August 25: Sugar Bear at Truesdell Elementary School
Sugar Bear described go-go and his own life as a musician. Students asked lots of questions, such as:
Student: What do I have to do the be a musician?
Sugar Bear: You have to practice every day. You have to practice if you want to improve at anything.
Student: Why did you want to be a musician?
Sugar Bear: It is what I love to do. Just like a football player, a doctor, or a teacher loves their job. Making music is what I love to do.
After a few questions, Sugar Bear engaged the students in a few well known go-go chants. The students responded enthusiastically, throwing their hands in the air, and joining in with their classmates.
At the end of his visit, Sugar Bear offered some go-go CD’s. Everyone wanted a copy. Sugar Bear quickly ran out and promised to send more. The 4th graders at Truesdell got a great introduction to go-go from one of the music’s legends.
Zia Hassan was very pleased with the experience. He commented,
Students loved having Sugar Bear in the classroom. The presence of such a legendary performer was exciting for both students and staff. Sugar Bear told them about what it takes to be a professional musician and he inspired many of them to engage with new types of music.