Special C school program in UT

We have posted a good bit over the past few months about efforts to expose young folks to bluegrass music through the schools, and found an article in today’s Salt Lake Tribune about an event of this sort out west. This is a program which will be put on by Special Consensus, and sponsored by the Intermountain Acoustic Music Association next Tuesday (5/9). The band will offer a workshop during the day for the students of Judge Memorial Catholic High School in Salt Lake City, followed by a concert at the school that evening.

We mentioned in an earlier post the degree to which Greg Cahill of Special Consensus is credited with helping get the Bluegrass In The Schools program off the ground for the International Bluegrass Music Association, and both he and Dan Hays of IBMA are quoted in the newspaper piece, as is Tony Polychronis of the IAMA.

The article also makes note of the fact that Salt Lake City native Ron Spears is now a member of Special C, and it begins with Spears’ recollection of how difficult it was for him to find out about bluegrass when he developed a taste for the music as a teen.

Read the whole article here.

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John had served as primary author and editor for The Bluegrass Blog from its launch in 2006 until being folded into Bluegrass Today in September of 2011. He continues in that capacity here, managing a strong team of columnists and correspondents.