Southeastern Community Music School benefits from First Guaranty Bank sponsorship

Thursday, May 29, 2014 First Guaranty Bank sponsorship
by: Tonya Lowentritt

FIRST GUARANTY BANK LENDS A HAND– Danielle Willie, far right, of First Guaranty Bank Banking Academy, presents Southeastern Louisiana University Community Music School Director Jivka Jeleva, center, with a check to support scholarships for potential CMS students. With them is Southeastern President John L. Crain.

HAMMOND – First Guaranty Bank is once again providing support to the Southeastern Louisiana University Community Music School.

Over the past four years, a great number of music students have benefitted from the bank's sponsorship of the program.

"Due to the First Guaranty Bank's generosity during the fall 2014 and the spring of 2015 semesters, CMS will be able to provide need-based tuition assistance to students who qualify," said Community Music School Director Jivka Jeleva. "Partners like First Guaranty Bank play a crucial role in preserving the quality and tradition of vital community-based programs such as the Community Music School."

The Community Music School, located on the campus of Southeastern Louisiana University and its two satellite locations at the St. Tammany Center in Mandeville and the Livingston Parish Literacy and Technology Center in Walker, offers music instruction on various instruments and voice for children and adults of all ages. The program is set up on a three semester basis with 13-week fall and spring semesters and a seven-week summer semester.

In addition to private music lessons, the Community Music School offers a number of programs that allow for children and adults in the Northshore and surrounding communities to engage in the art of music performance. Such programs include the Middle School Band Camp, Piano Duet, Guitar and Chamber Music workshops taking place during the month of July, Double Reed Workshop taking place in January, and the Northlake Community Band having sessions year round.

For more information about the Community Music School program, visit, or call (985) 549-5502.


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