Merci Beaucoup à Lycée Molière

We have just received a large donation from local French school Lycée Molière! In November the children at the school did a fun-run at the American school in Rio’s Gávea neighbourhood, to raise money for Favela Brass and the NGO Onda Solidaria. In the end they raised R$3,308.50 for each project, and we were invitedContinue reading “Merci Beaucoup à Lycée Molière”

Goodbye, Sigrún!

It has been a week of goodbyes. On Monday we said goodbye to UK trumpet player Chris Caulfield and yesterday we said goodbye to Icelandic trombonist and violinist Sigrún K. Jónstdóttir. Sigrún is now a familiar face at the project, having already spent 3 months here in 2015. This time she was here for justContinue reading “Goodbye, Sigrún!”

Thank you, Chris Caulfield!

For the last two months, London-based (originally from Yorkshire) professional trumpet player Chris Caulfield has been giving lessons on a voluntary basis at the project. The language barrier didn’t stop Chris from getting on great with the kids and his lessons were a huge help to us. To get children off on the right footContinue reading “Thank you, Chris Caulfield!”