CRBN’s Blues in the Schools get a Helping Hand
The Capital Region Blues Network (CRBN), the local affiliate for the 40-year-old, Memphis-based Blues Foundation, recently received generous donations from two storied local organizations, $750 from Price Chopper’s Golub Foundation and $500 from Stewart’s (the latter via their Holiday Match program).
The gifts are earmarked specifically towards CRBN’s ‘Blues in the Schools’ program, wherein regional and nationally recognized blues artists provide free programming to school-age kids, with offerings ranging from Blues history and Blues music theory to performance experiences for school bands and small ensembles.
On its website, CRBN expressed its gratitude and forward-facing perspective in a statement, “At this time, due to the COVID-19 situation, our educational activities are suspended until it is deemed safe to continue our programming for children. However, we are very excited that (these organizations) see the value of the blues education and enrichment programs we can provide to youth in our region.”