Musical instruments needed after Wupperthal church brass band loses all in fire

The historic town of Wupperthal, near Clanwilliam in Cape Town was ravaged by fire in December 2018, leaving an estimated 200 people homeless, destroying the town hall and school.

What is not so well known is that town's brass band lost its instruments in the blaze.

Now the church is appealing to the members of the public to help them get the band up and running with donations of musical instruments, saying music plays such an important role in the community and church.

The president of the Moravian Church, Reverend Godfrey Cunningham is appealing to the generous public to get the brass band in operation again.

Read: Fire-ravaged Wupperthal gets much-needed helping hand to rebuild

The music in the Moravian Church is very paramount. The brass music started in the 1800s already in South Africa and is characteristic of the Moravian Church.

Reverend Godfrey Cunningham, President - Moravian Church

The brass band contributes to the ministry of the Moravian Church in South Africa.

Reverend Godfrey Cunningham, President - Moravian Church

We appeal for any brass band instrument that is necessary for the band of Wupperthal. If there is anyone having instruments that our young people can use, we will really appreciate that.

Reverend Godfrey Cunningham, President - Moravian Church

The church has also established the brass band fund where people can make a contribution towards it.

MCSA Wupperthal Brass Band Fund

Standard Bank A/C 078051738

Branch Code: 051001

To hear the rest of the conversation, listen below:


Recommended

by NEWSROOM AI
Read More
Why IFP thinks it would be 'breath of fresh air' in the Western Cape

Why IFP thinks it would be 'breath of fresh air' in the Western Cape

Chief whip in Parliament Narend Singh joins Kieno Kammies on air to discuss why the party deserves your vote.

'Polls are showing there really is no threat to the DA in Western Cape'

'Polls are showing there really is no threat to the DA in Western Cape'

Kieno Kammies speaks to political analyst about the Western Cape, and what the predictions are for the 2019 elections.

Khulu Phasiwe: My little boy would repeat everything I said about load shedding

Khulu Phasiwe: My little boy would repeat everything I said about load shedding

Former Eskom spokesperson describes how his duties in dealing with the media often began at 5am and lasted until 10pm.

Cape Town train fire CCTV footage leads to arrest

Cape Town train fire CCTV footage leads to arrest

Regional head of Metrorail Richard Walker discusses the Sunday train carriage fires and the arrest of one suspect.

17 pedestrians killed on W Cape roads over Easter weekend

17 pedestrians killed on W Cape roads over Easter weekend

Provincial Traffic Chief Kenny Africa outlines some of the worst traffic fatalities over the long weekend.

[LISTEN] Naledi Pandor: I didn't want to be treated differently from any student

[LISTEN] Naledi Pandor: I didn't want to be treated differently from any student

Minister of Higher Education recently received her Ph.D. from the University of Pretoria.

Popular articles
[LISTEN] Naledi Pandor: I didn't want to be treated differently from any student

[LISTEN] Naledi Pandor: I didn't want to be treated differently from any student

Minister of Higher Education recently received her Ph.D. from the University of Pretoria.

Paramedics fear for their lives as attacks on EMS crews continue

Paramedics fear for their lives as attacks on EMS crews continue

An ambulance crew was held at gunpoint, assaulted and robbed of their belongings while on a call out in Khayelitsha.

3 emergency numbers you should have on speed dial and how they work

3 emergency numbers you should have on speed dial and how they work

These are the emergency numbers you should have on your cellphone and this is what you must understand about how they work.