First Graders going to college…how cool is that? On May 9 from 4:00-6:00 pm, the First Grade Blues Band from Garrison Elementary School in Oceanside, CA will perform at Cal State University San Marcos. (Check out the room we’ll be rocking in the above photo.) Members of the CSU College of Education, CSU professors and teaching candidates, Oceanside Unified School District members, student families, and Garrison staff will be part of the audience. KPBS education reporter Kyla Calvert will be on hand with a film crew to document the special event for a feature KPBS is doing on our work. The
>We’re laying down tracks for our upcoming CD using the multi track recording Apple Computer Program called “Garage Band”. It’s great because the kids get to work in groups and listen to their recordings, and then decide if they want to do retakes and change the way they are using intonation, diction, phrasing, and volume. I got a pro drummer to lay down some drum and bass tracks and the rest of it is all us. Don’t think for a second that it won’t rock though; you will be plenty surprised at how awesome it sounds!.