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Tribes mas band says thank you

Tribes mas band says thank you

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The Sting Power SEARCHLIGHT Tribes Mas Band held a small gathering at the Red Cross Building on Saturday, October 10, to express thanks to a number of persons who were instrumental in their success over the past year.{{more}}

The four-year-old band won the Most Improved Band title earlier this year at Vincy Mas 2009 with their presentation entitled: “Treasures of the Caribbean”.

President of the band Fernando Serieux said that the group has grown from strength to strength over its short existence. He added that the award received from this year’s Carnival was a great achievement for the band.

Feature speaker, Minister of Culture, René Baptiste pledged her continued support to the band’s development and said that the band has accomplished a lot since its establishment.

Baptiste said she is pleased that persons are now seeing Carnival as more than just a “jigg up” session, but more as an artistic value that is added to St Vincent’s culture. Baptiste said she is planning to hold a meeting with the Carnival Bands Association to get more persons to inject more creative and new ideas in the construction of the Mas.

The band’s presentation for next year was also unveiled, titled “Dis is Paradise”.

Some members of the band were awarded for their contribution to the band’s success. Sponsor SEARCHLIGHT was also presented with a certificate of appreciation for their contribution over the years.(KW)

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