The non-profit JOHN LENNON EDUCATIONAL TOUR BUS (www.lennonbus.org) and the JOHN LENNON SONGWRITING CONTEST (www.jlsc.com), with the support and mentorship of Yoko Ono Lennon, are celebrating their 24th year since inception, carrying on John’s message of peace, encouraging musicianship, music education and songwriting for people of all ages. His contributions to music, culture, activism, art and fashion resonate to this day.
The Lennon Bus is a non-profit mobile recording studio which travels to schools, events and conferences across the US and Europe, working with students of all ages who create original music, video and short films. The Lennon Bus studios and onboard staff provide hands-on experiences with musical instruments, songwriting, and audio and video production. Young people, who have often never met before, form a unique bond as they “come together “exploring their creativity and sharing their viewpoints through music and words.
The Lennon Contest has provided a forum for songwriting talent to be discovered and nurtured and features over $300,000 in cash awards and prizes annually. Weekly contests celebrating John’s legacy are providing even more opportunities to win. Some of those who have been recognized include Meghan Trainor, Gaby Moreno, American Authors, and more.