A Sound to Remember
Students at UC begin their four year musical journey in instrumental music as early as grade five. They choose an instrument that is suitable for their particular embouchure with the expertise of the instructor. Music curriculum at UC comprises more than just piano lessons for beginners; our students have a choice of most of the wind, brass, and percussion instruments to assist them in the process of becoming musically educated. The focus is on giving the students a music education programme to read music and develop their skills on their instrument of choice. They learn about melodic and rhythmic accuracy, dynamics and phrasing, as well as interpretation of the appropriate style in a variety of musical genres which bring music to life.
Marvel at the breathtaking spectacle of our grade eight concert and jazz bands performing with a musical energy uncommon at this grade! As an incentive, students have the opportunity to play in festivals such as Music Alive and Music Fest. Our drum enthusiasts will thrill to the pulsating rhythms of our African Drumming Ensemble. All of our five bands are award winning ensembles at the platinum and gold levels in provincial and national festivals.