July 21, 2017, Norman Manley International Airport
The official Jamaica55 launch at Jamaica’s main gateway to the world included a special Alpha Boys Band performance from past students, including a large set of the most recent grads. Patrick Garrell, still a student and about to enter his second year, deserves special mention.
The Alpha Boys Band the celebration with a 1-hour performance of pop, ska and roots reggae music. Andre Palmer of Fab 5 Band as well as Sparrow Martin and Andrew Christian of the Ska Sonics added uplifting solo performances. See the photos below!
The band consisted of Sparrow Martin (trumpet), Andre Palmer (trumpet), Andrew Christian (trombone), Jordan Moncrieffe (trombone), Joven McCarthy (tenor saxophone), Devon Campbell (keyboard), Kevon Darby (trap set, vocalist) Tyreke Haughton (percussion), Patrick Garrell (bass guitar).