Making music is fun but there are other benefits not always considered. We discuss how playing in a brass ensemble improves language skills, reading skills and the well-being of children in a primary school in Bourg-Charente, Western France.
The Brass Band of Charente was created in January 2010 under the umbrella association of ‘Brass in Charente’. The association aims to promote brass music playing through teaching projects, concerts, competitions and music exchanges. The association directly runs the brass band. Francis Chiché (professional Trumpet teacher in the Departmental School of Music of the Charente) is the creator as well as the artistic and musical director. The Brass Band of Charente has 28 musicians.