Blues in the Schools

What is BITS?

Blues In The Schools is an umbrella term used to describe a program that utilizes a classroom format to teach children about the Blues. Programs are not limited to schools or classrooms; they can be held anywhere.

Your Support Keeps the Blues Alive!

Why Teach The Blues? The Blues is the first truly American music. With its roots in the deep South of the 1800s, it spread across the U.S., evolving based on the styles and preferences of the region, but always soulful and reflecting the human condition. From the acoustic blues of the front porch to the electrifying sounds of the Chicago Blues scene, it has been the major influence in jazz, rock and roll, and country western music. We can find common ground through the Blues..

Music, history and song

Our musician educators cover a variety of topics, from basic 12-bar Blues — the chords and progressions that are the foundation of many music genres  — to the people and places integral with developing this musical art form. Presentations are engaging and can be customized for grade level or curriculum. 

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