Young students perform at the annual International Summer Band Camp, Wednesday, July 27, 2016. (The Daily Star/Hasan Shaaban)
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More than 230 students – from preteens to young adults – participated in the intensive program which is organized by the Lebanese Band Association for the promotion of Music and partially sponsored by the U.S. Embassy.The students' efforts will culminate in a concert at NDU Saturday when everyone will perform while the most experienced students will also perform in the Beiteddine Art Festival Sunday.Founded in 2008 by MP Ghassan Moukheiber in collaboration with the late MP Ghassan Tueni and late head of the Lebanese National Higher Conservatory of Music Walid Gholmieh, the organization aimed to establish a music program to promote cultural diversity and citizenship.The summer camp, which strives to teach conflict resolution through music, is directed by Dr. Gene Aitkan, a permanent guest conductor and music consultant at LeBAM.Unlike at the National Conservatory, students study and perform together, in groups –which teaches them to listen to one another and work together.It includes big band music, American and classic pieces as well as pop and generic music for the younger ones.The U.S. Embassy sponsored two other music programs this summer.
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