Students Learn About Culture, Music At South Coast Venue Best Known For Concerts

Thousands of excited elementary school students poured into the Santa Barbara Bowl, but it wasn't to see a traditional concert like Katy Perry or Sugarland. They were on hand to learn about culture and music.

The more than 4000 students split between a pair of shows learned about Japanese Taiko drumming, through a mini-concert by the Taiko Center of Los Angeles.

The program is part show, and part education.

The Santa Barbara Bowl is using this event as a kickoff to efforts to ramp up its educational programs. The program is a collaboration of community groups.

The Bowl is hoping to host one of these educational concerts a year in the future.

- KCLU's Lance Orozco reports on a reboot of a program to offer arts, and music education through events at the Santa Barbara Bowl