Byron Carr, music teacher at Elkanah House School in Cape Town, has been instrumental in the establishment of a symphonic band at the school.
The band has already jumped wholeheartedly into renditions of famous jazz pieces, as this genre is Carr’s area of speciality. A guitarist and pianist join a first alto saxophone, a second alto saxophone, two first violins, one second violin, a third violin and a flautist at rehearsal each week. To complete the rhythm section of the band, Carr has scouted a bassist and drummer from the music pupils and hopes to have them join in at rehearsals. Adding tenor and baritone saxophones to the woodwind section of the band, and including trumpets, tenor trombones and a bass trombone, are also long-term goals.
Category: Autumn 2016