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Educational Programs

DISCOVER BLUEGRASS!

 

Granny_Maddie_resized.jpgEducational Enrichment Program fro grades K-8, adult programs also available.

     This program is designed to work with the classroom teachers & students with or without artists.  DVD available for in class use with PDF worksheets for classroom activities, 6 10-12 minute videos introducing "students" to bluegrass history, singing, instruments and more! Follow up with discussion/participation in activities. We finish the program with a big stage show by Buddy Merriam & Back Roads with audience participation.

Grants avilable through the IBMA-International Bluegrass Music Association and D'Addario. Call us for more info: Kathy DeVine 631-848-9249

"Buddy Merriam has drawn a wonderful audience to our Discover Music series
and our summer concerts in years gone by.  His authentic music and
demonstration of "Monroe Style" mandolin music was the highlight of his
program in the Discover Music Series at the East Islip Public Library series
that we presented with funding from the Bohlsen Foundation.  Buddy's superb
performance on the mandolin and his coverage of Bill Monroe's tunes along
with some of his own compositions completes a program that every audience
loves."
 ~
Lynda A. Moran, Executive Director, Islip Arts Council

Square Dancing!

 

Buddy Merriam brings out the best in fun at your party with his bluegrass band Back Roads  Featuring step by step instruction with a professional square dance caller. A fun time for all!

"Back Roads provide the best in traditional Bluegrass music.  Happy music by great people!"        ~Pat Cannon, Foot and Fiddle Dance Company

"Once again Buddy Merriam and Backroads gave us a wonderful night of music and dancing. Everyone enjoyed themselves and were glad they came.  Thank you again for the music."
~Fr. Bob St William the Abbot Church

“Thanks for a beautiful musical evening! We had a wonderful time. Fr. Bob danced his feet off. The St. William’s Square Dance selection was fabulous, your musicians are talented."      ~Eileen Montebano