“…Music is life. That’s why our hearts have beats…”

Last week Thursday our annual Music Dinner was held at the Wyvern. We are so lucky that, now, with level 1 restrictions in place we are once again able to come together in larger group settings to celebrate the different spheres of our school.

Each year, this event is a celebration of what our music pupils have achieved throughout the year and pays homage to our Matric Pupils who will be leaving our Music School at the end of the year.

It is also at this dinner where the Concert Band leader is chosen for the following year. This year, our Concert Band Leader was Joshua Maritz. Joshua will be passing on the reigns to not one, but two deserving individuals in 2021.

The Concert Band Leader is voted for by their peers, and this year we had a tie between Neliswa Ntintili and Lathi Stamper.

Neliswa plays the baritone saxophone and started playing in 2017 and began her own journey in the Band in 2018. Lathi has been playing the trombone since 2014 and joined the Concert Band in 2017.

We are so looking forward to having this dynamic duo take our Band to even greater heights in 2021. Congratulations!

At the Music Dinner our Grade 11 musicians took great initiative this year, arranging the order of proceedings and meeting at the Wyvern Club to set the tables for the evening.

The dinner kicked off with a short concert at the Wyvern. As a result of covid-19 regulations only our ensembles were able to play on the night as our full Concert Band and Senior Choir have not rehearsed together since the start of lockdown. They have however been rehearsing in small sectionals.

The KC5 started the music programme, followed by the String Ensemble and ending off with the Saxonettes. It was a lovely concert, with the venue providing pleasant acoustics. The music certainly set the scene for a wonderful evening of fellowship!

We congratulate Joshua Maritz who was awarded a ‘Long Service’ award for dedication and contribution to the Concert Band from 2015 (Term 2) to 2020.