Spring Newsletter

Greetings from Team Songbound

Read on for photos and videos from our end-of-syllabus concert in February, and our first ever choir-leader profile! We also have a lovely blog to share from Gwen Martin, who visited Songbound projects with our CEO Joe Walters in February. Last but not least, we will be introducing Trustee Ratna Merugumalla, who joined the board in November 2018.

Gwen Martin blog

“The first few phrases the children sang as a 300-strong choir at the rehearsal on the day of the concert moved me to tears. They sing with such vigour and abandon and the sound is overwhelming. To harness all this energy and give these children a chance to express themselves was a privilege. Overall, I had the most rewarding experience of my career during my week in Mumbai.”

Gwen worked with our choirs and choir-leaders for ten days to prepare them for the February concert.

Click here to read more about her visit.

Choir leader profile

Barbara Pereira
Find out how Barbara got involved with Songbound, her favourite memories and why she believes music is important for children.


Ratna Merugumalla

Ratna is our newest Trustee. She is a Consultant in Emergency Medicine, working in the NorthWest Anglia NHS Foundation Trust.

Ratna heard about Songbound whilst doing a MBA, and after visiting Mumbai in 2017 was delighted to join the UK Board.

Click here to find out more about Ratna.

New videos!

Become a Friend

In order to expand our activity with confidence, we are dependent upon the generous and continued support of individuals here in the UK. We hope you will subscribe to give a regular donation, no matter how small, through our new Friends’ Scheme. Visit www.songbound.com/get-involved to find out more.