In speaking of the presentation, Mr. Heredia stated, “A request had been made by both St. Peter’s Junior College and the San Pedro R.C. School, for a marching band set. As the Minister of Culture, I decided shortly before school closed that I would definitely make a contribution. Through the ministry, I secured $3,500 for each school.”
The set that was donated to the RC School is made up of 13 pieces. Retail value for the set is around $5,000 however, with the assistance of Cayo West Minister, Hon. Contreras, Hon. Heredia was able to get the set at the bargain cost of $3,500.
He went on to state, “It is indeed a great please for me to have been able to do this. I always have in my mind first and foremost, education. This is the reason why I put a lot of emphasis on anything that can enhance the children’s talents, whether it be music, arts or crafts. I will do my best to assist these kids, because there is nothing like education combined with creativity in any school, that can make a country grow.”
The faces of the children were filled with excitement as they drummed, to no particular rhythm, but nonetheless, excited about their well-deserved gifts.