Monroeville set for IBMM schools program in 2013

MonroevilleThe International Bluegrass Music Museum has Monroeville scheduled for their 2013 Bluegrass In The Schools program. Between January 7-18, the band will perform in 25 northwestern Kentucky schools, introducing students to the uniquely American music to which their state has provided a name.

This will be the 11th year for this venture, which the IBMM follows up with an invitation to area students to participate in their Saturday Lessons Program. Students who sign up receive low cost instruction in the various bluegrass instruments, along with a loaner they can take home to practice on, all funded by donations made to the museum.

Imagine if this program could be replicated in hundreds of school districts across the country!

To help fund this, and the many other initiatives of the museum, Monroeville and The Spinney Brothers will offer benefit concerts at IBMM this month. Monroeville is up first on January 11, with the Spinneys traveling down from Canada on the 18th.

Details on tickets for the benefit shows can be found on the IBMM website, where donations are always welcome.

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