The Bluegrass Educational Outreach Program was
created to bring bluegrass music and bluegrass music history into
Colorado's schools, public libraries and other educational venues.
Because this uniquely American form of music is often left out
of "regular" school music curriculum, it is more important
than ever that we promote and preserve bluegrass music and pass
it on to the next generation through education and performance.
Our typical school performances are 45-50 minutes in length with
traditional bluegrass songs featuring a five-piece band playing
traditional bluegrass instruments. Performances include a brief
talk about the history of bluegrass music, it's origin and interesting
people who created the music. Each band member describes the instrument
they are playing and it's purpose in a bluegrass ensemble. The
performance concludes with plenty of audience participation and
a "sing-along." Morning or afternoon performances are
Performance fees are based on your school's ability
to contribute to the cost. The average public school performance
starts at $400 depending on duration and number of performances
scheduled on the same day.
Help us foster
a love of bluegrass for the next generation.
Many schools cannot afford all the expense of artist
residencies on their own. Please donate to CBMS
to help us fund these projects!
Your generous donation is tax deductible
Lonny Lewis for more information.
Please donate unwanted bluegrass instruments for the Pickin' Sprouts Kid Jam and an "instrument petting zoo" for school visits.