Southeastern Community Music School benefits from First Guaranty Bank sponsorship

Wednesday, May 11, 2016 Community Music School receives donation from First Guaranty Bank
by: Tonya Lowentritt

FIRST GUARANTY BANK LENDS A HAND – Southeastern Louisiana University Community Music School Director Jivka Duke, second from left, receives a donation from First Guaranty Bank representative and Southeastern graduate Danielle Willie. First Guaranty Bank has helped support Southeastern’s Community Music School over the last six years. With them are Director of Individual, Corporate and Foundation Relations at Southeastern Lynn Horgan, far left, and Jane Wear, a Southeastern graduate and First Guaranty Bank employee.

     HAMMOND – First Guaranty Bank is once again providing support to the Southeastern Louisiana University Community Music School.
     “Partners like First Guaranty Bank play a critical role in preserving the quality and the tradition of vital community based programs, such as the Community Music School,” said Community Music School Director Jivka Duke.
     “The bank’s continued support of this vibrant and growing music program is a wonderful way of helping preserve the artistic and cultural uniqueness of our community,” Duke said. “During the past five years, their sponsorship has enabled numerous students in our community to learn to play a musical instrument at discounted tuition rates, and we are glad to be able to continue offering this option.”
     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, as well as Chamber Music and Beginners’ Orchestra workshops. Duke said these programs make up the “Summer Music Celebration” and are scheduled for the last two weeks of June. Registration is now open, and information about the programs is available at
     For more information about the Community Music School’s year-round program, visit, or call (985) 549-5502.

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