Cape Town schools plan to rock the 2019 High School Band Slam at the V&A Waterfront Amphitheatre. From Thursday 7 through to Friday 15 March 2019, 10 Peninsula High Schools will go head-to-head in the High School Band Slam 2019.
Expect to hear a wide range of genres and instrumentation. The shortlist of schools includes Rustenburg Girls’ High, Parklands College, Bergvliet High, Belhar High, Wynberg Girls High, Parel Vallei High, Norman Henshilwood High, Bishops College, Bridgetown High and Elsies River High.
BAND SLAM: Rustenburg Girls’ High School, Parklands College
Date Thursday, 7 March 2019, One hour
School Rustenburg Girls’ High School 18h00 – 18h30
School Parklands College 18h45 – 19h15
Rustenburg Girls’ High School
The band “Blue Quaver” was formed in 2017 with only five members and by the end of 2018 a few more members were introduced. The band performed at the 2018 High School Band Slam playing covers from bands and artists. Blue Quaver’s style can range from mellow acoustic and funk to local South African music.
The Parklands College Jazz Band formed in 2014 is a 12-piece ensemble that boasts a versatile group of young and talented musicians. Playing a mixture of jazzy, groovy and uplifting pop music. Their sound is lively and fun. The bands’ stage performance is energetic, dynamic and highly entertaining.
BAND SLAM: Bergvliet High School, Belhar High School, Wynberg Girls’ High School
Date Friday, 8 March 2019, Two hours
School Bergvliet High School 18h00 – 18h30
School Belhar High School 18h45 – 19h15
School Wynberg Girls High School 19h30 – 20h00
Bergvliet High School
The Bergvliet High School Senior Jazz Band is an extraordinary representation of their music department. The jazz band has performed on two local TV shows, Hectic Nine 9 and Expresso and has played at the Cape Town Big Band Jazz Festival.
Belhar High School
Lead by Miss Muller, Belhar High School has recently started a jazz band. The band is comprised of students who are passionate about music and contributing unique South African sounds they believe makes our country a diverse nation.
Wynberg Girls High School
The Wynberg Girls Band has grown since forming in 2009, and now comprises of 25 girls under the leadership of Dayna Pearce. For the past three years the band has made it to the finals of the Band Slam and have received the spirit award and cash prize on numerous occasions. Their repertoire includes a wide range of genres from swing to pop.
BAND SLAM: Parel Vallei High, Norman Henshilwood High School
Date Wednesday, 13 March 2019, One hour
School Parel Vallei High School 18h00 – 18h30
School Norman Henshilwood High School 18h45 – 19h15
Parel Vallei High School
The Parel Vallei Show Band will perform a set of only original songs written by the learners and produced by their mentor, Duncan Combe. The catchy numbers will get everyone in the mood to dance.
Norman Henshilwood High School
The Norman Henshilwood four-piece band is a group of talented musicians determined to leave the audience with a memorable performance. Their music ranges from jazz to African music and a variety of modern pop and R&B.
BAND SLAM: Bishops College, Bridgetown High, Elsies River
Date Thursday, 14 March 2019, Two hours
School Bishops Diocesan College 18h00 – 18h30
School Bridgetown High School 18h45 – 19h15
School Elsies River High School 19h30 – 20h00
Bishops Diocesan College
The Bishops Diocesan College band, “The Groove”, is a pop rock band that has graced the halls of their school since they arrived in grade eight. They create a variety of music including original songs written by the band members.
Bridgetown High School
The Bridgetown High school music group was formed as part of the school’s principal, Mr Andrew Windvogel’s vision to develop students academically and artistically. They perform jazz, R&B, pop and old school classics.
Elsies River High School
Some of the band’s accolades include being 2015 and 2016 High School Jam Champions, 2016 and 2017 Band Slam Champions and performing at the 2016 CTIJF.
The High School Band Slam Final is on Friday, 15 March at 6pm.
The top three bands will stand a chance of winning a musical consultation and equipment for their school to the value of R20 000 from Mars Music. An additional R5 000 V&A Waterfront gift voucher will go to the school that demonstrates they have the best crowd participation and support.
What: 2019 High School Band Slam V&A Waterfront Amphitheatre
Band Slam dates time: 7, 8, 13, 14, 15 March 2019, time slots above
High School Band Slam: Free