John Lennon Educational Tour Bus makes stop in Fresno

FRESNO, Calif.

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Mixing vocals with drums and horns was the lesson of the day for University High students who were hand selected by school staff to spend the morning in a recording studio on wheels, the John Lennon Educational Tour Bus.

A team of producers and engineers taught students to write, record and produce an original song and music video.

Kendall hall and a friend came up with a quirky concept for this tune. "I wrote a four verse song about a penguin running out of cereal."

14 years ago this high tech bus began rolling out its hands on program to millions of youngsters across the country, hoping to close the gap created by struggling music programs.

Ryan L' Esperance said, "Music education and the way budgets are these days are just slashed by offering a free opportunity we're able to reach out to students."

The John Lennon Educational Tour Bus bares the face and name of the musician who was killed in 1980, that's 15 years before some of these students were even born.

Ryan L' Esperance said, "Now things are reemerging with iTunes and video games and such."

And through his legacy students are learning more about themselves and their possible future.

Kendall Hall, University High Student said, "It gives me more confidence something I really lack."

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