Brass for Africa

Brass For Africa

We are pleased to announce that Ambrosoli will be partnering with Brass for Africa for our community link for the 2019-2020 school year.

Brass for Africa delivers music education and life-skills training to disadvantaged children in Uganda. Offering the opportunity to young people to learn and play music has a vast range of positive impacts. These include building self-esteem, developing a sense of community and sense of achievement, while also being good fun. In addition, participation in Brass for Africa programs helps to equip children with transferable skills including perseverance, communication and self-confidence, much like our Personal Learning Goals here at Ambrosoli.
Throughout this school year, there will be a range of opportunities for the Ambrosoli community to take part in activities in partnership with Brass for Africa. In early November, Brass for Africa will be coming to launch our partnership with a special performance in assembly. Following that, a music workshop is being planned for Ambrosoli students to share in music activities with students from Brass for Africa. It is planned that Ambrosoli students who are learning instruments with Kampala Music School lessons will have the opportunity to prepare for joint performances, with children from  different backgrounds collaborating to achieve a common goal. Over the course of the school year the students at Ambrosoli will take part in sponsored class-based activities and whole-school initiative to raise funds for Brass for Africa.

Partnership with Brass for Africa will help to promote greater awareness, understanding, compassion and respect for others within our Kampala community. As well as this, it will provide opportunities for children from different backgrounds to bond and form friendships, helping them to become internationally minded global citizens. Furthermore, links with Brass for Africa will help to raise the profile of music within our school and develop a shared love of music within the wider community.

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05Mar

After school fundraising activities

Well done to all the children in the Community Link club for all their hard work preparing for yesterday’s fundraising event. They raised 382,000 UGX from their lucky dip, guess the name of the teddy, guess how many sweets in the jar and book swap. All this money will go to Brass for Africa. The children worked with enthusiasm researching fundraising ideas, preparing the activities, advertising them and then recruiting customers on the day! Like this:Like Loading...

06Feb

Community Link Club

Every Wednesday we spend one hour after school thinking about ideas to continue to support ‘Brass For Africa’ in our community link club. For example, we think of fundraising ideas to help Brass for Africa continue their music lessons for underprivileged children and buy more equipment. We also helped to organise all your presents that you donated to Brass for Africa and we delivered them in December. Another important event was the Christmas Fair, when Ambrosoli children performed with Brass...

12Dec

Brass for Africa Gift Delivery

Yesterday the children from the Community Partnership Club went to Brass for Africa’s centre in Nsambya to deliver Christmas gifts. We now know how Santa must feel when he is carrying sack loads full of gifts! A huge number of Christmas presents have been kindly donated by Ambrosoli families to help spread the festive cheer. The children presented the gifts and made short speeches to the children at Brass for Africa. We exchanged Christmas greetings and  really enjoyed hearing a...

09Dec

Christmas Fair Performance

Children from Brass for Africa and some children in Years 4-6 put on a stunning performance of Jingle Bells at the PTA Christmas Fair on Friday. During the final rehearsals, the children perfected their instrument playing and honed their performance skills. The children have done a great job of learning a song on instruments that are mainly new to them in an extremely short space of time. They all showed genuine adaptability, resilience and cooperation skills throughout the whole process....

27Nov

Performance Rehearsals with Brass for Africa

In school a group of keen, musically-minded students have been rehearsing for a performance of ‘Jingle Bells’ at the PTA Christmas Fair on December 6th. On Saturday, this group of children from Ambrosoli visited the Brass for Africa centre in Nsambya. We visited the Brass for Africa centre to do a joint rehearsal with the children there who have also been practising the same song. We had fun working together, playing a huge range of instruments, to create an instrumental rendition...

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