August 15th, 2019
Foxy Callwood, owner of Foxy’s Tamarind Bar, has announced the reopening of Foxys’ School of Music on Jost Van Dyke. The opening ceremony of the School of Music was held on August 14, 2019 with a large crowd and several government officials in attendance including the Minister for Natural Resources and Labour Vincent Wheatley for a ribbon cutting ceremony.
According to the announcement, “The purpose for the School of Music is to provide free musical instruction for children of all ages. Originally opened prior to Hurricane Irma, the school was well attended by its students; unfortunately Hurricane Irma destroyed the building. Now with an amazing amount of help from David and Katherine Dietrich, Tony Martin, Michael Richardson, The Motivational Edge, Monza and many others the School of Music is Ready! A Brand new building!”
“Foxy is firmly of the view that music is a critical part of heritage and culture now and in the future. While many may worry that the culture of the Virgin Islands and particularly Festival time is being lost to modern customs and music, Foxy offers the School of Music as a great example of a grassroots effort to instill pride and love of culture in our children. Special thanks to Geoff Day for his fantastic art work, we love it!,” the announcement stated.
Foxy’s School of Music, on Jost Van Dyke, British Virgin Islands, provides all school-aged children with music instrument classes, music production and audio recording classes and also access to a recording studio.