Musical instrument handover to the Golden Touch Marching and Performing Band

Richard Perkins
08 Jul, 2024

On Sunday June 30, 2024, Mr. W Billy Heaven, OD, JP, Chief Executive Officer of CHASE Fund was delighted to hand over musical instruments along with the Member of Parliament for South- East Clarendon, Hon. Pernel Chales Jr. to the Golden Touch Marching and Performing Band. Among the musical instruments that were handed over were various drums, trumpets and tambourines for their band.

Minister of Labour and Social Security and Member of Parliament for South East Clarendon, Hon. Pearnel Charles, Jr., and CHASE Fund CEO, W. Billy Heaven, play drums with members of the Golden Touch Marching and Performance Band.

Both Mr. Heaven and Mr. Charles in both their speeches made mention of the fact that music is a universal language that transcends cultural and linguistic barriers, playing a crucial role in the development of young minds in fostering creativity, discipline and teamwork. Mr. Heaven also included that learning music improves math skills.
Josh-Ann Boyd, a member of the Golden Touch Marching and Performance Band, performing the song, “Greatest Love of All”.

CHASE Fund is well aware of the role music plays in our lives and is Connecting the Dots for our youth. Since its inception, CHASE Fund has provided funding to 90 schools and music bands amounting to J$176.4 million to support music programmes at different levels. CHASE has also included funding to colleges which train teachers in music for different levels so that the music doesn’t stop.