Moving at the Speed of Creativity by Wesley Fryer

Music by Yukon, Oklahoma students aboard the John Lennon Educational Tour Bus

In February 2010, the John Lennon Educational Tour Bus stopped for a day in Yukon, Oklahoma. Several students from Yukon High School (recommended by their teachers) were selected to spend the day aboard the bus with professional musicians and teacher-educators, creating an original song and music video. “Oh, My Love” was the result of their intense work together on February 17th.

For more background about that day, check out my podcast interview with Ryan L’Esperance aboard the Lennon bus, as well as a set of photos posted to Flickr from the day. Kudos to everyone who made this day of musical creativity possible for these Oklahoma high schoolers, as well as to the musicians themselves for sharing their talents with the world!

John Lennon Educational Tour Bus in Yukon, Oklahoma

The John Lennon Tour Bus (in Yukon, Oklahoma - imagine peace

John Lennon Educational Tour Bus in Yukon, Oklahoma

Aboard John Lennon Educational Tour Bus in Yukon, Oklahoma

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Additional videos are available on the John Lennon Educational Tour Bus’ official YouTube channel, and the video archive on the bus’ official website. Here’s the latest video posted to their YouTube channel on April 21, 2010:

In this last video in the series provided to EQ by the John Lennon Educational Tour Bus crew, onboard engineers Kevin and Ryan relive their two-month adventure on tour with the Black Eyed Peas for their 2010 E.N.D. Tour. From Fergie’s spiky stage outfits to seas of crowds across the U.S. and moments on the bus with students, the crew, and the band, here’s a glimpse of all the action. Thanks for watching.

What a privilege for some of our Oklahoma students to be able to spend the day creating music with these amazing musicians and artists! When you hang around passionate, creative people, you can’t help but be inspired. My brief experiences on February 17th inspired me to not only “imagine peace” but also imagine more creativity, collaboration, sharing, and digital publishing in our Oklahoma schools.

Way to go Yukon Public Schools and Apple Education for hosting and arranging for the John Lennon Educational Tour Bus to visit Oklahoma! 🙂

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