Blues In The Schools

posted Feb 15, 2016, 10:43 AM by Patricia Phalen   [ updated Feb 15, 2016, 10:44 AM ]

St. Brother Andre School will play host to the Blues In The Schools program from Mon. Feb. 29th until Fri. Mar. 11th.  Blues in the Schools is an educational program that was created to promote, preserve, and perpetuate the art, culture, and heritage of blues music and to examine the music’s influence on other genres. RBC Bluesfest brings artists/educators to Ottawa and pairs them with local musicians for a two-week residency in Ottawa-area schools.

Students from JK to Gr. 6 will  attend 4 performances  by Bluesfest artists from  Feb. 29th to Mar. 3rd.  All performances are from 1:00 —2:00 pm.

Two of the artists will then work with all of the Gr. 5 students in the school from Mar. 4th. To Mar. 10th The focus will be on a more in-depth look at the history of music and music playing techniques. At the end of these workshops the Gr. 5 students and the artists will perform for the whole school showcasing what they have learned. This performance will take place on Fri. Mar. 11th from 1:00 —2:00 pm.   Parents are most welcome to attend.