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Saint George Fashion House designs TCI Brass Band Uniform
Jun 18, 2012 - 9:03:16 AM

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South Caicos, Turks and Caicos Islands  – Members of the Turks and Caicos Brass Band will soon parade in new uniform designed and made locally by the country’s own fashion label; Saint George Fashion House (SGFH) by Kazz Forbes.

Elery James, administrative executive and public relations officer tells, “Having the country’s number one Brass Band uniform designed by the country’s number one designer speaks volume of our modernization and approach to representing the Turks and Caicos Islands both locally and internationally.

The Turks and Caicos Brass Band will continue to incorporate the country’s flag colors in all of our uniforms, but this time in a sleek, classic and youthful look as appose to the traditional band uniform. Again, we are eternally grateful and look forward with great anticipation and excitement to parading in our new uniforms by Saint George Fashion House with National Pride.”

The Band was birth under the leadership of Hoplyn Parker on his return to the Turks and Caicos Islands from Grand Bahama, Bahamas. Being a member of the Grand Bahama Brass Band, he thought it best to have a band in the Church of God of Prophecy in Providenciales. Parker took the matter up with the pastor of the church, then: Pastor James C. Williams, who readily agreed.

In April 1075 with five students, Hoplyn Parker originated music classes. As the students advanced in music, they established themselves as the Provo Brass Band. In May 1976, the Provo Brass Band made their debut at a Sunday evening church service. To the amazement of all; their music was well accepted. Also on return to the Turks and Caicos Islands, Percy Williams assisted Hoplyn Parker and became actively involved with the brass band.

“It is indeed a privilege to be at work with members of the Turks and Caicos Brass Band, on an exciting assignment. The merchandise is well thought-out. Myself along with members of the Turks and Caicos Brass Band are equally excited and enthusiastic to see the finale results.” said Kazz Forbes, principal designer and proprietor of Saint George Fashion House.

Kazz Forbes is a fashion designer and noted fashion and commercial photographer of South Caicos, based in Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands. Forbes has completed campaigns and projects for Digicel TCI, TCI Top Model Contest & Fashion Extravaganza, Alicia Shulman Jewel NYC, VH1 Save The Music Foundation, Jockey, Miss Earth Canada Organization, MTV UK, Islands of the World Fashion Week, Miss Bahamas Pageant, Miss Turks & Caicos Universe, Montreal Mode & Fashion Festival, Nu Woman Magazine and Royele Model Management, to name but a few. His work has appeared in countless publications, broadcast, print and digital media.

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