MONTEGO BAY, St James - The Montego Bay High School Past Students Association will this Saturday stage a concert dubbed:'Wonderful Women of Worth in Concert', at the school's auditorium, as part of efforts by the association to raise funds for the expansion of the institution.
Set to start at 6:00 pm, the concert features Jamaica's singing powerhouse trio, PaKaGe.
The group comprises three of Jamaica's established female singers, who have all been fixtures on the Jamaican cabaret and live performance scenes for many years. They are Patricia Edwards, Karen Smith, and Gem Myers.
Edwards is the former lead singer of the group Ebony, while Smith is known for her musical styles, from jazz to reggae. Myers, who once caught the eye of British band Culture Club, had hit songs in the 1980s with a cover of Jean Knight's Mr Big Stuff and the Fab 5-produced One Man Woman, which remains her signature song.
A number of past students are also scheduled to perform at the event, which organisers say “will be a night to remember.”
“We're hoping to rally up the support of our past students … we invite everyone to attend our concert as it promises to be entertaining for the entire family,” said Kareen Binns, Montego Bay High School Past Students Association president.
Binns noted that the school's administration is currently in discussions with the owners of a premises located behind the existing school, and are hoping to purchase the property in time for the start of the upcoming academic year.
“The purchase will cost $25 million and will provide much-needed classroom and facility space for the school which has more than 700 students,” she said.
Tickets for the concert are priced at $1,500 for adults, $1000 for students with ID, and $500 for children under-12.