The MB industries develop a Social Project where poor children can learn music for free. Besides sponsoring the Project, MB cases offers their facilities and children can learn musical language, theory, chamber music, choral and how to play brass and percussion instruments. Three musical groups were generated from the Lyra Bragança Project, the first was the brass band called Lyra Bragança, formed by the most advanced students and which playing in a specific place built for the Project in the yard of the Company MB, Fanfarra Alegretti which has its activities at the Luiz Roberto Pinheiro Alegretti State School and Fanfarra Ecoa. The brass band Lyra Bragança is a band that follows the standards of the Martial Bands and that has frequently been performing in Bragança and in the neighboring cities. It was champion in all championships which participated in the categories Musical Body. Fanfarra Alegretti, created from a partnership with the school’s director, Teacher Marisa Estevam, Association of Parents and Teachers and the Regional Board of Education, also received several awards in championships and meetings. Fanfarra Ecoa started its activities in 2019, at the ECOA – Espaço de Convivência e Aprendizado that works as a school shift where children living in the periphery of the city at risk participate.
On Saturday the Project offers a full Day of music classes and the children have breakfast, lunch and afternoon meal.
The Project results are wonderfull, the children have developed many qualities, like good behavior at school and at home.
To participate on the Project, children need good grades and frequency at school. Besides music, the children learn notions of respect, education and good manners. The more involved with the music farther they get from drugs and crime.
Watch Lyra Bragança playing at Sala São Paulo.