It just takes three weeks for Cuban music teacher Carlos Perrote to bring out the musician in students who participate in his Summer Music Camp. In his third year, the maestro of music delivered a final musical presentation with his students on Friday, August 7, 2015, that once again exceeded the expectations of parents and guests.
The musical camp offers the opportunity to learn a variety of instruments and allows participants to showcase their talent at a musical presentation at the end of the camp. At the final concert presentation, the students demonstrated how they had mastered a number of instruments that include the Keyboard, Guitar and percussion instruments such as Garifuna drums, Djembe, Cajon, Congas, Tamboras, Bass Drums, Marching Snare Drums, Brazilian Bass Drums, Bata Drums and the Steel Pans.
The Summer Music Camp has proven to be successful all three years and parents are excited to hopefully one day see a music band grow out from the camp. In past years both San Pedro Mayor Daniel Guerrero and Hon. Manuel Heredia Jr., Area Representative and Minister of Tourism, Culture and Civil Aviation have pledged their support to the camp, promised to develop it even further to produce a music school and steel band on the island; after three years, no progress has been made, except for the continuing Summer Camp.
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It just takes three weeks for Cuban music teacher Carlos Perrote to bring out the musician in students who participate in his Summer Music Camp in San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, Belize.
Third Music Summer Camp is a grand success
On Friday, August 7th, the Angel Nuñez Auditorium was the venue for the graduation of Maestro Carlos Perrote’s third annual music summer camp. The aim of the camp this year was to introduce students to percussion instruments and induce in them the importance of rhythm in order to create music. According to Perrote, the third camp was yet another successful one.
Over 60 students from different ages had the opportunity to show off what they had learned during the three weeks of music camp. Some of the lessons taught included learning to play bongo drums, Garifuna drums, keyboard, scrapers, rattles, standard drum sets, and the steel pan. As each group of students presented their musical item, their parents and other guests proudly applauded them. During each presentation, the students would quickly switch instruments and continued flawlessly with the show.
At the end of the performances, Perrote presented each camper with a certificate of completion. Perrote encouraged parents to enroll their children in next year’s music camp. He also emphasized that activities like this keep children occupied during their summer holidays and off the streets as well. Music develops students’ musical talents and introduces them into the world of arts, and adds a depth to student’s education.
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