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Listen to Voices: Augustus Trym

Augustus Trym Henry Augustus "Gus" Trym was born in Colón in 1915 to parents who were natives of Antigua, but moved to Panama to work on the Canal. Augustus has always had a passion for music and teaching. He became an organist in his youth, getting his start in the Sunday School Christian Mission; and, as he grew older, he went on to pursue a college degree in education. Afterward, he combined his passions for teaching with his love of music to form an orchestra that played at dance halls and cabarets all over Panama. Augustus Trym is a legend in both education and music whose life is proof that when one follows their passions and chases their dreams, they will find esteem, happiness, and great accomplishment.