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Posted by:Nov 7th 2003, 02:27:35 pm
KimberlyHi, everyone. If you're planning to wire funds to the Briland Modem Fund in support of the youth band's upcoming trip to Miami, it'd be really helpful were you to give me a heads up via e-mail at While the Bank of America can tell me that funds are coming in, they can't tell me right away who the funds are coming from [and to which project they're for] ... at which point we have to wait for the monthly statement to figure out who wants to give what $$ to which project being supported by the Fund.

Thanks for your patience!
Posted by:Nov 7th 2003, 01:18:19 pm
Fig Tree News TeamThank you, everyone, for your commitment of support to the local Briland Youth Band as they get ready for their prime-time debut on U.S. television later this month. Please get your donations to Corporal Howie Pinder at your earliest convenience, as thirty kids are busy raising money to support their exciting trip.

Congratulations to Cardaro Percentie, Oquendo Neely, Shawn Neely, Asa Brown, Trevor Higgs, Jack Higgs, Micheal Higgs, Antonio Knowles, Kevin Jonnasaint, Troy Higgs Sr., Mario Francis Jr., Maxwell Higgs Jr., Kennardo Stewart, Marcus Saunders, Deangelo Johnson, Patrick Lewis, Latholeo Winder, Jefferson Curtis, Craig Francis, Sadale Pennerman, Adale Albury, Juan Sawyer, Maurice Percentie, Ambrose Carey, Shemiar Saunders, Tamika Roberts and Candice Major of the Briland Youth Band ... and best of luck in Miami. Chaperones are Cpl. Howie Pinder, bandleader Daschiel Roberts and Kayla Davis of Harbour Island District Council.

Harbour Island is so proud of you all!
Posted by:Oct 21st 2003, 08:36:49 pm
KimberlyTo wire or mail a donation to the Briland Modem Fund, please note Account No. 21734 08237, ABA Wire 12100035-8. Checks and money orders can be mailed to Bank of America, Briland Modem Fund, 255 North Pass Avenue, Burbank CA 91505.

Thanks for everyone's support so far ... you're going to make the November event very, VERY memorable for 30 lucky members of the Briland Youth Band, led by the incomparable Cpl. Howie Pinder.
Posted by:Oct 21st 2003, 04:25:31 pm
Fig Tree News TeamKerlick, Kerlick! The Bahamas Salutes the Miami Dolphins
Junkanoo Rushers Highlight November Halftime Show in Florida

[22 October 2003 – Miami, Florida and Harbour Island, Bahamas] The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism, the Bahamas Tourist Office, Briland Management, the Briland Youth Band and Barabbas Woodside are happy to announce the first Official Bahamas Junkanoo Tribute to the Miami Dolphins, set for halftime during the NFL game scheduled for November 16, 2003 at Pro Player Stadium in Miami, Florida. Not only is this the first time a foreign country has ever paid tribute to an NFL team, but it also marks the first time that Bahamian-style Junkanoo music will be performed as a halftime show at an NFL game

The Bahamas Tourist Office is covering many of the expenses for thirty members of the the Briland Youth Band, including funds to create the costumes for the complete traveling group of 150 music makers from Harbour Island, Nassau and Freeport. Barabbas Woodside, award-winning Junkanoo designer from Nassau, is donating his time to build the Junkanoo costumes in Miami Dolphins’ team colours at cost, donating his time to create the group’s costumes as well as designing forty authentic Junkanoo hats to be worn by the Miami Dolphin cheerleaders throughout the game.

Briland Management is producing 15,000 music CDs to be given away at the stadium event, complete with cover photo shot on Harbour Island and commemorating the event. The CD features four brand-new tunes from Harbour Island’s popular Courage Band, including a special song, “Dolphin Hustle,” written especially for the Miami Dolphins. Briland Management is also underwriting the costs for ten Harbour Islanders working at the event as musicians, performers, dancers, security personnel, including all of the members of The Brilanders music group.

The Miami Dolphins have provided a VIP suite for all visiting Bahamian dignitaries, and Briland Management will be bringing the prime minister of the Bahamas, the Hon. Perry G. Christie into Miami for the celebration. Bahamian media has been invited to the event and will be provided with press credentials.

Corporal Howie Pinder of Harbour Island, Daschiel Roberts and Kayla Davis of Harbour Island will be escorting the Briland Youth Band during their weekend trip to Miami, and are coordinating the raising of all additional funds needed for the youth band Loys Whelan of Briland Management. The group is seeking a total community donation of $9,000, at $300 per band member, to cover meal and travel costs for the Harbour Island bandmembers. Donations can be made on the island directly to Cpl. Pinder at the Harbour Island Police Station, or by mailing or wiring funds to the Briland Modem Fund’s stateside account at Bank of America. For more information, please e-mail Kimberly King-Burns at BMF, All contributions would be very much appreciated. We thank you for your continued support, and look forward to seeing you in Miami!

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