Tuesday, May 19, 2009

John Lennon Educational Tours Bus Makes Rare Visit to Atlanta this Week

State-of-the-Art Non-Profit Mobile Recording & Multimedia Studio Gives FREE Public Tours, Give-Aways and Raffles

The best mobile studios in the world on display in Atlanta – MAY 20-23, 2009

The John Lennon Educational Tour Bus is a non-profit 501(c)(3) mobile audio and HD video recording and production facility. Since 1998, the Bus has provided free hands-on programs to hundreds of high schools, colleges, Boys and Girls Clubs, music festivals, concerts, conventions and community organizations. Working together with some of the biggest names in music, including the Black Eyed Peas, Fergie, Wyclef Jean and Natasha Bedingfield, the Lennon Bus encourages students to play music, write songs, engineer recording sessions and produce video projects using the latest audio, video, and live sound equipment. Students write an original composition, record it and create a broadcast quality music video of their song which they take home on a Maxell DVD – all in one day! www.lennonbus.org

The bus is in town May 20-23, 2009 meeting with a group of Atlanta area music and education industry stakeholders to explore the possibility of creating a John Lennon Educational Tour Bus, Georgia. The group whose members include educators, businessmen, music and film industry executives and others have established an Advisory Board whose mission is to develop resources for the creation of the bus. The purpose of the Georgia bus will be to meet the needs of GA students interested in learning the skills and career options involved in music and video production at a professional level.

According to Asante Bradford, Digital Entertainment Liaison for the Film, Music & Digital Entertainment office at Georgia’s Department of Economic Development, “Our group believes that this type of mobile, technologically advanced, educational tool will allow the state to more effectively expand the interest of students in grades 6-12, in careers relating to recording and audio engineering by providing hands-on experiences through the use of a “School on Wheels”… where media excitement meets the road.”

The bus will be appearing on Wednesday, May 20th at the Villages of Carver YMCA, from 11:30am-8:00pm; May 21st at The Art Institute of Atlanta, from 8:30am-4:00pm (closed to public); May 22nd at Lake Stadium from 8:30am-3:00pm and May 23rd at the Sam Ash Music Store from 11:am-8:00pm. Expect plenty of great music and lots of give-a-ways. For more details and further information, contact Laura Johnson, (760) 450-7749 or Jen Farris, (404) 921-5921. Brian Rothschild, the Executive Director of the Bus will be available for interviews.

Carver YMCA
8:30-11:00AM Media Tours
11:30AM-8pm: Selected YMCA students record original song on board the Bus
1600 Pryor Road
Atlanta, GA 30315
Kimberly Wilson(404) 484-55381kimberlyjo@gmail.com

The Art Institute of Atlanta
8:30AM-4pm College Tours (closed to public)
6600 Peachtree Dunwoody Road, NEAtlanta, GA 30328-1635
Joe Shiver (770) 394-8300jshiver@aii.edu

Lakewood Stadium
8:30am-3PM Student Tours
70 Claire Drive
Atlanta, GA 30315
Mariama Tyler (404) 802-2814
Fred Price(404) 802-5575

Sam Ash Music Store
2999 Cobb Parkway
Atlanta, GA 30339
Judd Berkert(770) 818-0042

1 comment:

patrick said...

Great stuff - thanks for the info