Organization and Management

a. Organization:

The LeBAM Project is, independently developed and managed by the “Lebanese Band Association for the Promotion of Music” (“LeBAM”)

الجمعية اللبنانية لنشر الموسيقى الأوركسترالية

LeBAM is a non-profit organization, non-political and non-religious-based, established on January 15, 2008 (Registration ”Ilm was Khabar” No. 283 of March 10, 2008) and operating since.

LeBAM was incorporated at the initiative of Mr. Ghassan Moukheiber, in partnership with the late Mr. Ghassan Tueini (Journalist, diplomat and Member of Parliament) and the late Dr. Walid Gholmieh (Composer and President of the National Higher Music Conservatoire) and others. LeBAM operates both at national and at community levels through branches.

 

Structure and functions at national level:

The current National Board of Directors is chaired by the founder of LeBAM Mr. Ghassan Moukheiber and includes members committed to the development of the organization.

The Board of Directors also includes Ex-Officio members, being one representative of each regional branch.

The Board of Directors is assisted by a Music Advisory Committee, which includes a number of composers and non-employed conductors and musicians, who supervise the quality of musical teaching and performance.

Funders and sponsors are Honorary Members of LeBAM, organized in categories depending on the donated amounts. They are kept informed of the LeBAM activities.

LeBAM discharges the following main functions at national level, through its national Board of Directors, Music Advisory Committee, management and volunteers,:

  • Manages the organization; establishes the policies to be followed by LeBAM at national
  • and local levels.
  • Establishes local branches, oversees and coordinates their operations and activities.
  • Sets the teaching methods and pedagogies, appoints and trains teachers and conductors, supervises the quality of music teaching.
  • Provides students, through branches, with free instruments, which are put at the disposal of students and branches, while remaining the property of LeBAM.
  • Organizes a number of national activities (e.g. concerts, International Summer Band Camp).
  • Fundraises for all national activities. It also helps branches in their fundraising efforts and may fund or subsidize their operations directly.
  • Establishes and manages relationships with all external partners.

Structure and functions at local / community / branch level:

LeBAM operates at community level through Branches, enjoying their own organizational system and governance, sustainable funding and local membership (including local sponsors and patrons) under general policies decided by the association’s central Board. Such policies and organization are embodied into special branch by-laws.

Each Branch is established by decision of the LeBAM National Board. It is managed by an autonomous Executive Committee, including a mixed membership of committed individuals of the community, including musicians, able to develop its local activities. The local branch EC includes a representative of the National Board.

The LeBAM branches discharge the following main functions At regional/community level:

  • Manage the Branch and its related Band Music Center, according to the LeBAM constitution, special Branch By-Laws and policies set by the National Board.
  • Fundraise locally to cover for running costs (e.g. mainly teachers fees, transportation … etc)
  • Organize the main activities of music teaching and band rehearsals,
  • Plan and organize local concerts,
  • Coordinate relations with parents, students, schools and community partners.
  • Care, through students, for the instruments put at their disposal.

 

Each Branch EC is assisted by a parents committee and an advanced students committee, which has proven to be a very effective in assisting the faculty and the EC in the Branch activities.

 

So far, LeBAM includes four branches:

  1. Beit-Mery, Metn in Mount Lebanon (covering the town of Beit Mery and its vicinity), the first Branch established upon the incorporation of LeBAM in the fall of 2007.
  2. Baskinta, Metn in Mount Lebanon (covering the town of Baskinta and its vicinity), the second Branch, established in the fall of 2008.
  3. Baakline, covering various towns in the Chouf, the fourth Branch, established in the fall of 2011.
  4. Tripoli, established in the winter of 2013.

 

LeBAM aims at establishing as many branches as possible throughout Lebanon, particularly in rural areas, depending on the development of available instruments, funds and growth in number of competent teachers, conductors and interested students.

Each branch will develop one band at least. However, with time, more harmonic bands and other ensembles will be developed in surrounding towns and villages.

It is expected that, once launched, each regional LeBAM branch will be self sustainable as from the third or fourth year of operation. Each branch will have to develop its own Executive Committee, group of sponsors and funding plan, thus drawing on the financial and moral support of the local community for its current expenses.

 

 

d. Membership:

At national level, membership at large includes all individuals and organizations interested and able to develop the LeBAM Project at a national level.

Individual and institutional funders are considered honorary members into various categories, depending on the amounts funded.

At community/branch level, the membership includes members of the community involved in the management and operations of the Branches (particularly those interested in the teaching and promotion of music), parents, community-based patrons and friends. 

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...

 

LeBAM Sponsors

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