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BRAVO Cesar Chavez

BRAVO Cesar Chavez
Two young musicians in their first concert performance, December 2015 – Photo by Rich Kolbell


BRAVO’s second program is a tuition- free orchestral music program for nearly 200 students at Cesar Chavez School in North Portland, a K-8 Spanish immersion school.

redlogo-onwhiteThe program components include:

  • School day music instruction for one hour a week for all students in grades 2-3 (approx. 150)
  • Daily after school wind ensemble and chorus for 60 students in grades 3-7 (10 hours/week)
  • Regular performance opportunities in the school, in the surrounding neighborhood and in the wider Portland metro area

Students at Cesar Chavez School:

  • 89% qualify for free or reduced lunch
  • Approx. 50% speak Spanish at home
  • Families from around the world