Letter from the Program Director

Dear Parents, Students and Members of the Community,

I am so honored to have been welcomed back to my second home at the Bahama Village Music Program as BVMP’s new Program Director. I look forward to the exciting year to come and the joyful noise to be made! I would also like to take this opportunity to thank all of our parents, students, student teachers, board members, and members of the community that help BVMP continue to provide a free music education to over 170 students. We could not do it without your support!

Bahama Village Music Program is celebrating our 16th year giving the gift of music with exciting new programs! This year, BVMP will offer two new programs: School of Rock Band, made possible by the Community Foundation of the Florida Keys and Vocal and Songwriting funded by the Florida Keys Council of the Arts. BVMP will continue to provide Suzuki Strings with instructor Shana Gaskill, Music Theory and Jazz Ensemble with Larry Baeder, Joyful Voices Choir led by Ralph Garcia, and Ukulele Orchestra with Topher James as well as individual lessons in piano, guitar, drums, steel pan, clarinet, flute, trumpet, and saxophone.

Bahama Village Music Program is proud to announce the promotion of Katchen Duncan to BVMP Executive Director! Ms. Katchen has been with Bahama Village Music Program since 2002 and truly lives up to BVMP’s mission of community service and mentorship through the gift of music.

This program is funded by our board sponsered fundraisers, including our cookbook sales and FUNdraisers! Our schedule is packed with fun opportunities to support BVMP! If you’d like to volunteer at the events or donate a silent auction item please let me know. We always need help spreading the word too! Please click on the events tab to see a full list of our upcoming and ongoing fundraisers!

We are always in need of donations from wonderful arts supporters like you. Click on the donations link to find out how you can make a donation and give the gift of music to underprivileged kids in our community. Thank you for helping us fulfill our mission of bringing joyful noise to children in our community.

Kate Divoll
BVMP Program Director