The KZN Youth Wind Band, under the baton of Northwood’s Russell Scott returned victorious with a Gold Award from the New York Wind Band Festival last week. The KZNYWB, featuring 2 Northwood learners – Julian Gaul and Mitchel Kruger, and two Old Boys – Chayce Tyne and Sphe Zungu – were unanimously awarded the top honour by 3 professional judges, well respected in the musical scene in New York.
Performing in the iconic Carnegie Hall was an amazing experience not to be forgotten by the young musicians from the KZNWYB.
The band’s energy and enthusiasm shone through in every performance and especially in the rehearsal exchanges where the KZNYWB was able to showcase the warmth and joy of African Music and Culture.
Besides the performance obligations, the KZNYWB members also found the time to take in some of the sights in a very cold and snowy New York City.