Southeastern Community Music School benefits from First Guaranty Bank sponsorship


Wednesday, May 8, 2019 Jane Wear, Jivka Duke, and Danielle Willie
by: Tonya Lowentritt 

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

     HAMMOND – First Guaranty Bank is once again providing support to the Southeastern Louisiana University Community Music School.
     “Over the past several years, many students from our community have benefited from the bank’s sponsorship of the program,” said Community Music School Director Jivka Duke. “Due to First Guaranty Bank’s generosity, during the fall 2019 and the spring of 2020 semesters, CMS will again provide tuition assistance to students who qualify.”
     Duke said that partners like First Guaranty Bank play an important role in preserving the quality of programs, such as the Community Music School, and in making them accessible and affordable to everyone.
     The Community Music School, located on the Southeastern campus and its two satellite locations the Livingston Parish Literacy and Technology Center in Walker and Northshore Technical Community College in Lacombe, 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 that 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 guitar, orchestra and chamber music workshops taking place during the second and third 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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