COVENTRY Music Hub have partnered with the charity Brass for Africa to donate 30 brass instruments to children and young people in Africa.
The Music Hub recently relocated to take up office space in the newly renovated Drapers Hall.
While they were undergoing this relocation, they discovered that they had a number of brass instruments in storage that were no longer needed.
Rather than have the instruments sit in storage, the hub contacted Brass for Africa to see if they would be interested in having the instruments.
Brass for Africa provides instruments, brass music education and life-skills training, including instrument maintenance and repair, to children in Uganda, Liberia and Rwanda.
Councillor Dr Kindy Sandhu, cabinet member for education and skills said: “I’m delighted that the Council’s Music Hub have been able to support this fantastic project by donating these instruments to Brass for Africa.
“These instruments were bought to be played by young people and sadly they’ve been sitting unused for the last couple of months.
“We’re grateful to Brass for Africa for helping us find these instruments a suitable and worthwhile new home”
Rob Stewart, UK Coordinator for Brass for Africa said: “These instruments are an amazing donation to our charity, which continues to undertake amazing work.
“Brass for Africa has grown and now supports more than 1000 children and young people every week through brass music education and these instruments will be put to great use.”
Visit https://www.brassforafrica.org/ for more information.
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