Band helps disabled kids

Taipei Times
Date: Jul 28, 2019
By: Su Meng-chuan and Sherry Hsiao  /  Staff reporter, with staff writer

A Taichung-based band of musicians with Down syndrome on Tuesday and Wednesday held a free

The members of a Taichung-based band made up of musicians with Down syndrome pose in an undated photograph.
Screen grab from the band’s Facebook page

summer camp for students with disabilities using the money it raised from performances.

The band members — Chou Yi-chia (周以嘉), Chen Shu-wen (陳舒妏), Chou Tse-han (周則翰), Yeh Kuan-ting (葉冠霆), Chen Shang-che (陳尚哲), Chi Peng-feng (紀芃逢), Chan Chih-yu (詹芷瑜) and Sun Yu-yin (孫郁茵) — learned to play the ocarina with their families’ encouragement.

It took them six months to learn how to correctly cover the holes on the wind instrument to play scales, they said.

The members, whose average age is 20, learned tunes with a lot of rehearsing and passed a street performers’ license exam, they said.    [FULL  STORY]

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