BLUES IN THE SCHOOLS THIS WEEK
I just wanted to let everyone know that we have a couple Blues Education Activities going on this coming week. Our Artists for this week’s activities will be Ben Bumbry & The Messengers, from right here in Quincy. We’re blessed to have Ben and his Band helping us out with our Blues Education Program this year. Ben is going to discuss the history of the Blues, and along with his band perform some music for several different groups this week. His band members-many who are music educators themselves, are going to help add greatly to this years program.
Here’s what we have lined up this week. On Thursday March 1st from 7-9pm at the Quincy Senior Center, Ben and The Messengers will be discussing the Blues, and playing for a couple hours for the folks at the Center. (They’ve requested that we do something with them for some time now, and this should be a good time for all).
Also, we have two elementary schools lined up for Friday March 2nd,-Madison School, and Ellington School. Both performances will be held in the morning. We know that the kids love it when there’s musicians playing for them, and Ben and the Band should be a real hit, hopefully planting a Blues Seed in their minds.
We had hoped to have more schools lined up this spring, but Ben is going to work on a couple more sessions before the school year is up. So hopefully we can get that accomplished, and maybe even a session at the Quincy Public Library for all of the public to enjoy. Thank you to Ben Bumbry for his work on this program this year, and a BIG THANKS goes out to all of our BLUE NOTE OPEN GOLFERS for helping to cover the costs for this program.