It's once again here Carlos Perrote's Steel Drum Summer Class 2017. Where kids can learn a various music skills about the Steel Drum. And, its not just about learning the skills until the end of the class, but to have a wonderful time during the three weeks event. I will take you an event that happened back in 2014. Steel band music, it has made a comeback and no where is it more alive than in students. Students learn basically rhythms, different kinds of rhythms, just technique to play the pan and to play different kinds of instruments. in Steel Drum you need to practice. The steel band is just like another instrument. It isn't different. For a violin you have to practice and for steel band you have to practice. In this purpose, the first objective is to introduce the children to music. Carlos Perrote wants.
Their are over 5,000 instruments percussion to be learnt and 10 year's of experience. "Its like going into steps by step to reach the goal of music." Carlos Perrote explained to the students while practicing.
The groups where divided into two groups: the Morning Group (Beginner's) and the Afternoon Group (Advanced).This year's Music Summer Camp took place on July 28th to August 15th (Concert Day). On the first week of preparation for the Summer Camp 2014 the students had to learn the different types of instruments. But, for those who were familiar with on last year's practice they made a quick catch up with the every step they did.
It is to show Belize who we are so we try and bring musicians from different corners, different talents says perrote. he brings a lot to the table in terms of Belizean advancement of music here in Belize and we would be really nice for not just musicians but for those who like his music to come out and support.
This year's event the children were very interested to learn how to practice the instruments. But, it was challenging on the way to learn it but it got very easy. Their where over 30 students who learnt the instruments. The groups were divided into the piano lesson, guitar, steel drum and the precaussion.
Certificate were given to the students who participated on the Summer Camp. We would like to thank Mayor Daniel for giving a kind donation for advancing the instruments upgrade. Mayor Daniel said that he wants to see this Summer Camp to continue in the island and to make students take this opportunity of learning music.