Live concert in Kettering, Ohio, featuring the Fairmont Youth Orchestra. Video shot and edited by youth, and the band was interviewed by young people in Kettering for a local TV show.
"Hats off to Monroeville for making this investment in young potential bluegrass pickers and/or fans. They are surely not the first to do so, but there can be no doubt that younger bands can make a different sort of connection with schoolagers than can wizened pros." ~ John Lawless, Bluegrass Today
ROCK-BLUEGRASS ORCHESTRA EVENTS
'LET LOVE SHOW' and SCHOOL PROGRAMS
From the beginning, Monroeville has been asked to perform for schools across the United States. With their unique ability to connect to young people, creating their own "genreless" music with a unique sound, Monroeville has been asked to work with many schools, not-for-profits and school orchestra programs to perform workshop series that encourage youth through the power of music.
In 2012, Monroeville was featured by The Downtown Bentonville Association in cooperation with Walmart, the I'll Fly Away Foundation and Gibson, where Monroeville performed at two schools in Bentonville, AR, providing workshops and concerts for kids, giving away two guitars, then performing several private events for organizations in the town. In 2013 The International Bluegrass Music Museum featured the band for two weeks performing for 24 schools in Owensboro, KY, providing workshops and performances for thousands, inspiring ages from elementary to high school.
In 2016, realizing the new project had songs that could focus on orchestration, Monroeville scored selected songs, and has music available for orchestras from youth to philharmonics.
In September 2016, they were honored to provide a day of workshops, and then perform with the 225 piece Fairmont Youth Orchestras in Kettering, OH, as shown in the above video.
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