National Organization

Incorporated on March 2008 (Registration ”Ilm was Khabar” No. 283 of March 10, 2008)

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

Contacts: Tel. 00961-4-871311

National Board of Directors Chair: H. E. Me. Ghassan Moukheiber (Member of Parliament and lawyer)

In Memoriam of the deceased past founding members:

  • H.E. Ghassan Tueini (former Journalist, Editor of the Annahar Newspaper, Member of Parliament, Minister, Ambassador).
  • Dr. Walid Gholmieh (former Director and Chairman of the National Higher Music Conservatoire).

 

National Music Supervision Officers:

 

  • Senior Music Advisor and Guest Conductor: Dr. Eugene Allan (Gene) Aitken (USA based Music Pedagogue, Jazz Specialist)
  • National Music Director: Mr. Serghei Bolun (Conductor and Tuba Teacher)
  • National Coordinator – Assistant National Music Director: Mr. Antoine Rayess (Conductor and Music Theory Teacher)
  • Early Music Education Coordinator: Dr. Ibrahim Baltaji (Music Theory Teacher – Kodaly Method Expert – Chair of the Lebanese Kodaly Society)

 

The LeBAM Music Advisory Committee:

 

  • Ms. Hiba Kawas (Composer, Conductor, Board Member of the Lebanese National Higher Music Conservatoire)
  • Dr. Walid Mousallem (Conductor, Director of the Lebanese National Higher Music Conservatoire)
  • Mr. Kifah Fakhoury (Composer, Conductor, former director of the Jordanian National Conservatoire)

 

  • Mr. Georges Herro (Composer, Conductor, former General and head of the Lebanese Army Band)
  • Mr. Rami Ayash (pop singer, musician)
  • Mrs. Oumayma El Khalil (singer)
  • Mr. Hani Siblani (composer – pianist)

 

Structure and functions at national level:

 

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 its 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.

The LeBAM branches discharge the following main functions at regional/community level through its local Executive Committee, Parents Committee, Advisory Students Committee, management and volunteers,:

 

  • 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 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.

Each Branch EC is assisted by a Parents Committee and an advanced Students Advisory 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 third Branch, established in the fall of 2012.
  4. Tripoli, covering Northern city of Tripoli and its vicinities, the fourth Branch, established in the fall 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.

Branches planned for future development are the following: Beirut - Tyre, Saida (South) - Zahle, Baalbeck (Bequaa) - Kesserwan at NDU (Mount Lebanon)

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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