Look out for Deacons!
Beware, Junior Kadooment bands! Deacons Primary School is looking to capture the bulk of the prizes in this year’s celebration slated for the National Stadium on July 28.
Bandleader Dawn-Marie Alleyne declared this yesterday, stating that she was excited by the designs and the enthusiasm of the children for them.
The theme, Mekkin Sport In Bim, will be celebrating the sports played in Barbados, with focus on those held at the Garrison. This is in acknowledgement of Historic Bridgetown and Its Garrison’s recent designation as a World Heritage Site.
“I’m very excited about our designs,” said Alleyne, a Class Four teacher, who hopes her band is adjudged the most colourful.
It is the school’s and Alleyne’s second consecutive year participating in the Crop Over Festival.
Here, band designer Sonia Price putting the finishing touches to the majorette costume worn by Specheel Walkel-Mahon at the band’s launch on Saturday. At the same time, Trevor Boyce (second left) and Kymar Trotman, in their costumes, admire some of the other designs on show. (SP)