Welcome to the official site of the Kopeyia School Brass Band!
We invite you to listen to our music, learn more about us and: to get involved yourself!
Initiated by pianist and trombonist Jo Junghanss and his project “Music Works!” we promote music education and performance for students of the Kopeyia School, a Junior High School in the rural village Kopeyia in the Aflao region, Ghana.
Our project is facilitated and administered in close collaboration with the Dagbe Center in Kopeyia, an institution specialized in providing high standard education in a broad spectrum of traditional cultural heritage of the Ewe people.
Initiated through generous funding chosen for the “Davis Projects for Peace” the Kopeyia School Brass Band promotes the core value of Davis projects. For this project peace is defined through cross-cultural learning and understanding within the context of music education and performance.
TRADITION AND RENEWAL:
Our work in teaching and performance is based upon the existing music tradition in the region. Introducing music of different cultures we communicate that cultural identity and” openness are complementary and foster international understanding.
OUR CURRENT GOALS:
Our medium term goals include expanding the capacity of the project to reach out to more students, expanding repertoire and skills, include training in Math and English and developing an exchange with music groups outside Ghana.
Music Works! is entirely supported by donations. Currently we need further instruments and materials for classes. Your donation will be used directly for our work on the ground. Simply Contact us.
We work in close collaboration with the “Kopeyia Ghana School Fund” (KGSF), a non – profit organization in the USA. To make a tax deductible contribution in the USA, make a check payable to KGSF and include a note in the memo line of the check that the donation is intended to support the Brass Band: Kopeyia Ghana School Fund Inc., 1056 Oakland Court, Teaneck, NJ 07666, USA