Southeastern Community Music School benefits from First Guaranty Bank sponsorship


Thursday, June 24, 2021 
by: Tonya Lowentritt First Guaranty Bank sponsorship

FIRST GUARANTY BANK LENDS A HAND – Southeastern Louisiana University Community Music School Director Jivka Duke, right, receives a donation from First Guaranty Bank representative Jane Wear. First Guaranty Bank has helped support Southeastern’s Community Music School for the last 10 years.

     HAMMOND – First Guaranty Bank is once again providing support to the Southeastern Louisiana University Community Music School.
     “Over the past 10 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 2021 and the spring of 2022 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 recitals, festivals and other performance/competition opportunities for its students, as well as summer music programs like the Middle School Band Camp and Chamber Music Workshop.
     For more information about the Community Music School program, visit or call (985) 549-5502.

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