NMARB is introducing a new after school program for children ages 12-17. The Breeze Watson Afterschool program is named after NMARB camp student, Breeze Watson, a wonderful young man that we sadly lost too soon. In his honor we will reach out to young people in our community with a music and creativity development program that, in part through a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, FUSION Theatre, the City of Albuquerque, Downtown Mainstreet, and the Downtown ABQ Arts & Cultural District, will be provided at NO COST to the attendee!
Arts programs in our schools are dying and so it is our mission to make music camps and classes accessible to all children, regardless of socioeconomic status. The New Mexico Academy of Rock and Blues is an arts program focused on teaching young people the craft of music and lyrical performance and writing. Our goal is to inspire creativity while building confidence, self-esteem, creating friendships, and fostering the ability to accomplish dreams in all aspects of our students lives.