and Cultural Institute Inc.
MD -- Baltimore Education and Cultural Institute Inc. (BECI),
sponsor of the Harbor Knights
Youth Steel Orchestra, recently accepted an invitation for the
children's orchestra to perform in Washington, DC. The invitation
was to play at a party, but not just anyone would be in
attendance, because the party was at the UK Embassy. The
Caribbean Night Party was a gathering of approximately 100
representatives from the following countries: Antigua & Barbuda,
Armenia, Australia, Austria, Canada, Costa Rica, El Salvador,
Finland, Gabon, Germany, Luxembourg, Malawi, Malta, Russia,
Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom and the United States. The
party was a great success with great food, beverages and the
lively entertainment provided exclusively by the Harbor Knights
Youth Steel Orchestra resulted in lots of dancing to the melodic
tunes emerging from their steel pan drums.
Knights Youth Steel Orchestra is a steel pan performing group of
children from Baltimore City. The children ages 9 to 18 are from
different communities throughout the City, including Cherry Hill
were their sponsor BECI Inc. is headquartered. The inaugural
performance for the group in April 2006 was at the St. Veronica
Catholic Church in Cherry Hill and since then, the group has
performed at over 20 engagements in and around the
Baltimore-Washington region and as far away as Philadelphia, PA.
The orchestra is an outgrowth of the successful BECI Inc. Pan
Youth Program which is an after school and summer music enrichment
program that teaches children to play the steel pan drums.
Fifteen graduates of the Pan Youth Program under the direction of
Mr. Dionne Kerr formed the orchestra as a way to promote and
expand outreach for all of the ongoing BECI Inc. community based
cultural and arts programs.
Baltimore Education and Cultural Institute Inc. is a Baltimore,
Maryland based non-profit organization. The main objective of
BECI Inc. is helping the at-risk youth in our community and
surrounding communities. Our programs assist in building or
increasing their self esteem, aid in improving the quality of life
and provide guidance, options and opportunities that are
ultimately aimed at decreasing street violence in the communities
we live in and serve. Since 1999, BECI Inc. has been serving the
children of Cherry Hill and the surrounding communities in
Baltimore, providing wholesome after school and summer enrichment
programs at no cost to the participating children.
More Information Contact:Baltimore
Education and Cultural Institute Inc.
P. O. Box 19718; Baltimore, MD 21225
Tel: (410) 551-3340
FAX: (410) 551-9630
Baltimore Education and
Cultural Institute Inc.
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