The Alpha Institute is pleased to announce sponsorship by the Miami-based Irie Foundation for the construction of a state-of-the-art DJ program in Kingston. Partnering with the American Friends of Jamaica (AFJ) and the Alpha Institute, Irie Foundation will continue to fulfill its mission by empowering at-risk youth to lead productive lives in Kingston, Jamaica. The DJ program will begin in the third school term of the current academic year. Music technology students at Alpha will receive intensive training in the deejay trade while all music students will benefit from practical and theoretical applications of the skills involved and opportunities for employment.
The Alpha Institute is very pleased for the support of Grammy Award winning artiste Sean Paul in working to develop the music technology and vocational skills of students.
On behalf of students and staff, the future looks a lot brighter thanks to Sean Paul's financial, fundraising and professional contributions to the school. Following a recent tour of Alpha with school administrator, Margaret Little Wilson, music instructor Rev Don McDowell and Alpha students, the multi- platinum, recording artiste was able to see where his contribution was used in the renovation of Alpha's first music studio and spaces that make up the Music Technology Department.
The start of school is always exciting. New people to meet and goals to set. This year Alpha was fortunate to have the United States of America ambassador to Jamaica, Ambassador Luis G. Moreno, welcome students as the keynote speaker during the Student-Parent Orientation which marks the beginning of classes. The Ambassador urged students to take advantage of all that Alpha has to offer and even offered his personal experiences growing up and took questions from parents, students and staff. Stay tuned for the Alpha Boys School Radio interview!
Louise Bennett was born on September 7, 1919. She was a Jamaican poet and activist. She was described as Jamaica’s leading comedienne through her poems in Jamaican patois. A British Council Scholarship took her to the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art where she studied in the late 1940’s. After graduation she worked with repertory companies in Coventry, Huddersfield and Amersham as well as in intimate revues all over England.
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ALPHA STUDENTS TAKE "JAMAICA'S BEST SCHOOL BAND 2016" TITLE AT EDNA MANLEY COLLEGE. WATCH ALPHA'S FINAL ROUND PERFORMANCE
Alpha music students performed for the first time in the Jamaica Best School Band competition and took home the trophy for Best School Band, Most Disciplined Band and Best Band Leader--2nd year student and keyboard player, Devon Campbell. The competition was a competition with Herbert Morrison High from Montego Bay and St Andrew Technical High School from Kingston putting forward great sets of music. Congratulations to all the participants! Many thanks to Chase Funds and Reggae on The River for their support of Alpha's performance program!
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