Approximately 200 young musicians will make their presentations at the Secondary Schools Band’s showcase scheduled for March 25th, 2023, at the Cruise Ship Terminal lawn.
On Tuesday 7th March, a Media briefing was held at the St. Vincent and the Grenadines Teacher’s Credit Union (SVGTCCU) Headquarters to unveil plans for the 2023 “Secondary School Bands Showcase”.
Speaking at the event, Cultural Officer at the Department of Culture, Maxine Browne said the department embraces the event because music is much more than entertainment, it is a significant part of Vincentian culture.
Minister of Culture, Hon. Carlos James said the showcase provides an outlet for young, artistic expressions here in SVG. The Minister also mentioned that a National Youth Band will be formed on the heels of this year’s event.
Schools will select from a pool of genres including Reggae, Gospel, Motown, Calypso, Soca, Parang, Dancehall and R& B.
Meanwhile, Education Officer, with responsibility for Music, Dexter Bacchus said the Secondary School Bands Showcase is part of nation building, because seeds are being planted for future generations.