Southeastern Community Music School benefits from First Guaranty Bank sponsorship

Monday, May 18, 2015
by: Tonya LowentrittFirst Guaranty Bank sponsorship

FIRST GUARANTY BANK LENDS A HAND– Southeastern Louisiana University Community Music School Director Jivka Duke, left, receives a donation from First Guaranty Bank representative Danielle Willie. First Guaranty Bank has helped support Southeastern’s Community Music School over the last five years.

      HAMMOND – First Guaranty Bank is once again providing support to the Southeastern Louisiana University Community Music School. Over the past five years, many students from the community have benefited from the bank’s sponsorship of the program, said Community Music School Director Jivka Duke.
     “Due to the First Guaranty Bank’s generosity during the fall 2015 and the spring of 2016 semesters, CMS will be able to provide need-based tuition assistance to students who qualify,” Duke said. “Partners like First Guaranty Bank play an important role in preserving the cultural uniqueness of our community and the quality of programs such as the Community Music School.”
     The Community Music School, located on the Southeastern campus and its two satellite locations at the St. Tammany Center in Mandeville and the Livingston Center in Walker, offers music instruction on various instruments and voice for children and adults of all ages.
     In addition to private music lessons, Duke said, the Community Music School offers a number of programs, which allow for children and adults on the northshore and the 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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