John Lennon Music Education Bus Stops In San Diego
The bus, a multi-million-dollar music and video recording studio on wheels, has toured the country for nearly 20 years promoting music education. Crown Point Junior Music Academy won one of six residency spots for a day aboard the bus.
Young musicians at the academy had the opportunity to record a song and produce a video aboard the rolling studio.
The National Association of Music Merchants Foundation is the lead sponsor of the bus tour. Every year, 500 schools and districts are recognized for supporting music education.
Music education can improve learning in many ways including test scores, according to an association representative.
Eric Ebel from the association's foundation said music does more than improve test scores.
“For the rest of their lives they are well-rounded citizens,” Ebel said. “That’s what we want. That’s what we need. That’s the mission of the NAMM Foundation. And it’s fun. What’s wrong with that?”
The students recorded an original song and video that will be put up on the bus tour's Youtube page.