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January 26th, 2009
Biscuit Brothers coming to Crockett

The Biscuit Brothers, Buford and Dusty, will appear Tuesday at Crockett Elementary School, along with, perhaps, Buttermilk Biscuit and Tiny Scarecrow.


Those denizens of Old McDonald’s Farm, the Biscuit Brothers, are making an appearance later this week at Crockett Elementary School in the San Marcos CISD to entertain kids from kindergarten through second grade.

Buford and Dusty Biscuit, made famous by their popular PBS series, will appear at Crockett Tuesday. They may be joined by their sister, Buttermilk Biscuit, and their pal Tiny Scarecrow, who, sadly, has hay fever.

In the Biscuit Brothers’ world, E.I.E.I.O. stands for the “Environmental Institute for Every Instrument in the Orchestra.” Along with their friends, the brothers will bring their musical farm and Melody Garden, where instruments grow.

The EMMY® Award winning Biscuit Brothers television program is produced in Austin and broadcast on PBS stations around the United States. The team is also a successful live show that tours and performs at such venues as the Austin City Limits Music Festival and the Texas State Fair.

The Biscuit Brothers (aka Allen Robertson and Jerome Schoolar) have released six albums and two DVDs and have been honored for their efforts by the Texas Congress and Governor with a special resolution (HCR 27). 

Their Children’s Television Project is mission driven, “dedicated to providing educational materials and programming designed to introduce arts related content in a way that touches children’s hearts, engages their parents, and empowers families to learn together.”

Crockett Elementary music teacher Viki Hicks applied for and received a grant from the Texas Commission of the Arts in (TCA) Austin for a grant to bring a professional group to perform for students at the school. The TCA grant pays for half of the expenses, and the Crockett PTO is paying for the other half.

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