THE SUPERSTAR BRASS BAND NORWAY CONNECTION.
The superstar Brass Band Executive Director Mr Kijjambo Zeero William and the
Director of music Mr Mpandi John Susi had a trip to Norway in may 2009 for the
17 May national celebrations.
The Norwegian national celebrations is very different in that, the celebrations are not
mounted by any military, police and prisons but only children marching and
playing Brass Band music past the Queen and Kings palace amidst jubilations,
joy, happiness, chants in the streets of Oslo and in different city all over Norway.
The marching which begins at the old fort goes through the city, the QUEENS palace
and back to town marking the end of March pass.
Other countries in world should accept that, the Norwegian national celebration
is unique and in the 21st century this is what most patriotic citizens are looking
for in their countries to have a feel of a real democratic national celebration
which is not mounted by military might, fear, restrictions and pushing from
military personnel in the name of security.
It is amazing that only in Oslo 109 one hundred and nine Brass Bands
participated in the national celebrations.
All over the country, Norwegian flags flourish which are blue, white and red in
The people wear the traditional Norwegian attire which resembles an opera singers
dress according to the region they come from which costs around 100,000 to 200,000
kronos which is equivalent to 2 to 4 million Uganda shillings. It is said that it is
the most honourable dress code for Norwegians and most people inherit it from
the GRANDIES OR PARENTS.
After the March pass of the children, the whole day past midnight is full of eating,
drinking, dancing and getting together with different people. The bars are open
throughout the night for people to enjoy the national celebrations.
OUR HOSTS THE FOMOUS FRANK ZNORT BAND.
We are very grateful to the members of the FRANK ZNORTS Band for hosting us in
Norway for 2 weeks. It was such a great experience to meet people of a different
colour, language so humorous, friendly and with a big heart to support our
project in Uganda of street kid’s eradication.
For jazz, Blues, popular, African music name it when in Oslo move down to the
famous BLO pub Frank znorts Band home get the best music of the best give it a
Through the Frank znorts Band, we where able to get second hand Brass Band
musical instruments, accessories and uniforms from a lovely Jeunte scholle Musik
Korps in HASLUM
We thank the chairman of the Band board Mr PER ANTONSEN and Mr EIRIK
BOHN BERNTSEN the band CONDUCTOR for the support to our band.
BRAVO HASLUM JEUNTE SCHOLLE MUSIK KORPS.
We also came in contact with the Vilberg Skole Korps in EIDSVOLL we had a lot
of fun with this band and got a chance to glance at the wild moose. JAMBO SAANA.
MEET THE HARD WORKING, ZEALOUS, OPEN MINDED
We where so blessed to meet SISSEL LARSEN a trumpet teacher, conductor and
music consultant in Oslo. It is so challenging to meet somebody for the first time,
speak the same language, have the same vision, ideas, interests and begin work
If you are looking for some body to work with or to teach you Brass and conducting
then do not miss this chance to contact Sissel Larsen
Email firstname.lastname@example.org or you can call her +4790277576
Do not dare to miss a chance like this to be taught by such a hard working teacher
who is their for you to see you succeed in your music career. We would like to thank
Sissel Larsen for her support and donating to us mouth pieces valve oil and much
music teaching material. WE SALUTE YOU SISSEL LARSEN
Through Sissel Larsen connection and hard work, just in 2 days we came in contact
with HASLE SCHOLES MUSIC KORPS, GRAN MUSIC KORPS and
HOYBRATEN SKOLES MUSIC KORPS.
Thanks goes to the HASLE Skoles Korps Madam BERIT for the warm welcome
and care. The school has a very strong music tradition having about 180 children
playing in the Brassband.
LONG LIVE HASLE SKOLE KORP
We thank very much the administration of the GRAN Skole for donating to us a
TUBA, EUPHONIUM, ACCESSORIES and T shirts.
Takk Hoybraten Skole Korps for hosting as and Marching around Oslo with your
We are very grateful to the conductor ANJO FLO LAUVIK and Mr LAS
OTTERSEN the band board chairman for such cooperation.
LONG LIVE HOYBRATEN SKOLES KORPS.