||Last Updated: Feb 6, 2017 - 2:32:04 PM
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
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.
ABOUT KAZZ FORBES
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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