Bahama Village Music Program is proud to announce that two of our outstanding high school musicians have received full tuition scholarships to the Berklee College of Music’s Aspire: Five-Week Music Performance Intensive in Boston! Leia Bryan and Mercedes Da Silva have the amazing opportunity to attend the Berklee 5-week Summer Program for high school musicians beginning July 6th in Boston, MA. Both BVMP student teachers just finished their Junior year at Key West High School and play in the KWHS marching, symphonic, and jazz bands. Leia Bryan, 17, more >
Bahama Village Music Program is honored to announce the creation of the “Wayne Hammond Scholarship fund” in remembrance of one of Key West’s most enduring and iconic musicians who’s recent passing has left a void in our island community. The Wayne Hammond Scholarship Fund will provide free music lessons to inspire the next generation of musicians and will also go towards sending a promising high school musician to the Berklee School of Music in Boston for the five week summer performance program. “Wayne Hammond’s Last Tour” more >
Welcome to the 2018-2019 school year! Our enrollment form is now available and lessons begin August 27th! Scheduling will begin the week of August 20th, with priority given to returning students. If you have preferred days, please indicate on your enrollment form so we can schedule everyone easily! Interested student teachers should attend our teacher meeting Monday August 20th after school at 3:00. Thanks to a generous grant from the Community Foundation of the Florida Keys and private donations we are continuing the resurgence of Keys Kids Jr! more >
​Download the 2018-2019 enrollment form here! Return one completed form for each child to or to our office at 103 Olivia St. You will be contacted to schedule your child’s music lessons. Priority will be given to returning students with scheduling beginning August 21st and lessons starting August more >
Hurricane IrmaJan 19, 2018
​Thankfully, Bahama Village Music Program’s facility at 103 Olivia St was spared from the wrath of Hurricane Irma. Unfortunately, many of our volunteers, partners, and staff were not so lucky. Thanks to the United Way of the Florida Keys and their Hurricane Irma Relief Fund, BVMP was able to offer $500 “mini-grants” to those who have dedicated their time to BVMP and were affected by Hurricane Irma. You can donate to the United Way of the Florida Keys’ Hurricane Relief Fund here. BVMP was affected by the storm. One of our more >
Summer ProgramJul 27, 2017
Thanks to a generous grant from the Klaus Murphy Foundation, for the second summer in a row, BVMP held a comprehensive arts immersion summer program for 30 students! The kids spent the summer singing, dancing with Dance Key West, creating original plays with Annie Miners, writing songs with Dora Gohlson, and learning recording and music production with Sammy Fuller. Creative and fun art projects included making our own percussion instruments and emoji pillows, and painting inspirational rocks to hide around town. It was an amazing 6 weeks and all the more >
BVMP & United WayJul 01, 2017
Bahama Village Music Program has renewed our partnership with United Way of the Florida Keys for the 2017-2018 school year! United Way will fund the “House of Pan” Steel Pan Band this year and we are so proud to be a United Way agency for the fourth year in a row! Thanks United Way!read more >
BVMP was featured in the February 2017 edition of “Unwind” magazine. Check it out!read more >
​Check out this great article about sending Dustin and Cami to Berklee!read more >
​KW Citizen Article about Melson & Rodney Maximeread more >
Bahama Village Music Program is proud to receive a grant from the Emily Boyd Lowe Music Fund. Emily Lowe was an amazing choir director and musician who taught in the early days of BVMP. Emily’s grandchildren, Trisha and Erick Lowe, both taught at the music program as well. Thank you to Emily’s family and grant panelists for choosing more >
BVMP in Konk LifeOct 13, 2013
Article about BVMP in Konk Liferead more >
Thanks to the Green Parrot, the Grateful Guitar and Norman Van Aken, BVMP is able to start our Ukulele Orchestra with donations raised at the Fats Navarro Tribute Chicken and Waffles Brunch! Thank you!read more >
Great article in the Key West Citizen about BVMP!read more >
Great Article in the Key West Citizen about BVMP’s acceptance into the Berklee City Music Networkread more >