The Armed Forces Central Band has held a closing ceremony for its Band Upgrading Course A IV – A II Course on Thursday, 01 November 2018 at its premises, Accra.
The aim for the course was to train Military Personnel from the three Arms of Service to acquire the rudiments of music reading and playing of the various musical instruments during military parade.
The Guest of Honour, Acting Commander of Ghana Military Academy, Brigadier General Solomon Tei-Mensah Osabutey commended the 117 participants from the various Units of the Ghana Armed Forces for a successful completion of the Course.
Brig Gen Osabutey stated that command was aware of the various logistic and administrative challenges the music school faced due to lack of funds. He assured the authorities that command was working to curb the challenges.
He thanked the Commanding Officer, Lt Col AB Asare, course instructors and the entire personnel for their immense contribution toward the success of the school.
Lt Col Asare stated that he was highly impressed with the course participants as most of them came to the school without prior knowledge in music but performed exceptionally well on the course.
He prompted command that the school was saddled with various challenges which include, Limited quantity of tables and chairs, lack of vehicles among others. He added that amidst the challenges, it had lived up to the standard as a professional music school.
Course participants who did exceptionally well were awarded, Private Adjei Osikafo Davis emerged the overall best student, Private Forson Emmanuel adjudged best A IV student, Lance Corporal Forson Nathan won the best A III student and Bombadier Opare Twum Isaac won the best A II student.
Students of the School for the first time represented Armed Forces Central Band at the 2018 Ghana Military Academy Religious and Graduation parade.