Selected students from Marlborough Primary School have the opportunity to take part in the Just Brass music program run by the Salvation Army in Ringwood.
Music has long been understood to have beneficial effects on the education and wellbeing of young people. Just Brass builds children’s confidence, self-esteem and ability to thrive in school.
Students are provided with a brass instrument and given free individual or small group lessons once a week at school. After school on Fridays, students are taken by bus to the Ringwood Salvation Army where they take part in ensemble rehearsals with students from other schools in beginner, intermediate and senior bands. Concerts are held throughout the year. Senior band members also have the opportunity to play with the Genesis Brass youth band.