Steven Jamal Grant, Sr. is a Georgetown High School Alumni. He is a 2011 graduate of Strand College, as a licensed barber and cosmetologist. He was, formerly, the Minister of Music for Shields Chapel F.B.H. Church in Myrtle Beach, SC. He is, currently, the keyboardist for Spirit Filled Ambassadors for Christ in Andrews, SC. He attended SC State University as a business major and remains involved with the University as a member of their Omicron Ezra Chapter of Gamma Phi Delta Christian Fraternity and Bongo Brothers, Incorporated. He has a heart for music and even greater love for youth and helping them to be involved in life changing opportunities. One such exciting and life altering opportunity is embodied in the Prem1er Community Drumline.
Mr. Grant began preparing for the inception of the community drumline by purchasing drums and refurbishing them for a period of a year and a half prior to Prem1er Community Drumline’s debut performance at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Parade, Georgetown, SC, in January 2016. Prem1er Community Drumline has grown from 11 youth to 76 total youth involvements. In 2017, Prem1er was expanded to include a flag line, dance line, cheer and baton components. The fundamental purpose of the Prem1er Community Drumline is to instill the youth with an appreciation for music and its connection with building confidence and self-esteem. Youth that are involved are apt to be more engaged in their studies and their communities. It helps them to be better connected to their surroundings and rise to their innate potential within.
Mr. Grant has been awarded with an Everyday Hero Award from the Howard High School Alumni Association ( December 2017), Georgetown Branch of the NAACP Award for an Outstanding Youth Advocate (May 2018), and an award from New Hope UME Church (September 2018) for his dedicated service. Under Mr. Grant’s direction, he strives for the youth to focus on the development of self-respect, respect for others, discipline and community pride.