Bring Back The Music


Bring Back The Music is a performing arts education program. The purpose of the program is the creation and operation of a community based performing arts teaching laboratories accessible to low income and disadvantaged youth.  We are an Oklahoma City based 501 (c) (3) corporation.

Bring Back The Music provides quality performing arts education to students in central Oklahoma.

Recently, schools across America have decreased the programs offered to students due to declining budgets. Usually, the programs affected are performing arts. In Oklahoma, school boards face growing challenges due to reduced revenue thus putting arts programs in an even more precarious situation.

The demise of the performing arts programs is harmful to all students. It is particularly harmful to low-income and socially disadvantaged children because they don’t have the resources to participate in these programs elsewhere.

To fill this void, Bring Back The Music was created. Students who participate in the arts have a greater success rate in school and in life. Performing arts instill ‘foundation skills’ needed for employment like reasoning, thinking creatively, and visualizing.


What’s happening at Bring Back The Music

Bring Back The Music to Receive 2021 Governor’s Award for excellence in Arts Education

The Oklahoma Arts Council announced today that the Bring Back the Music performing arts education program at Spencer was selected to be one of the recipients of the 2021 Governor’s Award for Arts in Education. Bring Back The Music was established in 2010 by founder and executive director Johann M. Kimbro.  BBTM provides comprehensive performing arts education and training to low-income and disadvantaged youth.  The mission of Bring Back the Music is to create an operate a community based performing arts teaching laboratory capable of providing the community, especially youth a total performing arts experience. 

Over the past nine years, we have been privileged to provide performing arts education to over 1000 students. We accomplish this by establishing contracts for afterschool, summer school and even day school programming with metro area school districts. These districts have included Putnam City schools, Oklahoma City schools, Crutcho Public schools, and Millwood Public schools. In addition, we also offer classes at our Bring Back the Music Performing Arts Education Center located in Spencer OK, a suburb of Oklahoma City. The primary geographic area we serve is northeast Oklahoma City, Spencer and Eastern Oklahoma County. Our target market is community residents’ grade 4 thru 12, who have some interest in participating in the performing arts. 

For additional information regarding Bring Back The Music, contact Mr. Johann Kimbro at johannkimbro.bbtm@yahoo.com.