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Chuck Berry’s Music Like You’ve Never Heard it Before!

Chuck Berry’s Music Like You’ve Never Heard it Before!

The Kids Like Blues Band has a new music video: Chuck Berry’s classic song “Let it Rock!” Give it a listen and see how we exceed the limits of blues, boogie, and rock and roll! How? Well, we don’t just play the tune and look cool doing it. We dig deep into our souls and minds to weave reading, writing, speaking, technology, and the visual and performing arts into our blues band work. If you dig it as much as we think you will, please share it! Then visit our website at Kids Like and check out all the

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Check out the First Grade Blues Band in the Press!

Check out the First Grade Blues Band in the Press!

The First Grade Blues Band and the Kids Like Blues Music Project has been featured in newspapers, TV, and educational websites. Please see the “Making News” section of our website to check it all out. The kids and parents are very proud to share their work with others..

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Our Goal

Once we’ve used the music as a springboard to teach academic content standards, our goal is to take our work to completion by performing it onstage and recording it together in digital multitrack audio and video editing programs.

The students even learn how to operate programs like iMovie, Photoshop and Garage Band.

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So far our performances have included playing a street fair, for a large audience of staff and students at the Cal State San Marcos College of Education and on local TV news and KPBS TV (watch these performances on our videos page). We're a real band, and we're learning and rocking! We have about ten songs in our repertoire.

For Your Further Interest

Check out these educational links, including Mr. Schwartz's approach to using fishing and hands-on science to motivate and engage students.

Social Connect

We invite you to use the Facebook & Twitter links above to get the very latest on our music and appearances.

Video: Sweet Home Chicago

Kids Like Blues Plays Sweet Home Chicago
Click video still to watch the Kids Like Blues Band music video, "Sweet Home Chicago."

Blues & Thematic Teaching

Click video still to view how our program works and details how we cover specific academic content standards.

In the News

We have been featured by US Dept. of Education, KPBS, and more. Click here to view what all the buzz is about.