Every summer since 2002, Jeff Neal, a 10th grade U.S. History teacher in Standish, Maine, has tucked away his textbooks and hit the road as the drummer for the classic rock heavyweights, Boston.
Neal doesnt flaunt his rock-star status in school, though he admits his sweet summer gig gives him instant credibility with his students.
But Neals rocking summer job doesnt mean hes a pushover.
He says, Kids have a perception of how Ill be, and they try to get away with things. I might be a rock and roll drummer, but you still gotta do your homework!
Neal gets tips for history lessons from his tour bus travels, but he tries not to school his band buddies.
He says, Ill go somewhere like the Alamo and do personal research. But I dont want to be the book geek in the band.
Neal and Boston start their summer tour June 6 in Winnipeg, Manitoba. For more info, go to bostonband.com.
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