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Project information

Kampala Music School - Orchestral Rehearsal Room

A specific rehearsal room, large enough to hold an orchestra in Kampala Music School, would provide young underprivileged Ugandan people with a safe place to rehearse and perform music. Children will be able to join together and harness the energy of music. It can also be used as a seminar room

3 months

Charity information: Friends Of Kampala Music School

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  • Need


    At present there is nowhere in the School big enough for a full orchestra to rehearse. As a result these underprivileged students are not discovering the true value of playing instruments with others or gaining the confidence that playing in a group gives you. There is also no space big enough to perform before an audience. This room could also be used as a seminar room internally and externally.


    It will give young dedicated Ugandans a space to rehearse and perform orchestral pieces to an audience providing them with a safe centre to build self confidence and hope amongst young Ugandans to learn and play classical music.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    To provide an Orchestral Rehearsal Room


    » By adapting the School through a refurbishment project to provide this space big enough for the Orchestra to rehearse and perform in.

    What success will look like

    By using the room for orchestral practice and performances in front of audiences made up of the residents of the surrounding area and visitors to the school.

    Aim 2

    To nurture the next generation of talented musicians in East Africa.


    » By continuing to expand the School so that the gift of music can be brought to many more students in Uganda for generations to come.

    What success will look like

    By using the room to teach and enhance the musical ability and confidence of these young Ugandans often from the backdrop of a fairly bleak existence.

  • Impact


    The School will have a permanent room to be used for rehearsals and performances as well as, seminars. It can also be rented out to outside groups and therefore will produce income to help the school flourish. The success will be demonstrated by the performances and meetings held in it, both internally and externally.


    Lack of funding. By establishing Friends of Kampala Music School as a fundraising charity for the School. Fundraising is regularly evaluated and monitored.


    Through regular evaluation reports. We have a website which will be regularly updated with progress, and also we are on Twitter and have a Facebook page where progress reports will be given. Of course if donors wish to email for a progress report, we will answer those too.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £25,000

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      Amount Heading Description
      £15,000 Refurbishment To fund and refurbish
      £3,000 Sound Management To soundproof the room by dampening reverberation
      £2,000 Decoration To create a pleasant environment for the children to work in,
      £5,000 Equipment Piano, sound equipment, furniture
  • Background


    The Orchestral Rehearsal Room is within Kampala Music School. This is in the centre of Kampala as many students and even teachers would struggle to afford transport out of town.


    The young Ugandan students who will learn so much and gain in confidence by playing in an orchestra, the teachers who will have the satisfaction of seeing the fruition of their works and the wider community who will have the benefit of a venue to hear wonderful concerts. It will also provide a seminar venue for corporates in Kampala.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    Kampala Music School (KMS) is a centre of excellence for classical music and the foremost music school in Uganda. Therefore it is essential that KMS has an orchestral rehearsal room as young underprivileged children require a place to perform. Friends of Kampala Music School is the fundraising arm for KMS.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    Fiona Carr

    Fiona is the founder of the school, and she will ensure that the project is completed to the correct specification to help the pupils.

    Kiggundu Frederick Musoke

    Fred is the Executive Director in Uganda, at the school, and so will ensure that the refurbishment project is carried out to a high standard

    Graham Carr

    Graham is Treasurer of FKMS, and will ensure that the funds are spent correctly and without waste

I know kindness, a helping hand & tutoring can change the lives of many & through music a more meaningful approach to life can be found

Rumi Verjee, Vice Patron