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Nov 4, 2005

ICA puts on benefit to help rural music programme

Story PictureIf ever there was a woman on a mission to bring music to Belize’s schools, it is Gloria Edwards. The principal of Grace Primary school for decades, she has foregone retirement to head out into the rural communities of the Belize District. Among Miss Edward’s latest projects is the revival of the National Youth Choir. But in June, Edwards was in a traffic accident which extensively damaged her vehicle and musical instruments. To help get her back on the road again, a show will be held at the Bliss Centre for the Performing Arts on Wednesday to raise money. Programme Director Leroy Green is urging students to come out and watch the show and do what Miss Edwards wants them to do most: perform.

Leroy Green, Programme Director, ICA
?The show is not only for those of us here at the Bliss, the show also features schools like Our Lady of the Way from Ladyville; they have volunteered two dances. And Grace Primary, where she was headmistress for so long, they are putting several musical items… We are still open for items for other schools. They can call the Bliss. And featured in the show will be the Phoenix Performers.?

?We are catering largely to the school population. We are charging only three dollars for primary school students and five dollars for high school students. We hope to fill the house so we can help her with recovering her vehicle and especially her instruments, since she has not been able to go out into the schools as yet and she is very worried over that.?

Next Wednesday’s benefit show starts at one-thirty at the Bliss.

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