One Hundred and Sixty-Four Youths Successfully Completed Republic Bank Rightstart Pan Minors Music Literacy Programme 2023

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After a three-year hiatus, one hundred and sixty-four (164) youths were excited participants at the eleventh Republic Bank Pan Minors Music Literacy Programme, held in collaboration with the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sport. This annual workshop seeks to awaken in Guyana’s youth, the Power to learn and succeed in the steel pan art form while providing the opportunity to develop self-discipline and the spirit of team work.

The camps were conducted in Regions 2, 3, 4, 6, 7 and 10, where participants benefitted from both theoretical and practical training in the steel pan art form. The programme ran from July 24 – August 11, 2023 where the focus was on strengthening the skills of players from selected school bands.

Having completed the programme, participants are now able to:
• Read simple pieces from a single staff
• Play beginner level pieces
• Play scales with key signature of up to 1 sharp or flat
• Place chords to simple melodies

Graduation Ceremonies were held on the last day of the programme, Friday, August 11, 2023, at each camp where participants received their certificates and provided entertainment. A closing ceremony for Regions 3 and 4 participants was held at Umana Yana, Georgetown.

The Pan Minors Music Literacy Programme was first introduced to Guyana in 2010 as part of the Bank’s ‘Power to Make a Difference’ Social Investment initiative. Republic Bank remains committed to supporting initiatives that positively impact and shape the minds of our youth.

August 15, 2023
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