WHAT ARE BLUES IN THE SCHOOL PROGRAMS?
Blues in the Schools Programs (BITS) are music education programs designed to create a deeper appreciation and greater awareness of blues music and its rich history. Over the years the BITS programs have expanded to include not only programs provided in a school setting, but all our programs conducted in the community at large. The venues have been as varied as the zoo, library, a baseball game, St. Patrick’s Day Parade, homes of stroke victims, churches, juvenile detention center, rural arts fair, and neighborhood parks.
IS THERE ANY COST TO THE SCHOOL OR VENUE REQUESTING THE BITS PROGRAMS?
No, there is no cost to the organization requesting the BITS.
HOW IS THE BITS PROGRAM PRESENTED?
BITS programs are presented by professional musicians through lecture, performances or artist residencies.
CAN I REQUEST A SPECIFIC BITS PROGRAM?
The Chair of the BITS program will work with the requesting organization to design a program that fits the goals of the organization with the talents of the musician who best fits the designed BITS.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF A BITS PROGRAM?
HOW DO I REQUEST A BITS PROGRAM?
Under the tabs of the ICBC website is a tab named THE CLUB. Once on this tab, committees are listed. The Blues in the School Committee Chair’s contact information is listed.