Girl Band members took a hiatus as we raised funds and looked for a new meeting space. In addition, two Girl Band members moved and left the island! Sisterhood Agenda is incorporating new activities such as dances, songs, costumes, and a routine for St. John Carnival in July. Several members of the community have been assisting by identifying talent for Girl Band.
Sisterhood Agenda is setting up a new Global Training Academy, which will also be a great meeting space for Girl Band to practice and rock out! There will be African drums, gourd instruments, tambourines, maracas, mirrors, microphones, and a sound system.
Sisterhood Agenda will post new Girl Band videos-COMING SOON!
Sisterhood Agenda programs in St. John went extremely well for 2012! In fact, the girls want more time to meet regularly and also want to participate in artistic expression activities.
St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands is a small island with approximately 5,000 residents. Because the Sisterhood Mentoring Program and Girl Band members are not large groups and Girl Band members also need sisterhood mentoring activities, Sisterhood Agenda plans to combine them to maximize effectiveness and interest.
Future program sessions will consist of 3-hour sessions; 1.5 hours of sisterhood mentoring, followed by 1.5 hours of performance training and practice. Currently, Sisterhood Agenda is in the process of securing meeting space and funds for books, planned activities and field trips.
Sisterhood Agenda will host the New Year's Eve Youth Extravaganza on December 31, 2012, a unique dance party to open the new year in a safe and fun way while also registering youth for programs in 2013.
Sisterhood Agenda would like to thanks its Corporate and Community Partners for making this event possible:
Corporate Partners: The Westin, Boyson Transportation, Scotiabank, Grande Bay, St. John Insurance Company, St. John Hardware, The Marketplace, Drift Away Spa, St. John Dental.
Community Partners: VI Police Department, VI National Park, VI Department of Sports, Parks & Recreation, and St. John Community Foundation.
Girl Band members completed street performances in Franklin Powell Park in preparation for their next phase of development. Public presentation and overcoming stage anxiety were highlighted during the last two sessions.
Unfortunately, one of the Girl Band members, Alahna, moved away. Girl Band will hold auditions during the summer to add 2 new members to the group.
This week, Girl Band members will gather in Cruz Bay, St. John, to discuss next steps. They will receive their Girl Band posters and Sisterhood Agenda t-shirts.
Due to a generous local sponsor, the girls have resources to receive vocal coaching, professional choreography, and instrumentation instruction. This summer, they will seek resources to assist them in these development tasks. They will also engage in future fundraisers to raise funds and raise public awareness about their group.
Girl Band is looking forward to future bookings in the Virgin Islands.
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