CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR 2018 PALM BEACH COUNTY INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC TEACHER OF THE YEAR WINNER: ALAIN GOINDOO

Mr. Alain Goindoo is the Middle School Band Director at Pahokee Middle High School, where he built the program from 0 – 74 students in the first year and now to 90 students in the second year. He created a Band Program at Canal Point Elementary with grant-awarded instruments from VH1 Save the Music and the Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation.

The positive impact of his program transitioned to every elementary school in the Glades region, leading every elementary school to create their own band programs for their students. Mr. Goindoo created a Strings Program for his students, securing 71 violins, cellos, and basses as well as two part-time string teachers. He created a Summer Strings Camp at Lynn University in order to provide for his students and 6 other Title 1 Elementary schools with free private lessons, small group ensembles, large groups ensembles, transportation, and food from the highest qualified teachers at Lynn University. In addition, Mr. Goindoo also secured scholarships, transportation, and food to the FAU Summer Band Camp.

Mr. Goindoo created a summer band camp at Palm Beach Atlantic University sponsored by the Honda Classic for 50 underprivileged students, and has secured over $300,000 in grants to support music programs in the Glades Area. He recently received Florida State University’s Young Alumni Award for accomplishments in the community and as a professional.

Mr. Goindoo also serves the Pahokee community by organizing annual food drives that provide food to children and their families. Last year Mr. Goindoo secured 14 pallets of food. Mr. Goindoo also organizes clothing/shoe drives which provide much needed shoes, socks, belts, uniforms, underwear, and essential feminine hygiene products. Mr. Goindoo also organizes toy drives to provide gifts to children who did receive anything during the holiday seasons which he gives to the children in their homes on Christmas day!!  Mr. Goindoo has made a huge impact on the Pahokee/ Canal Point communities in his years of service.

Mr. Alain Goindoo will be honored at this year’s Holly Jolly  Symphony Fête

PRIZES

  • Official 2018 INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC TEACHER OF THE YEAR framed certificate
  • Monetary Award to be used for classroom resources ($1,000 open credit at Chafin Musicenter)
  • Orchestra/Band Coaching Sessions by PB Symphony musicians during 2018-2019 school year ($2,000 value)
  • Invitation for a student ensemble of winning teacher’s choice to perform at Palm Beach Symphony’s Annual Gala (February 18, 2019 at The Breakers Palm Beach)
  • Basket of Indulgences – Winning teacher will enjoy dining, entertainment, and pampering gift items!

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Submissions are closed for the 2018-2019 School Year.