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Avid Sponsors Back to School Southern NY Tour with The John Lennon Educational Tour Bus

 

 

Back to school season for hundreds of New York Metro area students and teachers came with some special music and video surprises thanks to Avid and The John Lennon Educational Tour Bus. The Lennon Bus visited schools that are part of both Eastern Suffolk Board of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES) and Southern Westchester BOCES.

 

The first NY stops on the tour were in Eastern Suffolk County, Long Island.  The visits were hosted by BOCES chief operating officer, Gary Bixhorn, and Barbara Egloff, divisional administrator for career, technical and adult education. At the Edward J. Milliken Technical Center in Oakdale, hundreds of students toured The Bus, a select group of students created a music video.  

 


 

The visit also included a special guest appearance by Avid Pro Tools artist Alex Skolnick from Testament and the Alex Skolnick Trio:

 


 

You can read more local media coverage from the Oakdale visit here.

 

The Bus then moved on to Riverhead to the H.B. Ward Technical and Academic Center in Riverhead, where students created another music video.  Hands-on Pro Tools 9 training sessions also occurred for students.
Special visitors included Joeph Loschaivo, BOCES board member, and NY State Legislator Daniel P. Losquadro.

 

On September 26 and 27 the next stop was the Southern Westchester Center for Career Services in Valhalla.

 


 

Every student and faculty member on campus toured The Lennon Bus and a group of students, with staff member Wayne Cobham, created an incredible music video.

 


 

Avid Education Customer Advisory Board member Sarah Martabano, BOCES regional and distance learning hosted the visits along with Sandra Simpson, Southern Westchester BOCES chief operating officer. See more local media coverage about the Valhalla John Lennon Bus visit here.

 

The John Lennon Bus continues it's journey across the east coast with upcoming stops in the Boston area soon. Stay tuned for more news and highlights from the road!

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