The Mandela Metro School of Arts (MMSA) has been offered the amazing opportunity to send its students to an exchange programme in Norway where they will get the chance to better their music skills.


The Mandela Metro School of Arts has been given the opportunity to send their band to Norway for an exchange programme. The school has partnered with a Norwegian professor and Nelson Mandela University to take 40 students to the country for 2-weeks.

The programme will see the band members experience the culture, attend rehearsals and have seminars with band conductors and teachers at The Arctic University of Norway. The brass and woodwind band consists of a variety of instruments such as the clarinet, trumpet, saxophone and trombone.

The group head off on their once in a lifetime trip in May 2018. The group will be accompanied by their band conductor Ryan van Buchenroder.

“This is a learning experience for us and to be taught by people who are far more advanced musically is a blessing. They are the top of the range in my opinion.

“This opportunity will help us better our skills,”

MMSA is a non-profit organisation that takes in children of any age and helps them learn to read music and play the instrument of their choice. The founder, Alton September, saw the need for a school like this and made his dream come true about 5-years ago when opening the school.

You can find out more about the school here and follow their journey in May.

Sources: Herald Live
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