I remember watching this show when I was younger growing up in Chicago. Up and Coming was another one that would come on either before or after Righteous Apples. This was a PBS show as well. I wanted to join the band. This show took place in an urban setting somewhere on the east coast (I can't remember) and I remember that it came out in the early eighties or late seventies (like 1979). It wasn't as good as Up and Coming, but it was a good show nonetheless. I don't know if either show is out on DVD, but it wouldn't hurt to find out. I would recommend each show if you have young children. Overall, it was a good show. It could be a bit preachy and the cast changed every so often, but it was a good show.