Published on October 30th, 2016 | by TandT Newsday Newspapers


Siblings win at San Fest

Siblings Jeremy and Joella Granado, eight and 11 respectively, yesterday claimed first place in the Instrumental and Steelpan solo segments at the San Fernando Arts Council’s National Junior Arts Festival at the Creative Arts Centre in San Fernando. The duo impressed the judges with their outstanding performances and later said their victories were evident that “hard work pays off”. Jeremy, a Standard Two pupil of the San Fernando Boys’ RC Primary performed a piece titled, ‘Jeremy’s Drum Piece’ on the drums. He outshone ten other competitors in his category.

Big sister Joella, a Standard Five student of St Gabriel’s Girls RC Primary School emerged on the top after she delivered the piece, ‘Hands of Lightning’ on the steelpan. The audience thunderously applauded the performance at the end. The elated siblings were seen congratulating each other after the results were announced.  Speaking with Newsday, a smiling Joella said that she was proud of her achievement.

“I am so happy. We both worked really hard,” she said. The young musical duo reside with their parents Charmay and Peter Granado at Seukeran Street, San Fernando.  “Joella said that she began preparing for her steelpan piece six weeks ago.  “I did my best in the competition and I was so surprised when they announced that I had won because I thought everyone else performed really good,” the student said.  “She said that her parents are her biggest supporters.

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