Take a ride down Lah-Lah Lane where you will first meet Lah-Lah, who is inquisitive, clever and loves to sing. Lah-Lah and her band negotiate their way through the trickiest of situations.
Lah-Lah's Big Live Band are invited to play at the concert today, but what will they play?
Mr Saxophone has gone missing at rehearsal time. They can hear him but they just can't find him! Mr Saxophone loves to play hide and seek. They set off to find him but everywhere they turn up, he's just left. They decide to take the bus home and bump into Stephan who shows them loud and soft sounds on his baritone saxophone. Lah-Lah has the great idea to play Mr Saxophone's favourite song really loud and lure him back to play with them.
The band can't find their toothbrushes and nobody can hear what anybody is saying because Tom Tom's tinkering is making so much noise.
The band can't find their toothbrushes and nobody can hear what anybody is saying because Tom Tom's tinkering is making so much noise. Lah-Lah suggests they all help Tom Tom with his sculpture for the Musical Art Fair so the noise will be over faster. When the sculpture is finished the band is surprised to find that Tom Tom has included their toothbrushes in the sculpture!
Tom Tom is always building new drum sets. This time he's borrowed Buzz's band leader shoes to add to his drum kit and Buzz is not happy.
Lah-Lah is on her balcony watering her flowers when she gets a call to go over to the band's house. Lah-Lah arrives to find Squeezy Sneezy having a sneeze attack. She takes charge - Squeezy Sneezy obviously has a cold. They give him a blanket and soup, even a beanie to keep his head warm but nothing seems to work. Maybe it's not a cold, maybe Squeezy Sneezy is allergic to something? The band performs an allergy test on Squeezy Sneezy.
Lah-Lah and the band are sleeping in their tents tonight! Buzz, Mister Saxophone, Squeezy Sneezy and Tom Tom crowd in to their tent but Lah-Lah keeps putting off going into hers, she just needs Five More Minutes. She heads to the kitchen for a snack and the rest of the band join her. Buzz keeps falling asleep in silly positions and Lah-Lah startles him awake with her bubbly energy. Buzz works out that there are too many distractions inside and if they slept outside where it's nice and quiet Lah-Lah would finally get sleepy.
Lah-Lah has a new dance but she can't quite get the ending right. The band offers other suggestions but they all just look too silly. Maybe she needs to take a real dance lesson? Along the way to the lesson they meet Carlos who plays the guiro and they all learn the samba beat. Playing the samba fast and slow helps Lah-Lah finally learn her dance!
Lola the double bass is not feeling very happy. Buzz is concerned and explains that Lola feels like the odd one out, she doesn't look or sound like any other members of the band. They head off to the double bass shop and on the bus they meet the Stringalings who are part of the string family, the same family as Lola. Lola now has two families; the string family and the band.
Lah-Lah tries to inspire the band to tidy up their room but they get distracted and start playing the instruments they discover while cleaning up. Lah-Lah finally convinces them to pack up the old instruments so they can head off to the local school to share them with the kids. The kids at the school have a great time jamming with the band. Tom Tom decides to give away a toy he was going to keep.
Buzz is all in a tizzy! Last night he dreamt up a wonderful song but now he can't remember how it went. The band tries various ways to help Buzz remember but nothing helps. Finally a sound in the Secret Sound game reminds Buzz of the melody and he can write the song!
Buzz is all in a tizzy. Last night he dreamt up a wonderful song but now he can't remember how it went. The band tries various ways to help Buzz remember but nothing helps. Maybe playing the Secret Sound game might help.
Lah-Lah teaches the birds to sing and they sound really good until they get so loud nobody can think anymore. To get some peace and quiet they jump on the bus and lead all the birds back to the park where their tweeting won't bother the band anymore. If they can lull the birds to sleep then they can slip away from the park.
It's Mr Saxophone's birthday and the band is having a lovely birthday lunch at the park. Mr Saxophone's Uncle Woodrow joins them and plays the clarinet as a treat but some of the notes he plays squeak. Uncle Woodrow is disappointed and the band try to help by offering some musical tips they've picked up from Richard on the way there in the bus. After another try without success Lah-Lah realises that Uncle Woodrow is hard of hearing and the musical tips they give him really do help.
It's Mister Saxophone's birthday and the band is having a lovely birthday lunch at the park. Uncle Woodrow joins them and plays the clarinet as a treat.
Lah-Lah is in a great mood, only to find the band are all in a terrible mood. They've been trying to rehearse a new song but it sounds terrible. Lah-Lah suggests they go to the park to rehearse because it always puts them in a good mood. On the bus they meet Helen the opera singer and learn about long and short notes. This really helps the band perfect their new song which now sounds great!
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