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Astrograss is a bluegrass band from Brooklyn, NY that brings a high level of musicianship and entertainment to the stage, engaging students with their interactive show. At a typical assembly, the band introduces the history and evolution of bluegrass music using US Geography, instrument identification, and social influences in order to give the students a cultural appreciation of this American art form through entertaining and interactive performances. In addition to performing at an assembly, the band can run can separate smaller workshops in classrooms dealing with songwriting and folk music history. In these situations, and also with a typical assembly, the band holds their "Astrograss Songwriting Challenge", where students submit poems to the band in advance. A couple are chosen and then turned into songs and performed at the assembly.