Music plays an important role in Mayatan's curriculum. Students begin to learn music in first grade, and as they continue through Primary and Secondary school they practice regularly and learn theory, building up catalogs of songs and practicing on flutes, keyboards, guitars, percussion, and other instruments.
Many students also participate in the Mayatan marching band. Marching bands are highly-regarded throughout Honduras, and no event is more important than the annual Independence Day parade on September 15th. Mayatan's marching band practices in the weeks leading up to the event, and parades through the streets of Honduras along with other schools.
Another important event is the "Día Folklorico," a holiday that celebrates Honduran folk music, dance, dress, and other customs. From a young age, Mayatan students learn to play traditional songs like "Conozco Honduras" and "Candu," old ballads that describe traditions, daily life, and peasant and folk culture in their country.
Just because we've progressed, however, doesn't mean that we don't have a long way to go. Our music program is outfitted with donated instruments and materials, including books, sheet music, and stereo and PA equipment. Find out about our needs and how you can support music at Mayatan.