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We bid you a warm welcome.

At Groote Schuur High School we...

  • Foster an attitude of respect.
  • Work in an attractive environment.
  • Strive to provide professional tuition at the highest level.
  • Maintain a balance between academic, cultural, and sporting activities.
  • Believe in promoting the values of tolerance and respect for all forms of faith and culture.
  • Believe in challenging problems and solving them with creativity and innovation.
  • Are eager to fulfil our role in the southern suburbs, as well as in the broader community.

GSHS Jazz Band and Vocal Ensemble

Directed by Ms Ronel Nagfaal & Mr Jeremy Quickfall

The Groote Schuur High School band was formed in September 2012 (mentored by Lee-Anne Fortuin) and since then has grown into a Junior Band under the guidance of Ms Nagfaal and Senior Band under the guidance of Mr Quickfall.
The bands have performed at the Arts and Culture Focus Schools Live Performance Workshop which forms part of the Cape Town International Jazz Festival. 

They have performed at concerts and music evenings held at Groote Schuur High School and at Valentine's Day picnics held on the lawns at the school.

They have also performed at the Jazz on the Lawn Festival hosted by St Josephs Marist College as well as the Baxter Theatre.

The Jazz Bands have performed at Kelvin Grove Club and at Kenilworth Centre and in 2014 they, together with the Vocal Ensemble, were invited to be the opening act for SHAKATAK at Maynardville.

The bands have a versatile repertoire consisting of different tunes of different genres, such as local and international Jazz, Pop, House, Contemporary, Reggae and Rock.

Directed by Lee-Anne Fortuin

Jazz band 2013The Ensemble was formed in February 2012. It consists of all Vocal Studies Music students who are pursuing vocals as their main practical instrument. The group has a variety of very talented singers who have peformed at numerous functions. 

In 2013 and 2014 they won their category at the annual FACETS competition held at San Souci High School.

If you have not heard our Jazz Bands and Vocal Ensemble perform yet, you are in for a very special treat when you do!

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