Bounce Patrol is a children’s entertainment group from Melbourne, Australia. We create fun, educational videos for children – all available for free on our YouTube channel Bounce Patrol Kids.
Bounce Patrol was started in 2012 by Shannon Jones, our creator and showrunner. We had our first rehearsal in September 2012, and filmed our first YouTube video in November that year. Shannon then spent 5 months learning to edit video before releasing our first music video “Kid’s Life” in April 2013. As the YouTube channel has grown over the years, the team has slowly expanded and now includes an illustrator, animator, audio engineer, songwriters, and assistant video editor Jackson. Each song/video takes about 3-4 months on average to produce from concept and songwriting, through to recording and mixing the music, costume design and creation, filming, illustrating, animating, and editing the final video.
Get to know the Bounce Patrol squad – who has kids? How did we all meet? What was our favourite video? To celebrate reaching 1 million subscribers, we asked what you wanted to know about Bounce Patrol and made this video!
Jacinta has big curly blonde hair like a lion’s mane! She grew up with Shannon and they have been friends since kindergarten! She has performed in many musicals alongside and directed by Shannon. In her non-bouncing time, she’s busy teaching older kids as a high school drama teacher. Her favourite Bounce Patrol song is To the Music. She loves being silly and her favourite colour is green.
Will has curly brown hair that goes boing, boing! He met Shannon at university where they were both studying musical theatre and he has been friends with everyone since. He works as an actor when he’s not on Bounce Patrol. His favourite Bounce Patrol song is Halloween Rules. He loves to monkey around and his favourite colour is blue.
Alyssa has brown hair – although it changes as she also loves to wear wigs! She met the rest of Bounce Patrol when she joined a choir run by Shannon shortly after she made Australia home (Alyssa is originally from Canada!). When she’s not bouncing, she’s a busy mother to twins and works in digital communications. Her favourite Bounce Patrol song is Halloween Stomp (it’s also one of her favourite holidays!). She loves to bounce like a kangaroo and her favourite colour is orange.
Rachel has straight blonde hair and joined the Bounce Patrol squad in early 2014. She went to high school with Shannon, Jacinta and Jackson, and performed regularly in Shannon’s theatre company over the last decade. Outside of Bounce Patrol, she is busy working and being a mother to her two children. Her favourite Bounce Patrol tune is Animal Sounds Song (buzz buzz!). She loves to sing and dance and her favourite colour is red.
Jackson has short blonde hair, bright like the sun! He went to high school with Shannon, Jacinta and Rachel where he performed in many musicals alongside them. He has many hobbies that include juggling, dancing, singing and hiking. His favourite Bounce Patrol tune is the Ice Cream Song (perfect for summer!). He loves to laugh and his favourite colour is yellow.
Sam is an original member of Bounce Patrol! He left the group at the end of 2013 due to time commitments. You can see him in some of our early videos!
He is currently the director (and co-founder) of My Education Group, one of the world’s leading online Chinese learning services that teaches over 18,000 students a week. Go Sam!
Shannon is our creator and showrunner – the engine behind Bounce Patrol! She produces, directs, choreographs, films and edits our videos; collaborates with our amazing songwriters and audio engineers; performs backup vocals and harmonies; and generally makes the show. Eagle-eyed fans might even be able to spot her making cameo appearances in a video or two… Her favourite song is Let’s be Superheroes