On December 8, the promotions JIVE and SWING made a great end of year concert at Steenberg High School.
The concert was a success with a very enthusiastic audience. The Minister of Social Development of South Africa, Albert Fritz, as well as the Consul of France were even present for the event.
The concert was an opportunity for Township Orchestra to raise funds in order to organize a music camp for both promotions. This music camp will aim to create links between the two groups, but also to do more work with the intervention of professionals from the world of music.
The Township Orchestra program will continue in 2016 with the creation of a third promotion, the MELODY promotion. Township Orchestra is a program developed in collaboration with Musiquelaine SA and the South African trumpeter Ian Smith. The program uses music as a vehicle for social reintegration and academic success in an underprivileged high school of Cape Town, Steenberg High School. Township Orchestra has already proven effective and is a great success among students who participate.