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Brass bands and cultural preservation: the Corporação Musical Dona Gabriella de Oliveira Costa in São João da Boa Vista (SP)

Grant number: 19/08171-5
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): May 01, 2019
Effective date (End): July 31, 2022
Field of knowledge:Linguistics, Literature and Arts - Arts - Music
Principal researcher:Suzel Ana Reily
Grantee:João Henrique Amancio Gião
Home Institution: Instituto de Artes (IA). Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP). Campinas , SP, Brazil
Associated research grant:16/05318-7 - Local musicking: new pathways for ethnomusicology, AP.TEM


This project proposes a study on brass bands which are very recurrent in Brazilian parks. Focusing especially on the musical corporation Dona Gabriella de Oliveira Costa, which is over 80 years old, formed in São João da Boa Vista and still performs every week in the center of Praça Coronel Joaquim José. The research will have a historical approach. In an effort to identify aspects that favor the preservation of the band, by understanding the strategies and adaptations necessary for its existence in todays musical and social context.

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