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Sam Sharpe Teachers' College Community Band

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OUR STAFF

DIRECTOR OF BANDS:
Mr. Vinton Haughton  BA (Mus. Ed.)      BSc Ed. (Hons)  Dip. Ed. (Mus) 
 
MARCHING BAND DIRECTOR: 
Mr. Jeffrey Smith
 
DRILL DESIGN INSTRUCTOR: 
Mr. Ryan Radlin

PRINCIPAL: 
Dr. Asburn Pinnock  Ph. D.

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:

Clarinet / Flute

Alto Saxophone / Tenor Saxophone / Soprano Saxophone

Trombone / Baritone / Euphonihm / Tuba / Trumpet / Cornet

Piano / Bass Guitar

Percussion : Snare Drum, Tenor Drum, Bass Drum, Cymbals, Drum Set

Students receive a classical training in their chosen instrument.

The 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. 

Our Programmme

The band accepts its members from the sorrounding communities. The ages may range anywhere between 10 years to 25 years. New applicants need no previous knowledge of music to enter any of our programmes.  Our two main programmes are:
* Sam Sharpe Concert & Symphonic Band
* Sam Sharpe Marching Band
 
Pre-requisites for programmes offered by the Edna Manley College for the Visual and Performing Arts (EMCVPA) / Jamaica School of Music (JSM) and the Northern Caribbean University (NCU) are taught in our band programme. Band members are taught the basics of Music Theory using requirements set out by the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (ABRSM).  Theory and Practical Musicmanship are offered from Grades 1-8.
 
The Marching Band offers a comprehensive programme which includes marching band instrument techniques, drill design, etc...... Rehearsals take place on Fridays and Saturdays @ 6:00pm in the College's Main Car Park.
 
The Concert/Symphonic Band meets for rehearsals on Sundays @ 6:00pm int he College's Multi-Purpose Hall (MPH). This band offers a bi-annual recital usually in Summer and Christmas.

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Member of the World Association of Marching Show Bands (WAMSB)

"Service, Commitment and Excellence through Music"