One-of-a-kind battle of marimba bands

2016-05-26 06:00

In an one-of-a-kind Marimba Festival which will be held in Uitenhage on Saturday, there will not only be a battle of bands, but also a spectacular mass band item.

“This festival truly is one-of-a-kind. There will be no formal seating for the audience, as the eight (8) bands will be arranged all around the sides of the hall,” said René Zietsman, co-ordinator of this musical event.

“Audience members will take a chair and choose their own spot.

“The festival is about celebrating the marimba as a versatile music instrument. The music prepared by the bands will definitely take worries away!” said Zietsman.

The competition will all take place on a friendly and informal basis, with a number of mystery prizes up for grabs.

During the course of Saturday morning (May 28th) from 10:00 to 13:00, the Battle of the Junior Bands, Battle of Senior Bands, Last Band Standing and a mass band item will be part of the programme.

The festival will be held at Strelitzia High School and tickets are available at the doors at R20/adult and R10/scholar.

Participating bands are Access Music Project, Mount Pleasant Primary, Queen’s College, Graeme College, Laerskool Cradock, Strelitzia High School, College Hill Primary and Gonubie Primary.

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