John Lennon Educational Tour Bus stops at UNT last week of February
The bus – a rolling high-tech recording studio – is designed to encourage students to play music, write songs, engineer recording sessions and produce video projects using the latest audio, video, and live sound equipment. Inside, the bus can be divided into three separate recording studios or open into one large studio and includes a green-screen booth for filming videos.
Take a tour and score some swag
While it's here, you can tour the bus and see first-hand how the recording studio works and the cutting-edge equipment and instruments it uses. You can also pick up goody bags filled with products from the bus' sponsors including:
• Godin Guitars
• Our Stage
The bus will be in the Denton area for five days, but in different locations:
• 9 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 26, Union Circle
A group of musicians will be recording on the bus so tours won't be available, but you can pick up freebies and learn more about the bus and its sponsors.
• 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 27, Union Circle
Tour the bus, visit information tables and demonstration tents and pick up freebies.
• All day Thursday, Feb. 28 at Guitar Center in Lewisville
• 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 29, Murchison Performing Arts Center
During the North Texas Battle of the Bands, tours will not be available, but you'll have another chance to pick up free stuff.
• 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, March 1, Murchison Performing Arts Center
The winners of the Feb. 29 North Texas Battle of the Bands will use the bus to record and film a music video so tours will not be available, but you'll have another chance to pick up free stuff.
• 7 p.m. March 1, The Step Show , Coliseum
Bus staff will record and film the step show performance. No tours will be given during this time, but you'll have another chance to pick up free stuff.
Get North Texas Battle of the Bands tickets
Tickets for the North Texas Battle of the Bands audience members are $10 and can be purchased through the Murchison box office at (940) 369-7802.
On Battle of the Bands night, fans can attend to cheer for their favorite performers. The band with the loudest fan base - as perceived by the four contest judges - will earn an extra vote, which will be tallied with the judges' votes.