Long and Winding Road: John Lennon-inspired musical bus visits Utah

(Al Hartmann  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Jackson Elementary fourth grader Kasey Morgan belts out vocals and other classmates take up instruments to create their own song Wednesday May 17.   The music can then be edited and produced on the John Lennon Educational Tour Bus containing a state-of-the-art mobile audio, video and live production facility.   In its 20th year, with the very newest technology and gear, the bus provides young people with career development tours of the studios and offers free digital media production workshops. In the workshops, assisted by three on-board engineers, students learn how to write, record, and produce original songs, music videos, documentaries, and live multi-camera video productions, using the most up-to-date  IT Solutions . (Al Hartmann | The Salt Lake Tribune) Jackson Elementary fourth grader Kasey Morgan belts out vocals and other classmates take up instruments to create their own song Wednesday May 17. The music can then be edited and produced on the John Lennon Educational Tour Bus containing a state-of-the-art mobile audio, video and live production facility. In its 20th year, with the very newest technology and gear, the bus provides young people with career development tours of the studios and offers free digital media production workshops. In the workshops, assisted by three on-board engineers, students learn how to write, record, and produce original songs, music videos, documentaries, and live multi-camera video productions, using the most up-to-date IT Solutions .

The John Lennon Educational Tour Bus visited Jackson Elementary School in Salt Lake City on Wednesday.

In its 20th year, the state-of-the-art mobile audio, video and live production facility — named after late Beatles member John Lennon — travels the country, offering young people career-informing tours of its studios and free digital media production workshops.

Students learn how to write, record and produce original songs as well as music videos and documentaries, as part of the bus’s mission to highlight the importance of the arts and digital-media education.

The stop at Jackson Elementary was made possible by Apple and its partner ConnectED. Student-produced videos can be viewed at https://www.youtube.com/user/johnlennonbus