A programme of popular music for the whole family closes the festival with performance by the full Youth Wind Ensemble and percussion ensemble, as well as solos played on flute, clarinet, saxophone, bassoon,
trumpet, horn, trombone, and tuba! A great introduction to wind instruments for all ages.
For nearly 20 years, the Cape Town Youth Wind Ensemble (CPYWE) has been amongst the foremost wind bands in the city performing at community concerts and festivals under the direction of its conductor, wind band specialist Faan Malan. The CPYWE was formed, together with the Cape Philharmonic Youth Orchestra and the Masidlale grassroots programme, to shape the musical lives of talented young people mainly from areas without access to music education. Many of its 60 members perform as ad hoc musicians in the CPO, paving the way for a career in music.