Steelband Festival

CAPE TOWN STEELBAND FESTIVAL

THURSDAY 11 May 2017 at the Baxter Theatre Complex, Main Road, Rondebosch, Cape Town

The Cape Town Steelband Festival is a joint venture between the Cape Town Big Band Jazz Festival and the Steelband Project.

Steelbands from suburban, national as well as  township schools will participate

The Steelband Project (Western Cape) was set up in 1997 by Liz Brouckaert and David Wickham.  The core focus of the project is to provide quality music education to young people, with a particular focus on youth in under-resourced communities and “youth-at-risk”.  The project is active in many suburban, township and rural areas.  There are currently 16 steelbands being taught by the Steelband Project on a weekly basis, with an average size of 15 members.  The Wynberg bands, although originally taught by the Steelband Project are now entirely independent and are currently taught by Keenan Oliphant.

This year the following schools and community bands  will participate,

Herzlia Constantia/Camps Bay Primary (combined band)

Elkana Childcare (Malmesbury)

Riebeek Kasteel 

Franschhoek

Heideveld Secondary 

Queens College Primary  (Queenstown)

Wynberg Boy’s High School. 

Clanwilliam

Tickets available through Computicket.  0861 915 8000 – www.computicket.com or Baxter Theatre Complex, 021 685 7880.

Adults R100,  seniors, students and scholars R50.

For more information contact David  at david@steelband.co.za,  082 898 9663 or Ann at ctbigbandjazzfest@gmail.com  or 082 451 3696

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