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GENEVA FUNDRAISER (article first published : 2004-09-5)

Ross Butcher and Michael Magner have been accepted into the National Superior Conservatoire de Musique de Geneva following live pre-auditions in January and the final audition in June. Both old boys of Glenwood High School, they matriculated in 1999 and 1997 respectively.

The Conservatoire de Geneva is one of the foremost instituitions of its kind in the world with some of the best teachers. Ross and Michael were two of six new students selected worldwide to enter this prestigious conservatoire. They both completed their Bachelor of Music Degrees in 2003 and have been members of the Kwazulu-Natal Philharmonic as extra players and cadets since 2000. They have been full-time employees as Advanced Cadets for the last two years.

Ross and Michael will commence their studies in late September and are raising money through fundraising concerts on September 3 and 4 from 18h00 till late and on September 5 from 13h00 onwards.

The programme includes the Glen Miller Big Band a 12 piece outfit performing fourites such as In the Mood, Tuxedo Junction, At Last, etc. Also featured are Jimmy and the Krickets which is a six-piece traditional jazz band performing New Orleans Dixieland (When the Saints, Basin Street Blues, Maple Leaf Rag, etc) and a four piece combo performing jazz standards.

Bookings essential but limited tickets available at the door. Book through 031 301 5425 or 072 151 9850.




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