Friday, September 12, 2008

Street Heat

Street Heat, a band based in Louisville, Ky., has been performing shows for 15 years at schools and other venues across Kentucky. But they’re not your typical rock band. The members are full-time police officers, sheriff’s deputies, correctional officers and firefighters who volunteer their time, and they use music to reach kids with messages about resisting drugs, avoiding violence, dealing with peer pressure and believing in themselves. And they perform in their uniforms! Street Heat works to stay current on music popular with kids. Their song list includes tunes on the pop charts, some rap, a bit of country and even a few classic oldies.