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You go to Germany or New York, you'll see Alpha boys," said Winston "Sparrow" Martin, an alumnus who has provided a musical foundation to many boys as the school's longtime band instructor while forging his own international recording career. Classical, jazz and folk music were long part of the curricula. But when the Caribbean island got wind of American rhythm and blues through distant radio signals picked up at night in the 1950s, Alpha students with trumpets, trombones and other instruments transformed that music to create upbeat accented ska, which later evolved into rocksteady and reggae. Alpha's music prog.
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training for young students to ensure the famed music program survives. "Moving forward, we're going to focus a lot more on the music program in all aspects," she said. "It won't be just instrument playing, but rather the whole business of music. "At the school, students between 8 and 18 are taught self discipline and pride while learning to read music and understand harmony and composition, if they don't focus on the school's more traditional trades like woodworking and tailoring.
Alpha currently has about 85 kids, and 25 of them are in the music program. Past students who have transcended rough starts in life to become top musicians include the four founding members of the influential band The Skatalites, the late free form jazz pioneer Joe Harriott, and dancehall deejay Yellowman. Many Adidas Originals Stan Smith Trainers
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