The Hudson Valley Brass is a brass quintet that was formed at Bard College in 2013. Trombonist Weston Sprott of the Metropolitan Opera invited us to perform at Stellenbosch, South Africa's only international music festival. For 10 days we will rehearse and perform and mentor other participants and youth groups. All costs are covered except our round-trip plane tickets to Stellenbosch.
We need to raise $10,000 for airfares for the five of us! We also plan to bring used brass instruments to donate to South African children who cannot afford them. This will be possible only if we raise the necessary travel funds! Your generous donations will not go unrewarded--we offer everything from signed photos to concerts at your house!
This project will allow us to be cultural ambassadors for our art form both in the Hudson Valley and South Africa, representing classical music as a genre and a cultural phenomenon.
"I can't donate any money, but can I help?"
Of course! We will accept a number of working musical instruments as donations but contact us first for details. Please help us get the word out! Tell a friend, post our link on Facebook, and come to our performances! We'd love to see and hear from you.