SOLO STUDIOS SOCIAL INVESTMENT PROGRAMME
THE STEELBAND PROJECT
The core focus of the Riebeek Kasteel-based project is to provide quality music education to young people in the Western Cape, with a particular focus on youth in under-developed communities and 'youth-at-risk'.
The Project aims to develop the discipline and listening skills required for playing in a band, and to give band members the personal enjoyment and confidence gained from performing in public. The Project is active in many suburban and township schools as well as with street youth and with young people with learning difficulties. There are currently 16 steelbands being taught by the Steelband Project on a weekly basis, with an average size of 15 members.
Current members of the Riebeek Kasteel Steelband and accomplished musicians in their own right, Donald Lameyer, Grandwill Grant and Jovan Heynse are currently in their final year of studying part-time for a Diploma in Community Music Education at the University of the Western Cape.
Solo Studios aims to raise enough funds during the 2018 event to support these artists in securing funding for tuition, examination and transport until the completion of their studies.
Look out for donation boxes at Registration and at Solo Sessions. For EFT donations please use:
Bank Account: Steelband Project
Account number: 10212 66213
Branch code: 102 109