Rural Rounds

K-8th grade students from area rural schools came together for a performance at Bolado Park.

Bob Reid hit the road and visited several rural schools to introduce them to a very old-time way of singing, known as singing in rounds.  Students from Tres Pinos, Cienega, Jefferson and Bitterwater-Tully came together and performed as a group for the first time. About 250 people showed up for the evening, bringing the rural community together. Students had never practiced together, but in no time they were belting out a few classic rounds.  The program was funded by E Cubed Foundation with the help of the Woolpert Family Foundation and San Benito County Arts Council. Most rural schools no longer can afford consistent music instruction and have to get support from non-profits like E Cubed Foundation.

 

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Leslie David

Leslie David is a Bay Area independent reporter/producer and is a BenitoLink founding board member. She has produced for radio, television, newspaper and magazines in both California and Wyoming. She was with KRON-TV News in San Francisco as camera-woman, editor and field producer, where she won the Commonwealth Club's Thomas Storke Award with Linda Yee for their series on the Aids Epidemic. She started as a small market news reporter shooting her own 16mm film at KEYT-TV Santa Barbara. Leslie lives on a ranch with her family in San Benito County.