Brass for Africa was initially 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 has become a registered charity and has shipped over 150 donated instruments to Africa. The charity has initiated and continued to support life changing music projects for the children in three orphanages in Kampala. As well as regular brass lessons and band workshops, Brass for Africa also supports a refuge for young vulnerable girls in the slum.
Brass for Africa is also active in West Africa where the charity has completely rehoused an Orphanage in Monorovia, Liberia, and initiated a brass music project.
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.
Brass for Africa is proud to be a charity partner with British Airways and the innovative musical instrument manufacturer pBone.
Watch this lovely 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