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Preserving the heritage of blues music in our region is not our only task. The Sam Baird Scholarship has been established by us to help local students pursue their musical aspirations. This scholarship is continually funded by our members, business partners, and private citizens. The award winners exhibit both scholastic and musical excellence.  

Our Blues in the Schools  program brings the music to the community via the local school system. Live performances at the local schools give our young people the chance to hear the music that is the foundation of what they listen to today!

SAM BAIRD SCHOLARSHIP   This scholarship continues the legacy of noted musician and S.A.B.S. member Sam Baird, who supported and nurtured the growth of the area music community for many years.  Announced in 2006, this local scholarship is awarded to students displaying academic strength and musical ambition. This award is presented at the Fiesta Blues Heritage Series. S.A.B.S. works in conjunction with Art and Music Directors to announce and promote this opportunity to eligible local students.  The award winners are announced at our various events, such as Fiesta Blues Heritage Series and the Robert Johnson SA Sessions Festival. It is a special event involving family, friends, and an appreciative audience.  This is an ongoing endeavor that we put our full effort into - working with schools, parents, sponsors, corporate members, and community leaders to get as many students involved as possible.

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Nicole Kingman (2008) - Percussion
Stephen Meza (2008) - Trombone
Cesar Gonzalez (2009) - Percussion
Ernesto Elizando (2009) - Saxophone

BLUES IN THE SCHOOLS   Since 2004, our “professors” have played music backed with the facts and histories of the music that is part of our national heritage. The students who attend one of our heritage presentations get to hear great blues music with a history lesson. The students love the shows. We see the students at our jams! The interaction between performers and audience is enduring - the audience is our future.

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We are working in conjunction with schools in the San Antonio area - public and private. Our city has much to be proud of - a heritage filled with all the color, character, and traditions that a metropolitan Texas territory demands. The effect of Texas’ legendary performers is all over the music spectrum … old and new, rap to gospel. The San Antonio Blues Society has made it our mission to carry forth blues and its traditions in San Antonio.

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