Education Programs Western Style
** Young Audiences of Connecticut
Ernie Sites has been affiliated with Young Audiences of Connecticut for many years. Ernie's enthusiasm, energy and expertise has had him returning year after year to Connecticut schools.
Music and the Western Frontier
Curriculum Integration: Language Arts, Music, Social Studies
About The Program:
Ernie Sites of Wendell, Idaho, is an honest-to-goodness, ranch-raised, former rodeo cowboy who has traveled around the nation with his songs, poems, stories, trickroping and yodeling. Cowboy Ernie has recorded a slew of albums covering the gamut of Western music. He is a founding member of the Western Music Association, and has been televised on CBS, PBS, TNN, BBC, and Good Morning, America. Some of the artists Ernie Sites has worked with include Mo Bandy, Bonnie Raitt, John Anderson, John Michael Montgomery, Roy Rogers, Gene Autry, and nationally acclaimed cowboy poets Baxter Black and Waddie Mitchell.
I would like to extend our graditude for your April performances at our schools. Your progrm was entertaining and educational!! A very good time was had by all. Wishing you many happy trails ahead in your quest to keep the American Cowboy, his songs and his stories a vital part of the American culture. Maija Earl of the Simsbury PTO Cultural Enrichment Committee.