Fourth Grade and Feelin’ Blue
On Tuesday, the fourth grade class had the audience at the House of Blues clapping their hands and tapping their toes to the beat of their original blues tunes. The young performers captured the crowd’s hearts with their imaginative lyrics, catchy riffs, and relentless rhythms. Their songs told the stories of events in their own lives- from loosing a ball game to dropping a wallet down the sewer- that had given them the blues.
Following their performances, the students took a turn in the audience to watch the Schoolhouse Blues Band in its interactive musical presentation on the history of the blues. The students had seen this presentation months ago as a prelude to their study of the blues. After studying the culture, history, and musical features of the blues, they viewed it again with new eyes.