Fanfare for wind bands

2015-04-29 14:23

Local school bands will be on stage when the fifth WindWorx Fanfare and the Hugo Lambrechts Music Centre join forces to bring wind band enthusiasts a great festival at HLMC in Parow this weekend.

The fanfare will include a conductor’s workshop, sectional master classes, formal and informal performances by 12 wind bands, including the Johannesburg Youth Symphonic Wind Band and the Cape Philharmonic Youth Wind Ensemble under the direction of Etienne Mecloen and Faan Malan respectively.

Daily activities will include rehearsals, formal evaluations and two concerts with programmes made up of fine wind band music selected from everyday’s performance.

Sean Kierman and Dr Phil Golson will conduct the WindWorx Symphonic Wind Ensemble. A special percussion composition will also be performed.

The University of the Western Cape Symphonic Wind Orchestra, Bellville High School Symphonic Wind Band, the Durbanville High School Wind Band, DF Malan High School Wind Band, Wynberg Boys’ and Girls’ High School’s Wind Bands, Sans Souci Girls’ High School Symphonic Wind Orchestra, the SACS Concert Band, the Hugo Lambrechts Concert Band, their Junior Wind Orchestra and their Beginners Wind Orchestra will also be participating in the fanfare.

Evaluations for junior orchestras will take place from 17:00 to 18:00 on Friday 1 May and audience members can watch for R10. Students and other orchestra members pay R5 entry.

Tickets for the concert at 20:00 cost R30 at the door. Evaluations for senior orchestras will take place from 13:00 to 17:00 on Saturday 2 May. Tickets to watch the evaluations cost R10 for adults and R5 for students or other orchestra members. Entrance for the concert at 20:00 that night is free.

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Call the Hugo Lambrechts Music Centre on 021 939 9105 between 10:00 and 18:00 on weekdays for more information

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