Banco Itau is hosting a special Christmas party, which will be attended by individuals from The Pines Retirement Homes and the Lighthouse School and feature music by students from the Cayman Music School.
The event will be held on Saturday, 17 December, from 5pm to 7pm outside Ortanique in Camana Bay.
Banco Itau President Andreas Economides said as part of the company’s contribution to community and culture, a Social and Community Service Committee is responsible for making donations to charitable organisations.
He said in addition to inviting individuals from the Pines and the Lighthouse School, it was envisioned the Cayman School of Music would benefit from performing publicly.
“We feel that for the children from the school to interact with some of the other groups we endeavour to assist, while also being able to use and exhibit their skills is going to be a wonderful thing,” he said. “This is a great opportunity for us all. To interact with some of our charities in a cohesive way that everyone will enjoy.”
Mr. Economides said the public is welcome.
“We would like for the event to grow from year to year,” he said.
The musical items will include numbers from notable musicians from the Cayman Music School, such as Magic Voice Scholarship Winner Zariah Anglin, who will be singing Santa Clause is Coming to Town. There will also be a medley from the Cayman Music School Choir and performances by the children’s band and chorus.
“We are quite pleased to be a part of this event. Banco Itau has always been at the ready to assist the Cayman Music School in any way they can and it is our pleasure to deliver a high standard musical event. It is also a great opportunity for the students to share their skills and they are all very eager to participate,” said Inna Kazakova, co-owner and piano teacher of the school.
Banco Itau is an offshore bank that has had a presence in the Cayman Islands for nearly 15 years.
“It is also a part of my values as a manager and a person,” he said. “When you can contribute, you have to do it. We realise the importance of community and cultural participation and contribution.”