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Students Get a Taste of the Blues

More than 200 students sang and clapped along to musician Scott Ainslie as they traveled through time learning the history of the blues sound.
HAGERSTOWN, Md. - The students at Barbara Ingram School for the Arts got a taste of the blues sound at the Blues in the Schools Event.

More than 200 students sang and clapped along to musician Scott Ainslie as they traveled through time learning the history of the blues sound.

The students learned about call and response, ragtime blues and delta blues music. The Blues in the Schools program is a partnership through the Arts Council and the school system with the help of the Western Maryland Blues Festival. For about 10 years, they have been exposing students of all ages to the music and its origin.
Boonsboro Middle School and Clear Spring Middle School were also part of the program this year.

"Kids come up to you afterwards and look you right in the face and say thank you for coming,” said Scott Ainslie, musician. “Those are the kids that are often the ones who are left out socially, and to have something in a school setting for them and to make them feel special and to give them a handle on their own interests in life is a really big deal.”

Musician Scott Ainslie will hit the stage at the Western Maryland Blues Festival in Hagerstown on Friday.

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