Brass for Africa was formed in 2009 when amateur musicians from the Bracknell and Wokingham Community Band raised funds to ship 30 brass instruments to the slums of Kampala. Since then Brass for Africa have shipped over 100 donated instruments to Uganda and have initiated and continued to support music projects in three orphanages in Kampala. As well as regular brass lessons and band workshops Brass for Africa also funds a choral program within the homes.
Brass for Africa has also rehoused a small orphanage in Liberia and initiated a music program for the children of the home.
The opportunity to learn and play music has been life changing for these extremely disadvantaged children bringing them joy, a new found self confidence, self belief and pride in their community.
Watch this 3 minute film taken in Kampala in January 2013 when a Brass for Africa team of Music and Art Teachers visited the projects to work with the children and youths