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Student Fungi Band Debuts at Rotary Luncheon

The Virgin Islands Department of Education’s Division of Cultural Education will present its first school fungi band project featuring students from the Ivanna Eudora Kean High School. The 15-member band will make its inaugural performance at noon on Wednesday, Nov. 25, at the Rotary Club of St. Thomas II Senior Citizens Luncheon at Marriott’s Frenchman’s Reef and Beach Resort.

The band, after five weeks of rehearsals, will perform for 30 minutes with a medley of quelbe as well as popular and traditional Christmas songs under the direction of Jeanette Rhymer, chairperson of the Kean High Music Department. “The 10 instrumentalists and five vocalists are current music students who have studied the unique instruments used to play fungi music and utilized their natural musical skills to integrate the rhythm,” said Program Manager Manaazo Lamakalo. Adult participants Sinclair “Whadablee” DeSilva on ukulele and Glenn Elskoe on the “bathing pan” bass will also play.
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