THE senior steelband from Sunridge Primary School participated in the sixth Education Africa International Marimba and Steelpan Festival which took place in Boksburg on July 29 and 30.
The steelband was the only one to represent Port Elizabeth at the event.
They competed against bands from Nigeria, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Lesotho and South Africa. More than 2 000 participants took part in more than 250 performances.
The Sunridge band’s hard work paid off when they won prizes for each of the categories they entered.
They won third place in the primary school strictly classical division for a small ensemble, third place in the open division for a small ensemble and overall winner in the best performing steelband division.