St Anne’s Diocesan College pupil, Rachael van Rensburg, is a member of the KwaZulu-Natal Youth Wind Band that will tour to New York on 10 March.
The band is made up of 53 musicians aged between 14 and 26 years and Rachael has been a clarinet playing member since 2015.
The group, that celebrates its 40th Anniversary this year, will compete in the Symphonic Wind Band Festival at the world-famous Carnegie Hall. They are the only African band selected to play at the festival and will become the first South African ensemble to give a world premiere of an American composer’s work at Carnegie Hall.
The newly commissioned work has been written specifically for the band by composer Andrew Smith.
News supplied by St Anne's Diocesan College.