On March 6th, BluesEd held it's Kick-Off Meeting for the 2016 season with our largest group of students ever in the program. We now have 44 students in 6 performance bands and several more students in our Intern program.
Introducing our BluesEd Class of 2016!
Apologies to the few students who were missing from the BluesEd group photo: Gabi, Jeremy, Ross, Sam, Michael, Jack & Nathan.
These students are all new to BluesEd this year. Welcome to BluesEd!
We are excited to have you join us.
Students and parents had a chance to hear from BluesEd Directors about the upcoming performances & expectations for BluesEd this season. Additionally, BluesEd Clinicians, Ron Cooley and Carlos Figueroa spoke to the BluesEd students regarding their expectations this year. Ron instructed students on the importance of charting music. Carlos spoke to students on practices, performances and workshops. Hope everyone took great notes from our experienced & talented Clinicians. Our BluesEd students and parents also had a chance to hear from one of their own, Graham Brooks on Voodoo Vinyl's experience at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis in January. Graham spoke from his heart about how attending the IBC was an amazing experience for him & his band. See more about Voodoo Vinyl's experience here: BluesEd blog.
Thanks to all of the BluesEd students and parents for your attendance and attention at the Kick-Off Meeting. Now, let's get this party started!
Photo credit: Paul Hawkins.