The annual Strathmore Student Concert series kicked off this
week, with more than 11,000 MCPS Grade 5 students visiting the music hall,
in North Bethesda. Now in its 10th year, the organizers have a new
program for the fifth-graders. MCPS and Strathmore collaborated with the
preeminent jazz education organization JazzReach to offer a new Blues program
that celebrates the diversity of cultures and traditions that has provided a
foundation for American music today.