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November 30, 2017

“Come Together” by University of Miami Biscaydence

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Watch University of Miami BisCaydence students sing a live a cappella version of “Come Together” arranged by the incomparable Ben Bram with additional support from Alex Green on the Lennon Bus during The Betsy - South Beach A Cappella Festival. What an original and refreshing take on The Beatles’ classic!

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October 31, 2017

“Phenomenal” at Urban Assembly School for the Performing Arts

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Students from The Urban Assembly School for the Performing Arts in Harlem, NYC created an original song and music video in one single day on The John Lennon Educational Tour Bus presented by Canon USA. Special thanks to NYC Council Member Mark Levine, NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, the Mayor’s Office, Yoko Ono Lennon, Canon U.S.A., Inc., Juniper Networks, Securematics, Other World Computing (OWC), Nearpod, Yamaha, Line 6, Digital Media Academy, Audio-Technica, Genelec and Neutrik.

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September 24, 2017

FEATURED VIDEO: “Better Than A Broken Heart” ft. Jeff Timmons

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Students from Del Sol Academy of the Performing Arts came together to create an original song and music video on The John Lennon Educational Tour Bus presented by Canon U.S.A., Inc. during the Apple Ed Tech Teacher’s Conference in Las Vegas, NV with special guest mentor Jeff Timmons from 98 Degrees.  Special thanks to Apple, Canon, Juniper Networks, Securematics, Audio-Technica, Genelec, Yamaha, Line 6, NAMM, Neutrik, and OWC!

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October 31, 2016

NEW VIDEO: “We Can Fly” by Bronx Academy of Letters feat. Prince Royce

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Students from Bronx Academy of Letters High School in NYC got the opportunity of a lifetime to collaborate on an original song and music video with alumnus and Latin superstar Prince Royce on The John Lennon Educational Tour Bus presented by Canon USA. Special thanks to NYC Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, Yoko Ono Lennon, Canon U.S.A., Inc., Juniper Networks, Securematics, Other World Computing (OWC), Digital Media Academy, Audio-Technica, Epiphone, Propellerhead, Yamaha, Genelec, Neutrik and ZVEX Effects. Watch Video Here!!

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July 08, 2016

NEW VIDEO: Atlas Genius - “Balladino” (Acoustic) @ Hangout Fest

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At the 2016 Hangout Music and Arts Festival in Gulf Shores, AL the John Lennon Educational Tour Bus teamed up with the Hangout Foundation & 92ZEW for exclusive live artist performances and interviews on board the bus. Special thanks to Canon U.S.A., Inc., Juniper Networks, Securematics, Audio-Technica, Yamaha, Genelec, Neutrik, SESAC and Other World Computing (OWC).

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July 08, 2016

NEW VIDEO: Atlas Genius - “Balladino” (Acoustic) @ Hangout Fest

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At the 2016 Hangout Music and Arts Festival in Gulf Shores, AL the John Lennon Educational Tour Bus teamed up with the Hangout Foundation & 92ZEW for exclusive live artist performances and interviews on board the bus. Special thanks to Canon U.S.A., Inc., Juniper Networks, Securematics, Audio-Technica, Yamaha, Genelec, Neutrik, SESAC and Other World Computing (OWC).

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June 09, 2016

NEW VIDEO: “On My Way” - Garland High School

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Students from Garland High School had the opportunity to write, record and shoot a full production music video in one single day on board The John Lennon Educational Tour Bus during our Texas residency thanks to Juniper Networks, Securematics and Canon U.S.A., Inc.

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April 01, 2016

PERSPECTIVE: John Lennon Bus, Episode 1x02 “George Clinton”

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Austin, TX Round Rock ISD students David Venish, Kara Barfield and Jordan DeStefano created an original short film as part of The John Lennon Educational Tour Bus original series PERSPECTIVE. The piece features funk legend George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic and explores the peaks and valleys within the professional lives of musical artists. The students conceived the project at SXSW and premiered the final edit at Cedar Ridge High School with Canon U.S.A., Inc., Juniper Networks, Securematics and Other World Computing. Many thanks to George Clinton, Round Rock ISD and Texas Association of School Administrators.

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February 15, 2016

NEW VIDEO: ‘From Studio to Stage’ with Dr. John & The John Lennon Educational Tour Bus

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Imagine having the opportunity of a lifetime on board The John Lennon Educational Tour Bus! New Orleans Grammy winner / Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Dr. John invited three lucky students from Berklee City Music, A Place Called Home and the Fernando Pullum Community Arts Center to join him in tracking his song “Such A Night” on board the Lennon Bus. After an incredible day the students also had the opportunity to perform live with him during the annual Imagine Party in front of a massive crowd at The NAMM Show thanks to Juniper Networks, Securematics, Canon U.S.A., Inc., Neutrik USA, Genelec and Other World Computing (OWC).

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November 04, 2014

All we are saying: Lennon Bus wraps up borough tour

Written by Brian Rothschild

 

October has been quite the month as the John Lennon Educational Tour Bus kicked off its New York City residency with stops in all five boroughs. The first visit was to PS171 / CPE II in East Harlem with Yoko Ono Lennon. That set the stage for our stops in Queens, Staten Island, the Bronx and Brooklyn, where we visited schools in association with our partners at the NAMM Foundation, Little Kids Rock and Amp Up NYC. The stop in Staten Island at The College of Staten Island High School for International Studies showed, once again, just how much a school’s success is based on parents getting involved with teachers and the administration to ensure positive results. In the Bronx we were stationed at Crotona International High School and, in addition to the recording of an original music video project, the entire student body formed a human peace sign. Kudos to Principal Jesseca Long and her team, who have an inspiring digital media program in which students learn real world career skills working with all of the amazing applications found in Adobe Creative Cloud. Next up…our Queens stop was at W.C. Bryant High School where we were joined by singer/guitarist/U.S. Representative, Joseph Crowley, who spent time playing on the day’s track and sharing his love for, and memory of, the Beatles and John. Also on hand was recording artist duo, Nina Sky of “Move Ya Body” fame, who spent the entire day mentoring the budding songwriters and musicians. I took …

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