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CPJMA welcomes the John Lennon Bus, NAMM Foundation

Students created a video and adults talked about the importance of music education during two-day visit of the John Lennon Educational Tour Bus and members of the National Association of Music Manufacturers (NAMM) Foundation.

A state-of-the-art mobile audio and HD video recording and production facility, all on a bus, spent Feb. 1-2 at the Pacific Beach school. With the assistance of three on-board engineers, students learned how to write, perform, record, and produce original songs, produce and shoot music videos and documentaries, and complete a broadcast-quality music video.

Co-sponsor NAMM Foundation held a forum to discuss the importance of music in schools. Students from Crown Point Junior Music Academy, Pacific Beach Middle School and Mission Bay High School performed during the program, which was streamed live around the world.

Guests included Mary Luehrsen, Executive Director, National Association of Music Merchants Foundation; Mike McQuary, San Diego Unified School District Board President, Sub-District C; Cindy Marten, Superintendent, San Diego Unified School District; Steve Luchs, Violin Teacher, Crown Point Jr. Music Academy; Muriel Bartoloni, Principal, Crown Point Jr. Music Academy; Ernest Remillard, Principal, Mission Bay High School; Kimberly Meng, Principal, Pacific Beach Middle School; John O'Donnell, Music Director, Pacific Beach Middle School; and Russell Sperling, Visual and Performing Arts Director, San Diego Unified School District.

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