Friends of India


Please save the date of Sunday 15 October 2017 from 17h00 to 19h00.

The brilliant Arquebuse Brass Band of Geneva, one of the most acclaimed brass bands in Switzerland, will be giving a concert at the Victoria Hall in Geneva. The entrance will be free, with a collection for the Richard Walsh Music School for blind children in Tamil Nadu, South India. This promises to be a spectacular event with quite a few musical surprises!

Seats will be reserved if you register before 30th September –, so please note the date in your diaries!

India has one of the highest rates of childhood blindness in the world.  Visually impaired children thrive with specialist education and support but there are not enough places for the children who need that help.  In 2009, Friends of India built an extension to a school for blind and partially sighted children to provide specialist music education.  Eight years later, what started as an extra-curricular activity for a few students, has become an integral part of the school, enabling hundreds of visually impaired children to discover, experience and explore the universal world of music. The Richard Walsh Music School now needs more instruments, a proper audio system and a bus to transport students  to concerts and events. Please help us  raise money  to spread the joy of music to children in need in a small corner of Tamil Nadu, south India.