Copyright 2013. Robert McGill. All rights reserved
After-school programs exists in Branson, Reeds Spring, Galena, and Forsyth in the 2014 - 2015 school year. We have recently added Blue Eye, (25 sudents) and Rare Breed, a program for homeless youth in Springfield to our programs.
The Ozark Mountains stretch from the Missouri River on the north to the Arkansas River on the south, approximately half the states of both Missouri and Arkansas.
While many groups of immigrants have settled in this region, it was the Scots who first imprinted this rough and largely uninhabited area shortly after the Louisiana Purchase. These settlers carried much of their old-world culture with them in the songs they played on their fiddles. It is this music that has sustained many an Ozark generation that we hope to pass on to another generation of fiddlers.
Our after-school program is the latest program of Ozark Mountain Music. The program began in 2013 at Reeds Spring and Branson. This year the program has expanded to include Hollister, Galena, and Forsyth. Our hope is to expand the program across the Ozarks.
Donors may designate towns for future expansion.