top of page


School Programs

Skip often begins his school programs with the world renowned song  "CELEBRATION" which he performed  as the lead singer for KOOL AND THE GANG!  Students and teachers alike are immediately on their feet and "celebrating" to the music! 

After all, we at SKIP INTO LITERACY, BELIEVE that learning should be a reason to celebrate!  Skip incorporates his belief in the four C's when he shares his story at  school programs: 

  • Courage

  • Creativity

  • Collaboration

  • Christ

Giving Back
Music in Schools-Henderson Texas-May 201

Skip and his Dream Team are available to conduct workshops for schools, businesses and other civic minded organizations. 

Popular workshop subjects include but not limited to:

  • Building Self Esteem

  • Goal Setting

  • Say NO to Drugs

  • Song Writing and Public Speaking


Skip's book MORGAN THE CLYDESDALE PONY is an excellent resource for the liberal and fine arts teacher--reading,writing, visual art, dance, movement, theater and music are enhanced in Mr. Martin's workshops.


What audience wouldn't enjoy a performance by legendary R&B Grammy Winner Skip Martin? 

Skip is a natural entertainer, having captured the hearts of millions around the world.  Whether he's singing one of his signature hits, mesmerizing all with his incredible trumpet virtuosity or engaging his audience with one of his heartfelt stories from one of his books, Skip is truly a treasure to all who are blessed to witness him in concert!

Morgan The Musical
Introduction & Sample songs

1st Scene thru Millie Morgan the Clydesd

The musical finale "If Only You Believe"
peformed by Skip Martin & Jon Starling

Morgan The Clydesdale Pony-Musical meeti

Morgan The Musical Team at work

Morgan The Musical
  • Are you looking for a children’s musical that will mesmerize your audiences? 

  • Are you looking for a musical written by a Grammy Award Winner? 


Then GLORYLAND ENTERPRISES has the perfect musical created by Skip Martin, legendary former lead singer and trumpeter for KOOL AND THE GANG and the DAZZ BAND.  John Paul Starling and Sandra Siler composed eight imaginative songs that brilliantly enhance the musical.  Josh and Michelle King, seasoned theater veterans, added their expertise in assisting with the libretto, ensuring “musical” success!


MORGAN THE CLYDESDALE PONY is a story about a Clydesdale pony’s dream to win the Kentucky Derby!  It is inspired by Skip’s own experience at the Kentucky Derby, an epic story about the dreams of a young Clydesdale pony hoping to race in the Derby.  The musical promotes self-esteem, goal setting and never giving up on one’s dream.


The theme song, “You can be anything, anything, can be anything...if you BELIEVE…” will forever be in the hearts and minds of all who experience MORGAN THE CLYDESDALE PONY!


Skip Into Literacy-Morgan-Jon Paul Starl

Jon Paul Starling is the director of Choral Activities at Henderson Independent School District in Henderson, Texas.  His choirs have sung in Carnegie Hall, in New York City.  His vocal and piano students have won numerous awards and accolades at the state and national levels.  Jon Paul is a gifted vocalist and pianist who is a frequent guest of symphonies, churches and service groups throughout the nation.  He is the owner and lead instructor at the Starling Music Academy  in Henderson, Texas.

Skip Into Literacy-Morgan-Joshua & Miche

Joshua and Michelle King are the proud band directors at Beckville Independent School District in Beckville, Texas.  Their high school band has won sweepstakes and most recently was awarded most outstanding in the entire state of Texas!  Josh and Michelle are avid members of the Henderson Civic Theater in Henderson, Texas, where they have held every position from acting to directing.  The King's have adapted the book MORGAN THE CLYDESDALE PONY for theater production. 

Skip Into Literacy-Morgan-Preston Parker

Preston Parker brilliantly orchestrated the musical MORGAN THE CLYDESDALE PONY.  Preston is an assistant band director at Jacksonville Independent School District in Jacksonville, Texas.  Preston is a published composer and his compositions have been performed by bands throughout the state. He leads Praise and Worship music at the First Baptist Church in Carlisle, Texas.  Preston is also a five -star chef, having pioneered culinary programs in the East Texas Area.

Sandy Siler-Promo Photo-Morgan The Clydesdale Pony.png

Sandra Siler is Skip's business partner and manager for USA events.  Ms. Siler holds a Master's Degree of Art in Piano Performance from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas, and was Head of Piano Instruction at Kilgore College in the city of Kilgore, Texas, for twenty-five years. Sandra's former students are employed by prestigious universities throughout the nation.   Her love for music, performance, people and collaborating with others makes her the perfect complement for Skip's endeavors.

bottom of page