Jazz Band

Wynberg Boys' High School Big Band perform at the "Night of the Stars" on the Hawthornden Field, 2014

Wynberg Boys’ High School Big Band perform at the “Night of the Stars” on the Hawthornden Field, 2014

Goals
We aim to grow the Jazz Band into a fully-fledged big band, and introduce the students to the different styles of the big band era.

General
Wynberg has a 16 piece Jazz Band which presently comprises 8 Saxophones, 2 trumpets, 2 trombones, a guitar, a bass guitar, drums and a keyboard. Mr Blake Hellaby trains and conducts the band and also teaches saxophone to Wynberg boys on a part-time basis.

Annual Performances
• Music at the Manor
• Night of the Stars
• Nussbaum Concert
• Big Band Jazz Festival at the Baxter Theatre

In addition to the above performances, the band plays regularly at school and community functions.

Tours
Cultural Tours to centres beyond Cape Town are popular with the boys, and we therefore endeavour to undertake these as often as we can.

Highlights 2013
• The Jazz Band achieved a Diploma in the 2013 Eisteddfod.
• We received an excellent response from the audience at the Baxter Big Band Jazz Festival 2012 and hope to do the same this year.

Band Director:
Mr Blake Hellaby

Practice Times:
Wednesdays, 17:00-19:00

Venue:
Alf Morris Music Centre

Jazz Band Festival at the Baxter