Bergvliet's Music Department entered their Concert Band, Sax Quartet, Brass Ensemble and Senior Jazz Band into the Cape Town Eistedffod last term.
While the Concert Band improved and got a High Honours (above 85%) this time around, the Brass Band won their category and were awarded the Darters Golden Jubilee Award, our Sax Quartet won the Windband category, and were awarded the Samro Trophy and the Senior Jazz Band won their category which is awarded with a cash prize!
The award ceremony will take place on Sunday 28 July at 6pm at Wynberg Boys Junior, Oxford Street and all are welcome.
Well done to all the musicians and teachers who have all worked so hard this year!
Last weekend was a wonderful weekend for BHS Music Department, one of hard work paid off and lots of fun. The weekend started off on Friday, when the BHS senior band entered the Eisteddfod and walked away with a DIPLOMA! (95%-100%). The journey then continued on Saturday with the Concert Band receiving High Honours at the Eisteddfod (85%-90%) and both the Brass Ensemble and Sax Quartet receiving Diploma! The weekend ended with the BHS senior band performing at the Cape Town Bigband Festival! Well done to all the musicians that made us all so proud.
In the July holidays fifteen Bergvliet High School music students attended the World Youth Music Festival in Beijing, China It was a wonderful experience filled with rich music, sight seeing and introductions to the Chinese culture. They attended workshops were they were very fortunate to have been conducted by the great John Hoffman from whom they learnt many pearls of wisdom.
Bergvliet entered into the Cape Town Eisteddfod with our concert band, saxophone quartet and our senior jazz band. This is the first year that this concert band has entered the Eisteddfod and under the baton of Mr Bates received a Honours award! Well done also to our saxophone quartet who did a sterling job and brought home a diploma! The senior jazz band entered the Jazz Band category. Every entrant into that category was awarded and honours, excepting the BHS senior Jazz band that achieved a diploma, putting us top of that category! Well done to all the hard work put in by the teachers, students and parents. You have done Bergvliet proud!
Jade Davids, Dean Abrahams and Robyn King are members of the DREAMCAST Dance Group.
DREAMCAST have been invited to be the official dancers for the Western Cape Marching Band Association, and will be representing South Africa at the Kuala Lumpur World Marching Band competition to be held from 8 - 21 December 2009 in Malaysia, in the cities of Kuala Lumpur, Terengganu, Ipoh and Kuching, as well as in Singapore. On Friday, 6th November, they were awarded their Springbok colours at a gala event held at the Bellville Velodrome.
DREAMCAST have also recently been appointed Tourism Ambassadors for Cape Town and the Western Cape by Cape Town Routes Unlimited.