Philipsburg—The talented students of Public Education
serenaded all public schools and some of the businesses in Philipsburg in a
week of sharing the Holiday cheer from Monday 3rd December to Friday
was coordinated by Mrs. Glenderlin Davis Holiday, Head of Department Public
Education and Head of the Music Enhance Committee (MEC). This committee
compromises music teachers: Rosemary Marsham Hodge, Everard Blackman, Omar
Hunter, Edsel Eusebius, Fleur Kong Yong Fook - Rosenblad and Donnavan Lynch.
with the students, the team presented two shows per day at the public schools.
Items included performances of students rendering wonderful solos, duets,
choir, items on the steel drums, string band, xylophones, recorders, poetry,
and many more cultural items including the Punam dance.
performances of these students were enjoyed by the TELEM group, Windward Island
Bank, Royal Bank of Trinidad, the Government Building and the Cruise Ship
Complex. The Government Building was a high point as the MEC felt it necessary
to give back and share the spirit of the season as the nation is still in the
rebuilding phase. The workers enjoyed the group’s rendition of their original
song “Sint Maarten Love” and other items. The MEC normally has one big
Christmas event under the tents of Port De Plaissance but due to financial
constraints it was decided to go from school to school to assist in cutting
annual visit is paid to the Sint Maarten’s Home for senior Citizens who showed
their appreciation immensely by dancing and clapping along to performances. The
MEC thanks all contributors who assisted in making the event a success, as well
as benefactors who often contribute to this cause. Any funds raised during the
event go back to further develop the music program among Public Schools.
Congratulations to Mrs. Glenderlin Davis Holiday and the MEC team for a job