Favela Brass offers at-risk children in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, the chance to transform their lives by learning a brass instrument and playing in a band.

 

We provide:

 

 

Free tuition for our students in the Pereira da Silva favela in Santa Teresa and in local public schools

 

Instruments for our children to practice on at home

 

Opportunities for the children play in public and participate in musical exchanges with other children in Rio de Janeiro and beyond

 

Favela Brass offers at-risk children in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, the chance to transform their lives by learning a brass instrument and playing in a band.

 

We provide:
 

Free tuition for our students in the Pereira da Silva favela 

in Santa Teresa and in local public schools

 

Instruments for our children to practice on at home

 

Opportunities for the children play in public and participate in

 musical exchanges with other children in Rio de Janeiro and beyond

 




Favela Brass is a free music school for underprivileged children from the Pereira da Silva favela and neighboring public schools in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. 


Founded in 2014 by British trumpeter Tom Ashe, the school provides instrumental music classes (wind and percussion) and early childhood music education to 150 students between ages five and 15. Favela Brass focuses on the study of both Brazilian and American music, namely traditional samba from Rio and New Orleans’ jazz.


In concert, Favela Brass regularly features two groups: the Fanfarra Collective, composed of 15 intermediate students playing popular Brazilian tunes, and the Favela Brass Band, consisting of ten advanced students playing samba and second line music (often performing Rebirth Brass Band and Hot 8 Brass Band arrangements from New Orleans).

 

 

 

Favela Brass is a free music school for underprivileged children from the Pereira da Silva favela and neighboring public schools in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. 

 

Founded in 2014 by British trumpeter Tom Ashe, the school provides instrumental music classes (wind and percussion) and early childhood music education to 150 students between ages five and 15. Favela Brass focuses on the study of both Brazilian and American music, namely traditional samba from Rio and New Orleans’ jazz.

 

In concert, Favela Brass regularly features two groups: the Fanfarra Collective, composed of 15 intermediate students playing popular Brazilian tunes, and the Favela Brass Band, consisting of ten advanced students playing samba and second line music (often performing Rebirth Brass Band and Hot 8 Brass Band arrangements from New Orleans).

 

Favela Brass is a free music school for underprivileged children from the Pereira da Silva favela and neighboring public schools in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. 

 

Founded in 2014 by British trumpeter Tom Ashe, the school provides instrumental music classes (wind and percussion) and early childhood music education to 150 students between ages five and 15. Favela Brass focuses on the study of both Brazilian and American music, namely traditional samba from Rio and New Orleans’ jazz.

 

In concert, Favela Brass regularly features two groups: the Fanfarra Collective, composed of 15 intermediate students playing popular Brazilian tunes, and the Favela Brass Band, consisting of ten advanced students playing samba and second line music (often performing Rebirth Brass Band and Hot 8 Brass Band arrangements from New Orleans).