Out Guide

Editor's Pick

". . . among the Washington area's most creative and distinctive" children's musicians. 

The Washington Post

Photo by Philip Muriel Photography 

DAVID STRAUSS//

electric guitar

Former drummer, David has been playing in bands for most of his adult life, including DC-based reggae band, Lucky Dub, and psychedelic-hardcore-black metal-synthpop group, Achtung Panda.  He now brings his great energy & electric guitar to kick it up a notch for our awesome kindie audiences. He is also the proprietor of local speakeasy, OKPB.

MARSHA GOODMAN-WOOD//

lead vocals & guitar

Singer/songwriter,  teaching artist, and former cognitive neuroscientist, Marsha brings her positive, playful energy, big smile, and warm, rich voice to the stage. She's taught music to babies & toddlers, directed musicals, and given talks about music and the brain. Marsha is currently on the Wolf Trap/Arts for Learning MD teaching artist roster.

AYANNA GALLANT// percussion, vocals, trumpet & flute

 

Percussionist, brass player, singer, and professional voice over artist, Ayanna has been in a number of bands over the years including a big band. She has also been a full-time middle school band director and pre-K to grade 12 music teacher. She is also currently a member of Bele Bele Rhythm Collective, Ayanna is a multi-faceted and multi-talented performer.

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JON GUO// bass

Baltimore musician Jon Guo is always seeking musical adventure. Although conservatory trained in jazz and classical bass, since graduating from the Peabody Conservatory Jon has been involved in performing music from around the world. In addition to performance, Jon is regularly involved in music production and engineering. Jon has been the bassist at Saint Joseph Church in Baltimore since 2018.

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DAVID DURST// keyboards

Keyboardist David Durst has been about to break into music for over twenty years. He is a member of NYC-based Anti-Social Music, Inc, and has played around the DC area with The Gena Rowlands Band and Poor But Sexy. From 2003 to 2017, he was a regular at the Run For Cover benefit series, but with the Positrons, he wears no makeup.