We are a philharmonic band of the county of Coruche, that counts already with the beautiful age of 122 years. A group of boys and girls, men and women, who under the baton of our conductor have a dream: to get a set of timpani for our band.
With the constant renewal of our repertoire, in parallel with the undeniable evolution that music for the band has witnessed, it becomes indispensable for us this update, which will challenge us to increase the level and complexity of the work we have been doing develop.
In view of the current social panorama, it is very difficult for institutions of this size - not-for-profit, and that subsist on the revenues of the various services for which they are required, as well as subsidies and the various fundraising activities developed - to fully ensure the purchase of a very expensive musical instrument. In this way, we intend with this campaign to raise funds for part of the funding involved in the purchase of at least two timpani, with a total estimated value of € 4000.
About the author
The Sociedade Instrução Coruchense was founded on April 9, 1896. There are already 122 years of uninterrupted activity, to provide its formative and cultural contribution to the people of the county and neighboring regions.
As a centennial entity, many milestones of the history passed by it: from the monarchy to the implantation of the Republic, from the dictatorial state to the proclamation of freedom. A course that was not always easy but that was achieved thanks to the commitment and dedication of musicians, maestros, directors and partners. And it is in and out of the county that it develops its activity, of between concerts, meetings of bands, parades, processions, bullfights musical animations and solemn moments.
The constant search for innovation and improvement of the work carried out in favor of music is reflected not only in the various prizes won in other contests, but also in the various projects developed. Of note are the concerts with the tenor Carlos Guilherme or with the fadista Ana Roque; thematic concerts of soundtracks with audiovisual accompaniment; the New Year's concert of 2018 with the participation of several ballet classes, among them the ballet class of Escola de Música de Nossa Senhora do Cabo (Linda-a-Velha), or the Christmas concert of 2014 under the theme "Scrooge," an original adaptation of Charles Dickens's well-known Christmas tale with a narration by José Sotero and a musical arrangement by Alexandre Almeida.
In parallel, this institution maintains a school of music, which offers musical training to those who want to enrich their training in the field of music. At the moment, it counts on about 20 students, with average age between the 8 and the 25 years, and with a faculty with superior formation in the area, that teaches the classes of musical formation (Professor Luís Estudante), Woods (teacher Samuel Matos) and Metals (Professors Carlos Silva and Luís Estudante). It is this School that is the basis of the training of the musicians who join the Band and the merited merit must be attributed to those who, day after day, commit themselves and do not give up giving their best training to these young people / musicians.
Budget and due dates
Total value (2 Timpani): 4200 €
Amount to raise with the campaign: 4000 €
PPL Commission: 344.40 €
Final amount raised: 3655.60 €
Deadline for the collection of value - 30/09/2018