The Macon Music program, an educational extension of the annual old-time music festival of Uncle Dave MAcon Days, will be hosting several musical performances at Murfreesboro City Schools to share the extensive musical heritage of Murfreesboro and middle Tennessee.
Gloria Christy, organizer of the annual Uncle Dave Macon Days, told WGNS about the first Macon Music event on Thursday…
The first of these performances will be from 1 to 3 p.m. on Thursday at Bradley Academy. The Slim Chance Band will be presenting music of the 1920s. Each month following, a new band will showcase the style of music popular in the next decade.
As part of this endeavor, teachers will be preparing curriculum to emphasis music of each decade -- 1920 through 1960 -- in the classroom.
Future of the Macon Music Program:
The hope is to spread this to other schools in Rutherford County, then Tennessee, then the country in the next few years.
At the end of this year, there will be two scholarships awarded by the Macon Doubler Foundation to pay for 10 lessons for students, one studying dance and one studying music. These students will have a recital at Uncle Dave Macon Days 2014 on the main stage.
There is also a day camp coming this summer and the students will visit UDMD 2014 on the Friday as part of the camp. As you can see, this is the beginning of some really neat things to come that just tie into the festival.