Band Stand A celebration of Band Leaders and Bands

By MapMyWay
11 June 2018

Eight Youth Jazz Bands Commemorating Youth Day

With the aim of advocating and promoting a platform for bandleaders and their bands, Artscape commemorates Youth Day on 16 June 2018, with Band Stand where eight unique youth bands present their sensational original diverse styles of music and compositions in the Artscape Theatre at 7.30pm.

Ensuring their commitment to music literacy and develop young musicians within the fields of brass and woodwind instruments Artscape has provided a mentorship programme for these bands with three acclaimed musicians, Marc de Kock, Ian Smith and Camillo Lombard.

The Jazz bands are from the Western Cape and include 

  • The Dymamix Jazz Band (Bellville) – photo above,
  • Groote Schuur High School Jazz Ensemble (Newlands),
  • Major Voices (Khayelitsha),
  • WCYO Jazz Band (Langebaan),
  • After-School Project (Kuilsriver),
  • Odwa Bongo (Cape Town),
  • Thorns & Roses (Steenberg) and the
  • Marc de Kock Big Band (Rondebosch).

Their repertoire ranges from well-known Jazz Standards, African music, local and international Jazz, Latin, Pop Covers, Cappella, Isicathamiya, Afro Gospel, Marimba and more.

Because of the high standard and commitment of these bands, they play regularly at their schools and invited to perform at popular venues, weddings, funeral services, celebrations and corporate functions.

Dr Marlene le Roux, CEO Artscape states that ; ‘Band Stand is a stepping-stone to provide opportunities and access to significant role players and technical support. We are privileged to showcase these young musicians with their Band Leaders.

WHAT: BAND STAND A celebration of Band Leaders and Bands

WHEN: Saturday 16 June 7.30pm  Commemorating Youth Day

WHERE: Artscape Theatre, F0reshore, Cape Town 8001 and produced by ARTSCAPE

TICKETS: R40 and available through Artscape Dial-a-Seat 021 421 7695, Computicket, Shoprite and Checkers outlets Call Computicket on 0861 915 8000

Band Stand is suitable for the entire family – book your tickets now.