September has busy month for the Cultural Pillar. Read all the news below…

The Mountain club

Last Friday we went on a hike which was only open to the applicants of the Mountain Club Committee. The hike was more of an introduction into Mountain Club and what it has to offer; however, the twist was that the location was a surprise for all us hikers and committee members. We found ourselves at East Fort, Chapmans Peak Drive. The views were so beautiful, and connecting with nature again after a long Mountain Club break was much needed. We enjoyed the waterfalls as well as the water Mother Nature had to offer, #unfiltered. We had a great time. We hope to see more people come along and join us for more exciting hikes in the future!

Written by: Chulumanco Kasana

Orchestra

The Orchestra has been busy this term. On 15 September the Orchestra performed in the lunchtime concert. We played a medley of the “Game of Thrones”, which we had been practicing for our performance at Founders’ Day assembly.

The Orchestra played in the Founders’ Day celebration on the 16 September. We performed a medley of the “Game of Thrones” soundtrack, as well as a medley of “The Greatest Showman” songs as everyone was being seated. We then performed “Ngesibindi”, a piece composed by our teacher and conductor, Mr Saayman, as the school and South African flags were being carried into the hall. This was followed by our national anthem. We were all very proud of our hard work and dedication that went into this performance. On 19 September we felt privileged to share our love of music by playing for the entire school. We wait enthusiastically to be called upon to perform again.

Written by: Bhavika Parbhoo

The Belle Tones

Hearing the Belle Tones singing my new arrangement of the WGHS school song was a highlight of my teaching career. Since WGHS has made so many strides towards transformation and stepping into the future in the last couple of years, the school song deserved a transformation too! So I decided to arrange a new, more upbeat version of it for our new acapella group. I’m so glad it was well-received and we could be a part of the exciting future of Wynberg! The Belle Tones made me proud!

Written by: Amy Campbell Buitendag

The Guitar Ensemble

The guitar ensemble is working diligently towards next term’s guitar concert which will be held on 18 October. We have started some exciting new pieces and are having so much fun at each ensemble practice. We entered the Cape Town Eisteddfod in August where we played “The Sound of Silence” by Disturbed, and “Fix You” by Cold Play.

The Vocal Ensemble

The Vocal Ensemble took part in the Cape Town Eisteddfod on 10 September. We had a wonderful performance and were able to showcase our talents and love for music proudly. Everyone who participated in regular practices entered and showed great enthusiasm. The Vocal Ensemble’s performance was one to remember. We were awarded a high merit grade for our performance. We are proud of ourselves and our courage.

The Marimba Band and Ubuntu Choir

The Marimba festival which took place on 9 September was absolutely spectacular! The WGHS bands played the following songs: “Amasiko”, “Welcome to Cape Town”, “Waka Waka”, and “Jerusalema”. One of our bands received the opportunity to collaborate with the very talented Livingstone High School and SACS in a specially arranged version of “Qongqothwane” (The Click Song). The Ubuntu Choir accompanied us in many of these performances, and they absolutely shone during “Amasiko”. If you didn’t have a chance to see the bands perform, all hope is not lost! We will be playing at the Eco-Fest next week Tuesday, so feel free to come by!

Written by: Anna Lucas