Republic Bank Pan Minors Music Literacy Programme 2017

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The annual Republic Bank Pan Minors Music Literacy Programme 2017 saw eighty-three youths from Regions 3, 4 and 5 developing their skills in the steel pan art form.

The programme commenced on July 10, 2017 and concluded on July 27, 2017 and was made up of four camps. Three camps focused on developing the skills of players from school bands formed during the last twelve months and students of schools that are scheduled to receive instruments during the latter half of 2017. The participants of the fourth camp were selected based on their demonstrated musical abilities and interest in arranging for the band. They received specialized training in the relevant areas. Two other camps will be held at the Bladen Hall Secondary and in Bartica when school reopens in September 2017.

A special Graduation Ceremony was held on Friday, July 28, 2017 at 15:30h at the Umana Yana, Kingston, Georgetown where all participants received their certificates and provided entertainment.

The Feature Address was delivered by the Honourable Nicolette Henry, Minister of Education, while the programme overview was delivered by Mr. Andrew Tyndall, Administrator of the National School of Music and Coordinator of the Programme.

This initiative, a collaboration between Republic Bank and the Department of Culture, Youth and Sport was first introduced to Guyana in 2010 as part of the Bank’s ‘Power to Make a Difference’ initiative.

Republic Bank (Guyana) Limited continues to play a major role in the promotion and development of the steel pan artform.

August 2, 2017
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