Kamuli Community Brass Band is a charity organisation, found in Uganda-East Africa and in Kamuli district, it was started in 2016 by TIBGALIKA GEOFREY with a goal of creating an indigenous community brass band.
This program is music for opportunities for socio, economic change and empowerment, to improve the status of disadvantaged children/ youth in Kamuli district and surrounding areas through developing their music talents through Brass /jazz Band Music both theory and practical in Kamuli district.
After graduating from University in 2014 with bachelors of Human Resource Management, thought of how I can help children in the community who are less privilleged, with my music talent and my profession, that’s why I started Kamuli community Brass Band where these children can not only learn music, but also to support them in accessing education and live a positive life.
With the savings I had made during my first Job after university, I bought 10 used brass band instruments that we started with to form this band.
Why, It’s because I thought of the only simple and quickest way to bring and unit together these children from the community not forcefully but with love and care, it was through music where they can play these western instruments while enjoying what they do and as a way of imparting in them with good morals and good behaviors and also to save their lives from drug abuse, early marriages, un wanted pregnancies in girls, HIV/AIDs and other many dangers and this has been successfully going on with the support of the parents and guardians of these children.
Kamuli Community brass band music project is very interesting socially and economically very ambitious. The project so far has (140) One hundred forty children and Some of these were refugees and those from the very poor families in the community. We train starting from 5 years of age to 22 years. We assume that by the age of 22years someone is ready to start his or her own life with the education and the music talent he or she can be able to sustain him or herself.