December 10, 2013
14 schools vie for Festus Toney Trophy

With 14 schools vying for the coveted Festus Toney trophy, the Ministry of Education’s Music Department is promising a packed and entertaining programme for this year’s Christmas Music Festival.{{more}}

The exhibition concert, which is dubbed “Welcome the Christ Child”, is scheduled to take place tomorrow, at the Peace Memorial Hall.

Music officer in the Ministry of Education Jemelia Pope, stated that she is proud that schools continue to work ardently on their music programmes.

She added that the Ministry is hoping that children begin to see music as “not just something that is a hobby by the way, but something that they can actively be involved in and develop the artistic sides of themselves.

“We want music to be seen as a field that evokes a level of discipline, creativity and something that students can actually see themselves moving into as far as a career,” Pope said.

The 14 schools that were selected to take part in the grand finale are the Bequia Anglican Primary School, Biabou Methodist School, Clare Valley Government School, C.W. Prescod Primary School, Georgetown Government School, Kingstown Anglican School, Lowmans Leeward Anglican School, New Prospect Primary School, Richland Park Government School, Sandy Bay Anglican School, School For Children With Special Needs, Georgetown, St. Mary’s R.C School, Stubbs Government School and the Troumaca Government School.

The show is scheduled to begin at 1:30 p.m., with a total of 17 acts on display from these finalists.