Blues In The Schools (BITS) is a nationally acclaimed cultural and musical appreciation program that helps students understand the rural and urban African-American culture. Age appropriate content is formatted to deliver high quality learning experiences that meet the goals and fulfill the mission of Blues In The Schools, Inc. Based on this premise, this program was developed to suit the needs of students in a variety of settings from organizations to schools. Many areas of culture and art are explored in a hands on setting where students actively participate in the creation of music and composition of songs that represent them.
What is a Typical BITS Program Comprised Of?
Programs will vary, but the following topics are typical of a BITS program:
Origins of Blues as African Tradition
History of Blues in the New World
Instruments used yesterday and today
Migration and Evolution of the Blues
Definitions of Blues terms
Interactive Music making