UMES Band Travels to St. Thomas

  • Sunday, September 21, 2008

    Jazz Band 2008 Tour 2PRINCESS ANNE, MD - St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, was the destination for the UMES band s spring tour.

    All of us had a wonderful time and it turned out to be quite an exceptional educational experience for all the students, said Dr. John Lamkin II, director of bands and coordinator of music education at UMES.  With the number of performances and rehearsals we had, the students got a sense of what it is like to be on tour, which I am sure some of them will experience to a much greater extent as their careers in music unfold.

    The students performed at Charlotte Amalie High School, the Emancipation Gardens in downtown St. Thomas, the Tortola Music Festival, St. Andrew s Episcopal Church, The Cathedral of All Saints Episcopal Church and a UMES alumni reception at the Island Beachcomber Hotel.

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    Gail Stephens, assistant director, UMES Office of Public Relations, 410-651-7580, gcstephens@umes.edu. 

    Suzanne Waters Street, director, UMES Office of Public Relations, 410-621-2355, sstreet@umes.edu.

     

    Photo Caption: 

    The Emancipation Gardens are the scene of a performance of the UMES band during their spring tour.