Marching squads strut their stuff

2015-10-27 06:00
Manenberg Primary strutting their way through their exhibition at the Western Province Marching Association’s annual championships at Vygiekraal Stadium.   
Rashied isaacs

Manenberg Primary strutting their way through their exhibition at the Western Province Marching Association’s annual championships at Vygiekraal Stadium. PHOTOS: Rashied isaacs

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The much-anticipated annual championship of the Western Province Marching Association took place at Vygiekraal Stadium on Saturday with 28 marching squads from all over Cape Town competing.

The top teams were awarded in various categories: best dressed, grand march past, best exhibition, best drum major solo and overall points.

The Western Province marching programme encourages discipline, respect, pride and team work amongst youth.

Pinedene Primary School was the best overall squad in the primary school division after also securing the best exhibition in its group of eight schools.

Oval North impressed by taking home honours in every category bar two (best dressed and grand march past), which were obtained by Fairmount Secondary School in Grassy Park.

Delf Generations Cadets romped to a clean sweep in the community cadets division with Strandfontein youth development finishing as runner-up.

The event was attended by representatives of the Western Cape department of cultural affairs and sport as well as the City of Cape Town.

In her address, Anroux Marais, Western Cape minister of cultural affairs and sport, highlighted the importance of participating in positive youth developmental programmes to bring about significant change in communities.

Marais said that those attending and participating in the event have risen above the various social ills which plague many of the communities they come from and that their participation will lead to a positive contribution to society as a whole.

“I encourage you to continue making positive choices because it is you who determine your circumstances and your presence.

“I thank all who had a hand in the success of this significant event as you have indeed contributed to our department’s vision of a socially inclusive, creative, active and connected Western Cape,” said Marais.

Primary schools

Premier division:

1.Pinedene Primary




5.Bramble way




Super league:

1.Eisleben Road

2.Merridale Avenue



5.Mitchell’s Plain




High schools1.Oval North







Community cadets1.Delft Generation Cadets

2.Strandfontein Youth Development

3.Young Royal drill squad


5.Bishop Lavis

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