School music news


Our Music School is abuzz…

The beginning of the school year is usually a hive of activity as the pupils sign up or audition for an ensemble. Then it’s time for some workshopping. This provides the opportunity for the ensemble members to become acquainted with their teammates and to start work on the year’s repertoire in an intensive way – a few hours rather than a short rehearsal session.


Kingswood Musician Excels at National Competition

One of our Kingswood Junior musicians, Victor took part in the Makhanda National Music Competition last week. There were five competitors in the preliminary rounds (mostly from Gqeberha). He proceeded to the semi-final round on Saturday morning, where he was chosen to perform in the final prestige concert on Saturday evening.


[VIDEO] Junior Sundowner Concert June 2021

A number of our Junior School musicians played in the Sundowner Concert held on Thursday 3 June.
The programme feature music for brass (trumpet and euphonium), woodwind (flute, clarinet, saxophone), violin and piano. We heartily congratulate each and every pupil who played in this Sundowner Concert.

JUNIOR NEWSMUSICNEWS Concert in the Dark 2021

Kingswood hosts annual Concert in the Dark

A challenge of our senses to raise awareness for those with no (or a limited) sense of sight. Nineteen musicians (including ten pupils) presented a programme for the Concert in the Dark on Friday evening, with most of them performing in more than one item.


Kingswood Concert Series Kicks Off with Combined Concert

The very first event of the new ‘Kingswood Concert Series’ initiative was held last Thursday evening at the Wyvern Club. The concept behind this is for musicians from Kingswood, St Andrew’s and DSG to get together to share their common interest – the love of music and of playing an instrument.


Summer Sunset Concert on Lords

The Summer Sunset Concert on Lords on Saturday afternoon was by all accounts a great success! The participants, all 110 of them, enjoyed providing the music. The programme included the String Ensemble, First Band, Concert Band, Saxonettes and six Marimba Groups. It was all about giving everyone an opportunity to perform after such a long time.


First Band Leaders For 2021 Elected

This band has grown and evolved over the years and is very involved in various concerts in and around the school. Erin and Emily were recently elected as the 2021 First Band Leaders and we look forward to seeing them take the band to new heights this year.