The Sam Sharpe Community Band began in
1976 by the founding Principal of the Sam Sharpe Teachers' College, Dr. Simon Clarke, now UNESCO's representative to the Caribbean.
The band programme now is as diverse as any programme can get. The student's growth as a musician is the primary goal of all
programmes. Importance is placed on combined teaching methods individual tuition and group sessions at all levels - in order
to produce high calibre musicians and or teachers. Now an affiliate of the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music
(ABRSM) London, the band offers tuition on the following instruments:
Saxophone / Tenor Saxophone / Soprano Saxophone
/ Baritone / Euphonihm / Tuba / Trumpet / Cornet
/ Bass Guitar
: Snare Drum, Tenor Drum, Bass Drum, Cymbals, Drum Set
receive a classical training in their chosen instrument.
band programme is so designed to certify our young musical performers through the Caribbean Examinations Council / Caribbean
Secondary Education Certificate (CXC/CSEC) Music and the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music Theory Grades 1-8
and Practical on and wind instrument of choice.