Monday, April 4, 2016

Lennon Bus Rolls Into Spring Woods High School

Spring Woods High School students got a pre-Spring Break treat when the John Lennon Educational Tour Bus rolled onto campus on Friday, March 11.

The Lennon Bus, a non-profit mobile recording studio that provides students with hands-on opportunities, spent two days on the SWHS campus, giving students tours on Friday then working with a select group of students on Saturday.

Students in groups toured the bus, a full-featured audio and video recording and mixing studio. Panels on the sides of the bus extend to make way for an overstuffed couch and seats, giving the space a relaxed vibe while giving users a little more elbow room.

“The bus was really cool and a good experience,” said SWHS senior Amanda Iniesta. “I’ve never been in a recording studio. For someone who really likes music I think it would be inspiring.”

That’s one reason why campus administrators arranged for the Lennon Bus, which tours the country, to come to Spring Woods.

“It’s one more way to provide students with a look at a career opportunity,” said Jason Ovalle, an SWHS assistant principal.

Ovalle and other administrators watched from the shade on the edge of the driveway where the bus was parked. Outside the bus were a couple of tents protecting a drum kit, electric guitar and amps, and a keyboard on one side. Students could sample tunes and jam a little after touring the bus.

In its 19th year, the Lennon Bus tours the country visiting schools and community events to “call attention to the importance of arts and digital media education.” Students are assisted throughout by studio engineers and staff who travel with the bus.

SWHS senior Dana Duong said she’d never before seen a recording studio and thought it was “pretty cool.”

“I would recommend (the bus) for every school,” said Duong. “The workers seem into it. They love their job.”

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