The New 76ers – Local Lessons School Tour

“Centennial Bank is pleased to support Opening Nights and its Local Lessons School Tour to enhance the educational experience of our community’s students through performing arts programming,” said Kimberly Smiley, Market President for Centennial Bank.

Oct 16, 17 & 18
The New 76ers are an acoustic folk trio from Tallahassee, Fla. A family band, by all accounts, the music and the bond run deep. While adept at crafting songs and harmonies, they believe the true beauty of what they do is to create a lasting connection with their listeners, while spreading positivity and love through their music. The trio visited three Title I schools in Leon County to share the rich history of Folk Music and its different genres, including Appalachian, Blues, Bluegrass and Rock-n-Roll. They played covers and original songs along with lecturing about the history of songwriting, the idea of passing songs down from one generation to the next, and discussed the birth of “protest songs” to help students gain a better cultural understanding of our past.

Sponsored by
Centennial Bank

“Opening Nights’ educational outreach programs highlight the importance of using the arts to make educational opportunities more accessible and impactful for our students.”
— Joe L. Williams, IB coordinator at Rickards High School and SASC Board Member

The New 76ers

Fairview Middle School students learn about the rich history of Folk music with the New 76ers.