LeBAM In Summary

LeBAM’s mission is to develop and disseminate, throughout Lebanon, music performed by community-based bands and orchestras, to promote culture, diversity, development and citizenship.

Target Populations: 10 through 18 years old young students, drawn mainly from public schools and most needy communities and populations. LeBAM also benefits music teachers and conductors through pedagogical trainings; composers, through its promotion of musical creativity (compositions and arrangements for bands). Many more ultimately benefit from LeBAM’s activities, particularly: the National Conservatoire, students families and the general public.

Main Actions: establish and manage a community-based nation-wide band program

  1. Teach Music, free and to high standards of excellence, on wind and percussion instruments that are freely put at the disposal of students. LeBAM currently has about 350 enrolled music students in four LeBAM branches: Beit Mery – Baskinta – Baakline and Tripoli.
  2. Organize and Manage Community-based Harmonic Bands and other wind ensembles, including all its music students; LeBAM currently has a one 50 members National Youth Harmonic Band; a National Jazz Band; 2 advanced, 3 intermediate and 4 beginners bands.
  3. Perform public concerts and events, outdoors and indoors, with high polyphonic quality both at national and community levels. The LeBAM National Youth Harmonic Band performed in such prestigious venues as the Victoria Hall in Geneva and the Beiteddine Festival.

Other Actions: promote and develop music in Lebanon

  1. The LeBAM Public Music Library, repository of all LeBAM teaching and performing resources. This library currently includes about 4000 materials, publicly available in the Sin el Fil “Centre de Lecture et d’Animation Culturelle” (CLAC). 
  2. The International Summer Band Camp (ISBC), a unique yearly 8 to 9 full days workshop of teaching and performing of band music, open to LeBAM and non-LeBAM music students, teachers and conductors drawn from Lebanon and the neighboring Arab and European regions. LeBAM was successful in organizing and managing ISBCs since 2009; The 2014 ISBC included 250 participants.
  3. The Festival of Bands (organized in 2011 and hopefully again in 2015).
  4. The Music Solo and Ensemble Contest (SEC) (to be hopefully organized in 2015).
  5. The mandatory teaching of music in public schools. This will require the development of an adapted pedagogy, method books and the training of teachers. This project is currently still in the planning phase, in collaboration with the Ministry of Education.

Organization: The Lebanese Band Association for the Promotion of Music (LeBAM) is a non­profit organization, non-political and non-religious-based, established in March 2008. LeBAM operates both at national and local levels through committees that oversee the proper running of the Band Music Centers.

At regional level, LeBAM currently operates through four branches: in Beit Mery, Baskinta, Baakline and Tripoli, serving the mentioned towns and their surroundings. It plans to develop 10 centers throughout Lebanon.

Collaborations: Activities are conducted in cooperation with a wide network of Lebanese and international public and private partner organizations and individuals, particularly the Lebanese National Higher Music Conservatoire.

National Organization

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National Organization

Domiciled at: Beit Mery, Lebanon, Main Street, c/o Office of MP Ghassan Moukheiber Read More...

 

National Harmonic Band

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National Harmonic Band

Started March 2011 (with the concert at the Geneva Victoria Hall) Read More...
 

National Jazz Program

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National Jazz Program

Start March 2015 The Jazz Program allows LeBAM students and all other non-LeBAM interested musicians, Read More...
 

Beit Mery Branch

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Beit Mery Branch

Established Fall 2007

Music Branch Director and Conductor: Mr. Serghei Bolun Read More...

 

Baskinta Branch

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Baskinta Branch

Established Fall 2008

Music Branch Director and Conductor: Mr. Serghei Bolun Read More...

Baakline Branch

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Baakline Branch

Established Fall 2012

Music Branch Director and Conductor: Mr. Antoine Rayes Read More...

Tripoli Branch

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Tripoli Branch

Stablished Winter 2014

Music Branch Director and Conductor: Mr. Barkev Taslakian Read More...

 

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