Though there may be those among our readers who do not favor the celebration of Black History Month, as a blues education presenter the focus on the contributions of Blacks to American History does offer an opportunity for Ozark Blues Society to be invited into the local schools to share how blues music developed. This month we are planning presentations that will bring the history and form of the blues to the entire 7th grade of Fayetteville Public Schools! As the oldest public school district in the state and one of the first two districts to desegregate (prior to the Central High School crisis) I consider it an honor for Ozark Blues Society to have such an invitation. The programs are planned for late in February. Keep an eye on this newsletter for more on Ozark Blues Society and Blues in the Schools.
Also of note, if you are not a member or if you missed the announcement of the Ozark Blues Society annual meeting and elections, check out the message from Bill Baird in the article below.
As we launch into 2016 I would like to once more to ask artists and readers to please link me up to events you have or know about, especially if the events aren't posted to the local calendars. And of course if you have ideas or comments on this newsletter, you know the deal, e-mail me anytime at firstname.lastname@example.org