Music instruments donated to New AME Church brass band

The Ellen GAllz, Chargee d'Affaires of the German Embassy in Windhoek and the Head of Goethe-Institut Namibia Daniel Stoevesandt last week (Thursday) handed over donations of musical instruments to the New African Methodist Episcopal Church Brass Band.

In a joint media statement issued on Friday, the donated equipment include ten music stands, three cornets, three trumpets, three trombones valued at about N.dollars 119 124.

The music equipment were handed over on the occasion of the celebrations on the day of Germany Unity at the residence of the Germany Ambassador Designate, read the statement.

According to the statement, the cultural programme work is to promote art and exhibition, film, theatre, dance, literature, and music which is a key component of the foreign cultural and education policy of the Federal Republic of Germany since it strengthens intercultural encounters and communication.

The statement further revealed the donated instruments will enable the band to reach out to even more young people and increase the scope of their work.

The New African Methodist Episcopal Brass Band is about the youth and is led by Kaptein Hendrik Ismael Witbooi and has so far performed several times at notable occasions including Independence day celebrations, read the statement.

During the occasion the Brass Band played the German and Namibian national anthems as well as some songs to entertain about 400 guests.

Church Brass Band which is made up of young musicians from Windhoek and the surrounding areas was represented by its conductor, Kaptein Hendrik Witbooi.

Source: Namibia Press Agency