The Charter Oak Cultural Center/Funky Dawgz Brass Band Program (run by UCONN’s Assistant Director of Marching Bands – Marvin McNeill) is an after-school and summer educational enrichment program, based on the New Orleans Brass Band tradition that serves as a vehicle to empower underserved communities in Hartford through learning, performing, and composing music. In addition, this program is focused on making a connection with youth at a critical juncture in their intellectual and social development to help influence and make a difference in their current lives and their future. The Brass Band Program is also committed to offering a high quality and engaging program which will reinforce the importance of having sound values and the importance of being productive citizens. The brass band is essentially a leadership program embedded in a music program.
Find out what happens when a highly skilled teaching artist transforms a classroom lesson about math or reading into a creative and interactive artistic experience. You might even have a chance to exercise your own inner artist.
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