Auditions are only held once a year! This year auditions are held on Feb. 21st but students must register by Feb. 18th.
Register here: Audition information
Who would be a good candidate for BluesEd?
Do you know a songbird who is always belting out a tune?
How about that guy or girl who is constantly drumming on his desk, steering wheel, your shoulder, or anything they can get their hands on?
What about a trumpet player whose instrument is just an extension of their arm?
Who's the best guitar shredder you know?
And that sax player that makes you melt with their soulful sounds?
Do you know that bass player who can always lay down a sweet, sick bass line?
What about the keyboard player who can instantly pick out the melody?
And that harmonica player who can really lay down the blues!?!
What about that (insert super talented young musician here) who constantly amazes you with their prowess?
Ask them right now to audition for BluesEd! Registration ends very soon:www.BluesEd.com
BluesEd band, Voodoo Vinyl, had a week they will never forget!
On Monday, Jan. 25th, band members were interviewed by a local CBS TV station and video was recorded from their rehearsal before they left for Memphis and the International Blues Challenge's Youth Showcase.
Video of that news story can be seen here: http://www.wowt.com/home/headlines/Student-band-headed-to-blues-festival-366510241.html
Students then traveled to Memphis, Tennessee on Thursday to attend the International Blues Challenge. Students had many opportunities to visit all of venues on world famous Beale street and even had the chance to jump in on jams with students all over the United States. Our BluesEd students took every opportunity given to them on this chance of a lifetime to experience the best in Blues and Memphis Tennessee. This included a 4 a.m. bedtime for one eager student who didn't want to miss a minute of any of the amazing blues bands competing in the International Blues Challenge. (Nebraska's own, Hector Anchondo band, featuring Khayman Winfield - a BluesEd alum, made their way into the finals. A first for a band from Nebraska!)
Voodoo Vinyl performed in the Youth Showcase on Friday, Jan. 29th at the Blues City Cafe and Band Box directly on Beale Street. The band was introduced by a representative of the Blues Foundation with the following words, "The Blues Society of Omaha has done a great job overall, but their BluesEd program is a model for everyone else out there with what they've done. They have 39 students and 6 bands in their program. We are privileged tonight to hear one of their bands, Voodoo Vinyl. "
From left: Gabi, Graham, Carmel, Thomas, Billy, Cole and Elyse of Voodoo Vinyl.