Our students enjoyed terrific performances and learned a great deal about bluegrass music on December 1, thanks to a grant from the IBMA Foundation. Here’s what I shared on the school social media page that day:
“Our students enjoyed an assembly this afternoon listening to professional musicians from the South Alabama Bluegrass Music Association. The assembly was made possible by an educational grant from the IBMA (International Bluegrass Music Association) Foundation.
The purpose of the assembly was to help our students gain an understanding of, and appreciation for, this uniquely American musical genre. They heard several tunes and along the way learned about the history of bluegrass as well as the instruments common to the genre.
The assembly was planned because bluegrass is important to our community. The Stapleton Bluegrass Music Festival began four decades ago, and it is important to our school because the reborn festival serves as our largest fundraiser.
We are grateful to the extraordinary musicians who shared their talent with our students today!”
–Jim Perry, Principal
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