2014 Jazz Band Sunset Picnic Concert

On December 4th, 2014, posted in: Concert, Culture, Featured, Galleries, Jazz, Jazz Band, News by

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A sunset picnic. Good company. Great music. An evening could not be more magical.

Earlier in February this year, the Wynberg Girls’ High School Jazz Band won the Spirit Award at the Bandslam competition. The prize was a stage with full sound and lighting provided by the Coca Cola Gig Rig for our young musicians to perform on. On 4 December, our WGHS Jazz Band took to the stage along with the Wynberg Boys’ Jazz Band and special guest artists, AnecNote and Matthew O’Connell to help us create an evening of musical memories.

The Wynberg Boys’ Jazz Band started the show, followed by the Wynberg Girls’ Jazz Band and then the smaller Combo group. Hands were clapping and feet were tapping as the crowd enjoyed “shaking it off”, dancing and singing with the bands. AnecNote, a South African a capella group, and singer and saxophonist, Matthew O’Connell, ended off the show with more incredible music. Both are extremely talented and the audience (mostly the girls) couldn’t help but scream and cheer in awe.

Despite the cold wind being the only party crasher, it was an evening enjoyed by all. A huge thank you to the bands and guest artists who performed, as well as to everyone that came to watch the show. Your support was greatly appreciated and thank you for bringing the gees!