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

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